I have been remiss in so far failing to mention the great Kim DuToit’s tragic loss, and his subsequent and very welcome return to blogging after a long hiatus. My sincerest sympathy to him, and my heartiest welcome back to the scrap too. For those of you who haven’t been around that long, Kim is an old and valued comrade-in-arms and friend of this blog, and though I wouldn’t wish the circumstances on anyone, I’m very glad to see him back up and running again. It ought to go without saying that into the blogroll and bookmarks he immediately shall go, and if past form is any indication, you’ll be seeing plenty of excerpting and linkage from here on out.
Kim was always a damned fine writer; I flattered myself to think that we were cut from the same mold, twin brothers from different mothers, as it were. He writes in the same blunt, no punches pulled, and occasionally harsh and consistently profane style that I do, and our views on things were about as congruent as it’s possible to be for people who were born and raised half a world apart. He’s as good a tech writer on guns as we have; his old blog focused heavily on not just gun rights, but on hands-on reviews of old, rare, and oddball pieces you simply wouldn’t see mentioned anywhere else. It was an education, is what it was, from a most erudite and passionate teacher, on a most worthy subject.
Kim’s fundraiser page is here, so although my mentioning it is kinda belated, if you got a spare nickel you can toss to a most deserving guy, by all means do so.
Glad to have you back, my friend, and nothing but best wishes to you from here. May your beloved wife rest easy, and smile on you from her eternal home until you’re united once again.