Today I had a conversation with a gentleman I have never met except on the internet and through our initial conversations I began to feel this conversation might have a very special meaning and would be a portent of exciting, interesting and challenging things to come. His tone was of infectious exhuberance and passion for his craft and since we share a love of the same craft, that of putting our thoughts to words and for me as well into pictures, hopefully our futures are destined to be entwined at some level. As our conversation progressed we discovered we had much in common. similiar experiences, pastimes and even collegues. He was most complimentary of my work and sadly my not knowing much about his, I was unable to return the compliments. Even though we are separated by some long distance our commonality of purpose may in fact bring us together for a project in the very near future, at least that is my hope. I look forward to working with this man, whose name I will withhold for fear of embarassing him, since I believe I can learn from him and at the same time share my meager experiences and talents such as they are with him. Today was one of those good days, not because I had any specific success or accomplishment but more importantly because today I was given the gift of insight and good feeling for future times. Those feelings that you can not nail down but nevertheless give you a burst of energy and even youthfulness. Without a crystal ball I can not see into the future but thanks to this gentleman i am excited about it for one more reason.
Day after tomorrow (wed Feb 20, 2013)I head to Tucson AZ to cover the Spring Grand American Trap Shoot for TrapshootingUSA Magazine. I will spend four days gathering the details of the competition as well as the human side of the events. I will also review the new short rib model Perazzi, interview a vendor for a story and profile a well known trapshooter. It will be a very busy four days and somewhere in the middle of all of this I will even shoot a couple of events just to prove the point that unless you practice you should limit your expectations.
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