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  1. Date: 5/30/2013 11:09:00 AM
    You definitely can write so vividly but what stood out for me more was your attitude as a hunter. I must say, I had that moment of rooting for the buck (I knew I was wrong, a bear??), admiring the buck's tenacity but also admiring how respectful you are with what you are hunting. Reading this gives me a better insight to how a hunter should be., acknowledging that circle of life and respecting it. And yes, the heart I could picture that vividly. Another gripping and amazing write from you.

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 10:10:00 AM
    And to answer your question, I am loving my new job! Sadly, I'm not a ninja for hire - That would be pretty cool. The weather here is very wonky! In the mornings, it's about 6 degrees (celsius.. not sure what that would be fahrenheit?), and then it's getting up to 35 degrees celsius in the afternoons. So freezing in the mornings and boiling in the afternoons! What the heck?

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 8:56:00 AM
    Part Two is just as impressive! Those last few sentences are really great, Caleb. You remind me of why I love reading so much - I get to experience something through the eyes of another that I would otherwise never even think about.

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 8:28:00 PM
    Very awesome portrayed the right attitude of a respectful hunter...very captivating story.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 9:42:00 AM
    You are the hunter indeed...Send this in to Field & Stream magazine or something similar to that..."We are sorry to kill you brother. We do honor your courage and speed, your strength" (Chingachgook to the deer killed in The Last of the Mohicans)

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 1:21:00 PM
    This sooo reminds me of when I read Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Becoming one with the forest, and realizing the importance of receiving life as well as giving life. I have much respect towards the attitude of this piece... though I wonder if you really ate part of it's heart?

    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter
    Date: 9/3/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love heart....:)
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 10:21:00 AM
    wow, if all hunters had this respect for the kill, it would be so much better for them and for us. Sadly, I think half of them do not think this way. I really enjoyed your story, Caleb. You could send this in to some magazine and I am sure it would get published. Soupmail. (by the way, do you really do the thing with the heart?)

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 9:20:00 AM
    Like Jack... I'm no hunter, but this is a very interesting write. During the depression my Dad (young at the time) hunted to help feed his family... The circle of life presented beautifully. Very insightful. Brilliantly written.

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 8:00:00 AM
    While I'm not a hunter, I can appreciate the act of hunting as you have portrayed it: with skill, cunning and respect for the animal. Clearly there is no intent for a mounted head to trumpet victory, rather the more meaningful acts of respect and taking for food, and large hints of Native American attitudes toward wildlife. Very nicely done, Caleb, as always. Jack

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 5:22:00 PM
    Could see it it all. You write so passionately and vividly. Loved it all, part 1 and 2. Keep up the fantastic work! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 3:22:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem today, xxx

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Love how this came full circle, Caleb. The hunter and the hunted...I like how you injected respect for life in there. Of course, hunting for sustenance is different than hunting for sport. Great write....Must admit....I was wishing that mosquito would save the day! ;)

    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter
    Date: 9/3/2013 5:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Haha...I AM the hunter...even when it comes to giants..;)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/7/2013 4:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, there goes my theory! I keep telling my students that if they actually had to kill the game that they end up eating...many more of them would become vegetarians! ;) It's sad how commercially animals are fattened up for slaughter....the conditions are appalling, but you obviously put them out of their misery quickly. That does make a difference. Giant soup? Caleb, the hunted rarely outsmart the hunter! ;)
    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter
    Date: 5/6/2013 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    haha..ok..I'm glad you didn't scold me too bad! And yes, I always hunt for food...I don't enjoy killing anything....well, except the occasional snake that gets too big for his breeches...and if its a rattlesnake, I'll eat him too...