Monthly Archives: April 2012

Postponing

Odd how easily — and quickly a day can get away from me. I started out writing an article on the history behind the western film, “The Ox-Bow Incident,” but got side-tracked when my neighbor came over from across the … Continue reading

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The White Sombrero

Researching family names, I happened upon a newspaper article that casually mentions a distant cousin — Joe Hufford. I don’t know much about him, other than his name, appears in other family registries. I ended up piecing this story together from that article and … Continue reading

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Silver Tailings: No Horsing Around

Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons was thrown off and kicked by a horse in 2010. He was riding with his brother near Pyramid Lake when the accident occurred. The governor, an experienced horseman, was riding an animal that had only been saddle-broke … Continue reading

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Silver Tailings: Original Burning Man

Burning Man began as a bonfire on the summer solstice in 1986 in San Francisco when a few friends got together and burned a 9-foot wooden man, although some of the current organizers claim it started a of couple years … Continue reading

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Being Alone

Being alone isn’t so bad as long as you like your own company,” claims Byron Pulsifer. Easy for him to say. Sometimes I think I spend too much time alone. Yet there’s nothing I can do about it. My work week … Continue reading

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As the Sun Comes Up

I’ve been home from the radio station since 0500 hours. The house is still cool – which will change in few hours. Yesterday, I woke up at 1100 hours and it was already 80 degrees inside. I opened up the … Continue reading

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Remembering Dick Clark

An iconic radio and television broadcaster, who hosted such TV shows as “American Bandstand,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and “TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes, ” Dick Clark has died at age 82. He became the host of “Bandstand” when it … Continue reading

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