Thirteenth Blogaversary

thirteen.gifWell, here we are at another year milestone for the Cap’n Bob & the Damsel Blog. Thirteen years ago in September, we began posting about our Perspectives on Life and Politics. I’m not sure about the exact date we started, since some early posts were lost, but the first day of fall should be close enough.

We started this back in 2005 prior to retirement. I seemed to have a lot more time to blog back then before becoming ‘busy’ in the after work life.

We might have slowed down in posting, but the world and it’s myriad of fake news, political asshattery, and steady stream Constitutional abuse has not. We may not post often about those things, but we notice and are otherwise politically active behind the scenes.

We will continue posting when we feel the need for it and because The Wandering Minstrel is now permanently offline, all the posts about classics, firearms, notions and otherwise will be posted here, probably resulting in more activity on this site. Stay tuned for the next thirteen years.


  1. drjim said,

    September 23, 2018 @ 15:14:48

    Congrats on 13 years of blogging!

    Bummer about the Minstrel website. That’s how I “met” you, leading to an eyeball QSO.

  2. CapnBob said,

    September 23, 2018 @ 18:46:48


    We started Minstrel to be a separate RKBA and Second Amendment blog and it grew from there. I still have access to a lot of the scripts and stuff from that site and some of them may show up here. The 2A stuff, Classics, Notions, What’s for Dinner, etc. are going to be posted here when we get the urge.

    Maybe another eyeball is possible in Colo. We’re sorta planning a spring trip to visit the western part of the state, so who knows what after that.

  3. drjim said,

    September 23, 2018 @ 22:54:04

    We’re about 90 minutes North of Denver, the cul de sac we live on is plenty big enough for your rig, and we’d love to see you!

  4. CapnBob said,

    September 24, 2018 @ 12:06:11

    OK on the cul de sac. We’ll see if we can work it in.

  5. Kevin said,

    September 26, 2018 @ 17:55:54

    Congrats and wish you another 13 plus.

  6. CapnBob said,

    September 26, 2018 @ 19:28:44

    Thank you, Kevin.

  7. glenn b said,

    September 27, 2018 @ 06:06:08

    Been reading your blog for most of those years. Happy blogiversary, keep up the excellent posting.

  8. CapnBob said,

    September 27, 2018 @ 08:37:32

    Thanks, Glenn. I get to your site as well as Damsel does. We generally don’t leave comments, but enjoy reading the stuff.

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