I am all for individual expression and the right to be exactly who one wishes to be but it seems a little strange to me when an anti-social/ minimalist group asks a film crew out to make a reality show about the way they live, a bit of an oxy moron, don’t you think? As you guys know, Harold has a relationship with television that requires me to have one too whether I am in the same room or not because volume control has only one setting and it is …God needs to hear it in heaven! He found a show called Mountain Men and it depicts a life-style that just is mind altering to me. I fully understand wishing to live away from the hustle and bustle of a big city…I live here in San Saba and absolutely love it! While there are certainly things I miss about living on the Gulf Coast, the simplicity of small town life is conducive to a much more relaxed life. Such withstanding, the people in this show have bears that want to share their houses, wolves that come knock on their doors in the middle of the night asking if granny is home, and must trudge through snow so deep they are not sure where their houses are most of the time! Look guys, if I have to sleep with a rifle loaded across my chest because a bear might knock down my door during the night, a.) I will never be shutting my eyes b.) the Caldwell Banker sign will be going up bright and early in the morning c.) Little Red Riding Hood will be sleeping in the house, the three pigs would be in the next room and you guys will find me in Houston working at some law firm happy as a lark and singing like one too!What I find really interesting is all of it is a choice for these people but they seem to get upset because the animals invade their territory! Common sense tells me if I have a choice between fighting with a crazed meth-head or an 800 pound bear, I will choose the meth crazed person every time! Think about it, meth users are usually bone skinny and while they may think they are superman, they usually have lost all their teeth and do not have claws the size of pitch forks! In addition, meth users want to swipe your belongings, not your intestines! Another show I just don’t get is Alaska State Troopers. Do not misunderstand, Alaska is a beautiful place; I just do not understand why people want to live there. First of all, I think any place that gets to be 40 degrees below zero should be called Lung Freeze and not Alaska but that is just my opinion and second, why is anyone surprised there is a drug and alcohol problem in a state where there is like two hours of daylight, no commerce, no jobs and nothing but snow and ice on the ground? I am sorry if I seem harsh but when I call 911 and a police officer is 100 miles away in another village and his only means of getting to me is by plane or snow mobile, I might worry that the guy trying to kill me might be really successful! I heard them say on the show that everyone in Alaska has guns, well I should think so! They need to be able to shoot the snow and ice off their front doors to open it, blast their way to the garage to get their snow mobiles, so they can drive down to their crack dealer and live through another day of having made the decision to move there! Now, now, before I get a bunch of hate mail, there is not a thing wrong with Alaska or the people that live there…well, except maybe 40 degrees below zero. I love you all with all my heart and I love Alaska too…I just choose to love it from Texas.