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Cowboy Poetry

I opened up my pocket knife and cut a piece of cheese.  The blade was sharp enough to shave and sliced the cheese with ease.  

My good wife asked me, “Have you ever washed your knife with soap?”  I slightly hesitated, then I answered with a “Nope!”

Hollowtop Smoke Signals

The word “change” often seems to be the word most used to portray modern life.  These days, one either adapts to change or gets consumed by it.  However, some things, especially as they apply to human relations, never change.  Today, I was reminded of that fact as I drove past the local school and noticed several young students grappling outside

Cowboy Poetry

The trailer door was latched down tight. Three horses were inside.  Each one of us was ready.  We were anxious for a ride.

But then I heard my cell phone ring.  ‘Twas Harley down the road.  “I heard we’ve got a ride today.  I’m saddled up to load.”

Hollowtop Smoke Signals

Every summer, it’s the same scenario: an appalling number of tourists come out on the losing side of physical altercations with animals in Yellowstone National Park.  Such incidents are almost as predictable as Old Faithful’s geyser eruptions.  Even some small wild critters can be intimidating.  After all, a wee, perpetually angry, weasel is ful

COMMODITY INSITE

Over the past several months I have been touting loudly that inflation has finally arrived and the commodity markets per se were poised to do much better in 2018 and beyond. Few have been as bullish and optimistic about commodities as yours truly. Consider some of my past comments and ramblings.

Our Pledge

When I was only six years old and barely in first grade, we stood and pledged allegiance to the flag before we prayed.  

And one of us would take a turn reciting The Lord’s Prayer.  We all were oh so innocent.  We didn’t have a care.  

COMMODITY INSITE

With the Independence Day, July 4th at hand it seems appropriate to put on hold talk about the Big Four: stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities. Instead, this week I would like to suggest a handful of movies to watch before or after any planned picnic or fireworks to watch.

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