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The way we dress

February 14, 2020

Did you ever wonder why some folks — maybe even you — dress the way we do and how come? I was just watching the market report on RFD T.V. and they were consulting a...


The power of women

February 7, 2020

Gentle readers, let me segue into this column by giving a shoutout to my granddaughter Kaci Hanks over in Glade Park, Colo. This past week she was honored at the state capitol in Denver as...


Change is a constant occurrence

January 31, 2020

Aw yes, change is a constant occurrence, sometimes welcome, sometimes not so. Like those sparrows I noticed out the kitchen window hopping in and out of the bird house in the back yard. What are...


For the life of me

January 24, 2020

I have heard folks say, “for the life of me,” but never “for the death of me!” Wonder why that is? I think it’s because we just don’t like to talk about the subject of...


Makin’ tracks

January 17, 2020

Last week, gentle readers, I went to the big box store and bought me a new recliner. It’s a little bulky, too expensive and has a remote control, but doesn’t everything now a days? While...


The wild rag

January 10, 2020

What is a “wild rag” you might ask. Hey, it’s okay to ask that question as most of the folks I come in contact with when I’m being a social butterfly have no idea. If...


Growing up is hard to do

January 3, 2020

I remember as a lad of 10 or 11 years of age standing in the doorway of the little bathroom in our little company house as I watched my dad lather his face and then...


A wet blanket Christmas

December 27, 2019

All of Christmas for me was not a “wet blanket Christmas,” just one festive evening I went out to dance, see friends and enjoy all the surroundings and decorations and music. I happen to spot...


Here’s the latest

December 20, 2019

Here is the latest news, some worthy and some, well maybe? I just returned from the sale barn café where I had breakfast with mi amigos. I don’t do that as often as I should....


The big blow

December 13, 2019

Well, gentle readers, I reckon the news of late is the big storm we had at Thanksgiving. That big blow covered lots of country and especially hit hard here in northern Colorado. I’ve seen one...


Getting into the Christmas spirit

December 6, 2019

As I write, gentle readers, it is the day before Thanksgiving and our family will all be together except for one grandson, Gavin who is a Marine stationed in California. I’m excited as this sometimes...


Now that’sfunny

November 29, 2019

Tales from the ONO Ranch Mad Jack Hanks Wellington, Colo.


The Banker’s cows

November 22, 2019

Long ago and far away, gentle readers, I was operating a small eight section ranch in the Texas Panhandle for an older feller that raised good Quarter Horses and ran some cows. He didn’t live...


Like watching ourselves

November 15, 2019

I have sort of a resident eagle that hangs around the ONO Ranch. I have seen him perched on my entrance gate and on a fence post out by the road. There is a school...


Running scared

November 7, 2019

Tell me gentle readers, why are we running scared from the EPA, PTA and these global warming (climate change nuts)? I know why, we have let them get their bluff in on us and folks...


Social justice

November 1, 2019

Gentle readers, we hear a lot about social justice and social injustice in the news all the time. It usually comes from the left side of the playing field. What exactly is social justice I...


Dressing fit to kill

October 24, 2019

I see folks today that are apparently in vogue that look like, well, they look like they crawled out of a trash bin. I was in “Wally World” this morning to pick up some ink...


Suicide

October 18, 2019

I heard the other day, gentle readers, where Colorado rates very high in suicide deaths and most of those are young folks. Sad for sure. Where would you put the blame if that task was...


Time marches on

October 11, 2019

Yessiree Bob, time is marching on. Actually, we are out of March and into October. Seems to me the weeks are flying by. When most of you get this it will be Columbus Day. There...


Extended family

October 4, 2019

Gentle readers, I have before mentioned that I feel as if you guys are just part of my extended family. Well, not for real, of course, but you have made me feel that way through...