I am saddened to read of the death of George Austin, better known as “Guffaw in AZ” to many out there in the blogging world. Like a lot of others I prayed and hoped that he would recover from his health problems, but I guess they were just too much for him. I never met George in person although we conversed numerous times on blogs, his, mine, and others. We also spoke via email a few times. Even though I never got to know him very well it wasn’t hard to tell George was good people, the kind of people the world needs more of. Rest In Peace.
Three Sips of Gin: Dominating the Battlespace with Rhodesia’s Elite Selous Scouts, by Tim Bax, is an excellent personal memoir. Despite the book’s title this is not just a collection of war stories, but about Mr. Bax’s life and the world that he knew. I enjoyed it very much and believe you will as well.