Please stay that way. And keep them away from your door and out of sight.

Dickey used to scold anyone in his seminars, and anyone else he came across, for using a gun when hunting. He had been an occasional hunter, having grown up the “proper, manly way” in Georgia, but was taught to hunt with a bow and arrow, the way the Native Americans had. Which is why he focused on that in Deliverance.

I still get so messed up, emotionally, especially during dove hunting season. It’s the most god-awful thing watching these “good ol’ boys,” some of them who never go hunting otherwise, just traipsing out in someone’s pickup to some wet field to have a few beers and some whisky and shoot a bunch of birds. Camaraderie. I’d rather remain alone.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of many things straightforward and strange. Some of them appear here. “Women zai shuo ba” as the Mandarin say. Born 2016.