I can see that Pinch and Nicholas have things well in hand, which is great. I should go on vacation more often.
Last fall I checked out the audiobook of Not a Good Day to Die : The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda by Sean Naylor. I barely had time to start it before it was due, and someone else had it on hold and I had to return it. Since that time, several readers have recommended it, so I picked it up again to listen to while on our trip. Great stuff and highly recommended. I’ll probably have a bit more to say after I’ve listened to the whole thing.
Also, I see that Military.com is giving away tickets to The War Tapes, a documentary shot by troops in Iraq. I had the pleasure of meeting director Deborah Scranton and one of the National Guard soldiers who helped create the film. I hope to get an opportunity to check it out.
Finally, don’t forget the Gunblogger Rendezvous in Reno October 6th and 7th. Lots of good stuff, including time at a local shooting range, is planned for all comers. Some industry reps and such will be there, and it’s open to all GunBloggers and MilBloggers. I had a great time at the MilBlogger Conference this past spring in Washington, DC, and the GunBlogger Rendezvous provides a western location for a similar gathering of like-minded folks. Go check it out.