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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...


My apology tour

June 20, 2019

Our last President took an apology tour when first in office to tell folks around the world America was sorry for all of its misdeeds of the past. Man, I gotta’ tell ya gentle readers,...


The invasion

June 14, 2019

Yep, it’s started, gentle reader, the invasion is under way. The prairie dogs have returned. Good grief, it was not that long ago that I paid a feller to come out and eradicate 333 mounds...


It’s a done deal, right?

June 6, 2019

Right at this minute, gentle readers, I believe it is a done deal! Yup, that recent column of “Too old to Cowboy,” I should have paid more attention to. As most of you know I...


Thoughts I have corralled today

May 17, 2019

Editor’s Note: Mad Jack Hanks was bucked off his horse and broke his leg. His column will return when he is ready to write again. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Gentle readers...


Stupid is as stupid does

May 10, 2019

Gentle readers, how many times have you done something, anything, and then had a thought, “now that was stupid!” We all have had those moments. The thing is … how many times have you repeated...


Here we go again

April 19, 2019

It’s the eleventh day of April and another “big blow.” Yup, yesterday morning it started with rain, ice, snow, and wind and it came in like gangbusters! Sure wasn’t ready for that, were you? You...


But is itart?

April 12, 2019

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder someone once said. I think the definition of art falls in the same corral. I have, as well as you, gentle readers, seen what was called art...


Sure, that will work

April 5, 2019

Gentle readers, being patient has never been one of my admirable qualities. I hated to go shopping with Little Miss Martha as she was slow, methodical and always sure of what she wanted when she...


Don’t be fooled

March 29, 2019

I would like to start here by saying my heart goes out to the ranchers that caught the brunt of the “big blow.” What a kick in the head to be faced with such a...


There’s work to be done

March 22, 2019

Yep, there is work to be done after this big winter blow. I know all of us have our own story to tell about this awful blizzard. Here’s mine. Yesterday in the midst of the...


Silence is not always golden

March 15, 2019

There for sure are times when silence can be golden. At a funeral, in church, at any function when silence contributes to the betterment of whatever. Then again there are those times when you are...