RE: comments on the last post , I suspect that whether it's a hunt, a match, an "adventure," or a family vacation, the most important thing is something you bring with you, and that is an open mind. When I was a professional journalist, it wasn't unusual for an editor to ask me in advance of a trip "what the story was." My response was always that I didn't know, that the story wouldn't tell me what it was until I was in the field.
I have an idea of how Africa is going to go...we've put a huge amount work into putting this trip together...but once we're on the ground the trip will definite itself. Like Larry, I want to know everything...I obsessively collect information. As for shooting, we'll see.
Spent the day standing in the rain at the range...I feel like I've been in the wash cycle for a few hours!
Am still processing the Oklahoma killing. I've said before that I think the mainstream culture is irrevocably broken, as if some fundamental "humanness" has been sectioned out and replaced with an emptiness that can never be filled.