Ten years ago, while engaged in blogging at Cap’n Bob and the Damsel, I decided that the range of topics important to conservatives was diverse enough to warrant a separate web log (mostly) devoted to the right to keep and bear arms. The topics important to CB&D were addressing the climate change hoax and various and sundry other categories plus personal life anecdotes. The Wandering Minstrel would post on the Obamination, the right to keep and bear arms and some fun things like classics and nostalgia.

Our first post on the Minstrel was a simple photo of some 9×9mm ammo (parabellum) and the Latin phrase “Si vis pacem, para bellum,” if you want peace, prepare for war. We still believe that concept to be true and important as our republic goes forward into the rest of the 21st Century.

We haven’t kept a steady almost daily input on either blog as we advance deeper into our senior years. It’s not strenuous work and our minds are still clear, but we seem to spend more time reading and observing the world around us. We will post here and on CB&D from time to time when we feel we have something to offer or when a life event warrants us to record it for posterity.

It’s interesting to note that a decade ago, we were still in the People’s Republik of Kalifornistan and working for a living (and paying high taxes). At that time, we knew we would eventually relocate out of K-Stan, but did not have a clear concept of where or how or when. Now, we’re out here in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of central Arizona with all those unanswered questions resolved. We claim WINNER status!