Monthly Archives: May 2004

The Squeeky Wheel

For crying out loud, all I wanted to do was lie down and catch myself a nap before my wife got home. Not going to happen. Dogs keep barking, telephone keeps ringing, and people at the door and I continue … Continue reading

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Side B

I was working for KEKA in Eureka pending the sale of the station to a broadcast company in Reno. While there, I arranged to live with my mom and step-dad until the sale was completed. However after four and a … Continue reading

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Guacamole Cowboy

Contrary to what Charlie Russell said, not everything can be done from the back of a horse. As a rule I tried to stay away, far away from the feed lot and pens when this subject of checking cows for … Continue reading

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Wyoming Whirlwind

“Tornado reported jus’ north of here,” the Sergeant stated as he came into our office. Memories of Texas raced through my head, “I didn’t know there were tornadoes in Wyoming,” I said feeling a pit of fear welling up in … Continue reading

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The Best Cowboys

Rocky was old and tired and the young tribal deputy knew it. The vet had been out to Grandma Ivy’s place and looked the mustang over. He declared the situation helpless. “You can let me put him down or you … Continue reading

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Why Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo is still celebrated in Mexico, but is considered a minor holiday. It was largely unknown in the U.S. until the 1960s, until Latino activists started raising its profile. The holiday celebrates the Mexican victory over France at … Continue reading

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The Decision

Dad sat reading, “The Eureka Times–Standard”. It only came in the evening. Mom was absorbed in an Agatha Christy novel. The two girls and Adam were outside playing. Tommy came walking down the hallway and sat down on the edge … Continue reading

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