Monthly Archives: December 2010

Crossroads Gathering, Part Two


Having a group of entertainers traveling from around the country to perform in Van Horn, Texas without pay seems about as likely as Willie Nelson stopping over in Sierra Blanca., Texas…voluntarily that is. Making things sound even more unlikely is … Continue reading

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Texas Crossroads Cowboy Gathering


Besides being a self under-employed cowboy and story teller, I also put on a little Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Van Horn, Texas the first week of February. We are rapidly approaching our third year this February. This is unique in … Continue reading

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Bultapulting


ONE OF MY other duties while working on the Crazy Mule ranch was to take care of the yearling bulls out on pasture. A couple of times a week I’d haul my horse out to the pasture, bringing saddle bags … Continue reading

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Lee Pitts Foreword for A Million to One Odds (times five)


I need to thank Lee Pitts for his kind foreword in A Million To One Odds (times five) Bob Kinford is an oxymoron. No, I am not making a judgment on Bob mental capacity. I’m told an oxymoron is a … Continue reading

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As The Hairbrains Turn


PEOPLE WHO ARE not in the cattle business have mental images of what real cowboys are like. Despite Madison Avenue/Hollywood stereotypes, cowboys are people and come in as many different personalities as folks in any other profession. However, one particular … Continue reading

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Mechanic’an


This story (about yours truly) is further proof that you should not let cowboys anywhere near farm equipment…even if it is only to feed the cows! About the only thing worse than playing farmer is playing mechanic. Sort of reminds … Continue reading

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Cowboys Vs. Farmers


I HAVE A PHILOSOPHY given to me bynan old cowboy who said, “Cowboys should never farm and farmers should never handle cows.” I believe him not just because I have always felt that the only good tractor is one with … Continue reading

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