Shears: Will someone tell me why I'm so indispensable to this outfit?MAJ Warden: I know how you feel, but there's always the unexpected, isn't there?-- Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957.
Events of this weekend -- health-wise and otherwise -- have convinced me that wherever I'm headed in this struggle it needs to be soon. To accomplish what I set out to do with the armed civil disobedience and smuggling project I need to get about doing things that require a modicum of health and resources. Both seem iffy at the moment.
My one hope of generating an income stream independent of blog subscriptions and the kindness of friends is to get Absolved out there for sale. While I am beyond making false promises and failed predictions, I plan on touring the upper South and Midwest in the month of April. This presupposes I will have a work product to tour with. If other things, including this blog, have to suffer, well, they will.
My schedule is tentatively to begin at Knob Creek KY, 11-12 April and finish at the NRA Convention in Indianapolis 0n 24-27 April. In between, I am scheduled to give a speech at the Ohio State House on 19 April at a Patriots' Day rally sponsored by Ohio for Concealed Carry. Other events and dates will be filled in as time approaches. If any readers have suggestions for that month and general area of the country, please feel free to email me.
Prior to April, I hope to get up to CT, MD and NY and tweak the noses of the totalitarians up there in speeches, appearances and (who knows?) perhaps a bit of smuggling. (I especially want to visit Connecticut, where the resistance to the new tyrant's code seems to be particularly strong.) I will do my best to avoid the expense of bail money, etc., but then there's always the unexpected, isn't there?
Again this presupposes the health and the funds to do so. The April trip has the advantage of allowing me to conserve resources by falling back on the resources of friends and family in Ohio and Indiana. I should also have some of my income tax refund to use by then. I try to stretch all the donations and subscriptions as far as I can.
To my regular supporters and subscribers, however, I hasten to add that you have already given plenty and I am not soliciting more from y'all. The Lord alone knows how you have sustained my work until now, even in the face of Christmas and hard times. Rather, I am hoping that some of you folks, especially new readers that I have been hearing from, will see fit to send some subscriptions this way to keep the smuggling campaign going until, Lord willing, I can get Absolved out into the marketplace.
This weekend reminded me forcefully that I don't have an inexhaustible amount of time to accomplish what I need to do. So that's where I'm headed. Keep me in your prayers.