07/14/2015 - 11:28am
A good symbol of the American spirit
A young friend set up my blog on Wordpress with a banner at the top containing a Gadsden flag. The Gadsden flag is the yellow one with the coiled rattlesnake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me,” named after and designed by a true hero of the Revolutionary War, Christopher Gadsden.
06/30/2015 - 10:23am
We started in the cattle business with six bred heifers. I can’t remember who was a guiding force at the time; probably vets and neighbors who did things as a matter of tradition. We ear tagged and vaccinated newborn calves because well, I don’t know. We all need a little excitement in our lives and here was a handy...
06/16/2015 - 4:00pm
Lovin' the local scene
They say to be an expert you need to come from a distance away. I was an expert once. I moved here from Montana in 1977. Now I don’t know much. I haven’t been an expert for almost 40 years.
But having spent my youth in California, I got to know some...
06/02/2015 - 1:18pm
Let's not make exceptions
American exceptionalism has a broader meaning than “we rock!” It has come to mean “except for.”
We, the community of humans on earth, really are God's creation, right? You won't convince me that He made a special race within a...
05/19/2015 - 10:18am
Clint Eastwood's biggest failure
Clint Eastwood has been in my life for as long as I can remember. Rowdy Yates in “Rawhide” driving cattle on the open range was foreign to me in Los Angeles, but now here I am with cows myself. In his 20s Clint was even a choker setter (a logger who attached cables to...