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    • David Petersen
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      Looking at the new Aug/Sept issue of TBM, two articles strike me as stand-outs.

      First is Thomas “T” Downing’s “Rise Up.” As a new writer (this is his second article, I believe), T has qualities that many old hacks like myself have to envy, including a natural sense for story-telling and a clean, fast-paced style that pulls you through the story, in this case a deeply poignant story, before you know what’s happened, and leaves you wanting more. Great work, Mr. T! Keep ’em coming.

      Second is the long-overdue interview with Dave Doran of Archery Past. As the interview reveals, Dave is easily among the most dedicated and giving traditional archery tribal elders we have today. The man is just chock full of heartful goodness and generosity. And in another, younger life, Dave also saw the awfulness of Vietnam at its most brutal, as a Marine advisor stationed with the RoK Marines, among the scariest guys on the planet. Semper Fi, Dave, and thanks to Jerry Gowins for a great interview that will live a very long time in the trad archery and bowhunting world, I predict.

    • Alexandre Bugnon
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      Can’t wait to read T’s story!

    • T Downing
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      A very personal story that was a struggle to share, it’s from my heart. A very humbling experience to be within the pages of this fine magazine.

    • skinner biscuitskinner biscuit
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      I bought some hex blunts from Dave at the Pope and Young shoot in Brownsville.Very nice guy.It was my first time there and his wife Nancy was very helpful.I open my first magazine from TB and there they were.As a member of TAO I’m glad to have Dave and Rich and the rest of the officers represent us.Now their is talk of allowing crossbows for the disabled in the general archery season .WE need guy’s like Dave more than ever.

    • Col MikeCol Mike
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      Dave P said it all. Just want to add my appreciation to T. Downing for a really moving piece and of course my heartfelt Semper Fi for Dave Doran and thanks to Jerry Gowins for the interview write up.


    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      Can’t wait to read both!

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