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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...


What do you do?

September 27, 2019

“So, what do you do … are you retired?” Seems like gentle readers I get that question from folks I meet who aren’t familiar with my background. I get it more than I would like...


Scams

September 20, 2019

Gentle readers, have you ever fallen victim to a scam? It happens every day. Even on my new cell phone if a prospective scammer is calling, the phone alerts me. Thank you phone. They are...


Then and now

September 13, 2019

Do you remember Prell Shampoo? Heck, gentle readers, I used to “hawk” it when I worked for Proctor and Gamble. It doesn’t seem all that long ago, but to many folks out there, it was...


Grandpa

September 6, 2019

“Grandpa,” the sweetest, warmest greeting I could ever hear! I mean it, gentle readers, my heart melts when any one of my grandchildren say, “Hey grandpa,” or “Hi grandpa.” It’s just the way it has...


A discouraging word

August 30, 2019

Gentle readers, what is that old cowboy song, “never is heard a discouraging word?” Well, by golly I reckon it just ain’t so! Nope! The discouraging word here in Colorado, at least for red meat...


What now brown cow?

August 22, 2019

Gentle readers, before I start this column I need to make a correction. In a recent column I noted that North Dakota has begun to put the phrase, “In God We Trust” in some of...


Ranch rodeos

August 15, 2019

Ranch rodeos, if you have never been to one, is where you see ranch cowboys. Real cowboys. Rodeo cowboys for the most part, in my humble opinion, are just that, rodeo cowboys and toss in...


Karma

August 9, 2019

“You reap what you sow: be careful what you wish for: what goes around, comes around: don’t bite off more than you can chew: and of course, Miss Karma. Gentle readers, we are all familiar...


Erasing the Past

August 2, 2019

There seems to be — seems to be my foot — there is a contingent of folks out there that are bound and determined to rewrite our nation’s history. Yep, for sure. Especially in the...


The comedy and tragedy of it all

July 25, 2019

As a cartoonist and “lover of life,” I sometimes, many times view life and its productions around me in a little different light than maybe you gentle readers would. For example: take congress … yes...


Summer at the Ono

July 19, 2019

Yep, gentle readers, summer finally arrived on this 11th day of July. It was 93 degrees last I looked this afternoon. That is summertime for sure in this part of Colorado. Oh yeah, it’s been...


Boots O’Neal

July 11, 2019

Every puncher in Texas and maybe all across the Southwest has heard of Boots O’Neal. Boots works for the famous 6666 Ranch at Guthrie, Texas. He’s been a cowboy since he was 14 and now...


Independence Day

July 5, 2019

Yep, I know, Independence Day has passed as you read this. At this writing it is a few days away. Gentle readers, I got to wondering if Independence Day has the same meaning for you...


What about this weather

June 28, 2019

How about this weather children? What a difference this year is making. At this writing it is June 13 and my place looks like a jungle out there. Rain, rain and more rain and I...