Stephen Coonts' Journal

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The new book, THE DISCIPLE, seems to be generating some excitment.  Not in Iran, apparently, where folks are rioting over the accusation that the political opposition burned a photo of the Ayatollah Khomeini.  The government accuses their political enemies, the enemies accuse the government.  Sounds like one of Hitler’s shenanigans, doesn’t it?  Inevitably, the Iranian government is going to crack down harder on regime opponents.

It seems to be a tough time to do your own thinking anywhere on this planet.  Maybe it always has been.

Written by stephencoonts

December 14, 2009 at 8:46 am

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  1. Steve, Great web page! I was asked to help put together a team of hunters for the Nebraska “One BOX Pheasant Hunt” for November 4th, 5th and 6th 2010. This is a social event to which hunters must apply. Applicants are screened and each year several teams are invited to participate in the hunt. After that they become members of the club, and can return any year thereafter. I have not been there but understand it is an honor to be invited, and it is a great social, charity and fun hunt. Please e-mail me or phone if you would be interested. JoAnn and I are driving to Florida and Montauk N.Y. over the holidays, and if time permits I would like to show JoAnn Deer Creek Farm. I don’t have your cell phone or Nevada number, so I will try to keep in touch via e-mail. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, Deb and your family. George and JoAnn

    George Ranta

    December 18, 2009 at 12:09 am

  2. It’s a hoot, isn’t it – flying gliders. When I was an Air Cadet in Saskatchewan during the sixties I won a gliding scholarship and spent half the summer of ’67 learning to fly without an engine. But I never pursued it. Marriage, kids, life happens. When I turned fifty 10 years ago I decided to celebrate by going for a flip with the local soaring club south of Calgary. It was everything I remembered and I still had the touch, that ability to feel every movement she makes in response to the air currents and your inputs to the stick and rudder. It’s flying, pure and simple. Would that I could slip the surly bonds again but work takes me far afield. Last year to Washington state and later to Saudi and Qatar. After the last trip I have an even greater appreciation for our soldiers in Afghanistan. I can’t imagine hiking all day in full battle dress with a Kevlar vest and helmet, 40 lb. pack, ammo and weapons in 46 C heat for days on end. God keep them all safe and well.

    Dan Hardock

    March 4, 2010 at 12:43 am

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