I haven’t posted in a coon’s age and don’t know how long coons live but I have lots of them here at the ranch and they are pesky critters. The Homeaway and Vacation Rentals on the property kept me quite busy through the summer. Hunting season is upon those of us who own ranches with native and exotic game. I traveled in late spring to Japan, Siberia and Alaska and have finally completed my third book which is currently being edited, titled “Ambushed in America.” My garden produced prolifically this summer and the rains washed away the creek crossing twice. Not to slow down, the latest project is purchasing two townhouses in Alpine, one for rental and one for me, and spending time there with my daughter and grandsons. A trip to the Chili Cookoff in Terlingua and a ski trip to Colorado are in the future as well as the publication of my third book.