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Oct 13, 2014

Hail hath plenty of fury

But none of those hair-raising escapades come close to the thrill of riding out the torrential hail storm I ran into in Jacksboro, Texas....More
Oct 09, 2014

Drought is over? I’m not saying

I’ve been rained on; I’ve stepped in ankle-deep puddles; I have accumulated gobs of mud inside and outside of my once pristine white pickup; I have....More
Sep 30, 2014

Missionary work offers unusual opportunities

The latest soapbox I climbed on was at the Denton Market last Saturday....More
Sep 29, 2014

I can tolerate almost anything but irrelevancy is an affront

We are still relevant. We still buy stuff. We need cars built for comfort, not for speed....More
Sep 24, 2014

Old barn photo stirs memory2

Picture of old barn reminded me of similar structures on my grandfather’s place in Anderson County, S.C....More
Sep 16, 2014

IH wins Ugly Truck Contest1

“The beauty of an IH was it was ugly to start with. Last use was driving a billboard for the Rotary Club Hamburger Day.”....More
Sep 15, 2014

Weekend hosts display best of High Plains

I was pleased that people told Pat nice things about me. I know it was hard....More
Sep 11, 2014

Yellowstone is a testament to conservationist foresight

A week is not enough time to see everything of interest in Yellowstone National Park, so I’ll have to go back sometime....More
Sep 02, 2014

‘New normal’ crop prices short lived

“Nothing threatens high prices like high prices,” some wise observers noted at the time....More
Aug 29, 2014

Recalling the days before map apps

I used to keep a large road atlas in my vehicle and recall many occasions when I’d pull off the road to find out how to get from places like Cairo,....More
Aug 26, 2014

Ugly truck deadline fast approaching

Competition is heating up but some of these dilapidated old jalopies can’t take much heat....More
Aug 05, 2014

Farmers markets offer fresh, tasty produce

This is the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week. Find where the closest market is....More
Aug 04, 2014

Ugly truck contest deadline is Aug. 31

I’ve seen some pretty beat up old trucks in my travels over the years and I’d like to show some appreciation for their service....More
Jul 31, 2014

Fifteen years and counting

The last 15 years have been the most rewarding of my career. And I’m not done yet....More
Jul 21, 2014

Ugly truck wanted

Ugly truck photo contest will award $100 prize to winner....More
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