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Running Iron Podcast 14

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5nm2y-cf58e3 Join Craig, Jim, and “Oil Can” Rathbun as they welcome teacher Judy Larson into the bunkhouse on the historic Figure 8 Ranch for Running Iron Podcast Number 14.  Presently a middle-school teacher on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Judy brings her considerable experience to talk all things education and to provide an insight into ...

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Running Iron Podcast 12 — Dr. Larry Len Peterson

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gjahs-cbd6d8 In this episode, Craig, Jim and “Oil Can” Rathbun are joined in the bunkhouse by Dr. Larry Len Peterson.  The author most recently of “American Trinity: Jefferson, Custer, and the Spirit of the West”, Dr. Peterson has published numerous highly regarded biographies including “Philip R. Goodwin:  America’s Sporting and Wildlife Artist”; “The Call of ...

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Running Iron Podcast Eleven: Stories that Shaped Us

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pywk7-c8a89b After a long hiatus to address the realities of busy summer life, the boys are back in the historic bunkhouse on the Figure 8 Ranch for Running Iron Podcast Eleven:  Stories that Shaped Us.  Join Craig, Jim, and Oil Can Rathbun as they discuss stories and historical figures that have shaped their lives and ...

Book Release

I am very pleased to announce that my first book, The Bunkhouse Chronicles: Field Notes from the Figure 8 Ranch is now available for pre-orders.  The reviews have been kind, and I am now hard at work on the next one. The book can be ordered directly from Smoke Creek Press, your local bookseller, and ...

Meditations in White

I’m writing this on Sunday morning, during the first real snowstorm we’ve enjoyed this year — though I almost didn’t believe it was going to happen. I stopped believing the weather woman about 2 months ago.  This was a deliberate act of rebellion because riding the prediction roller coaster was damaging my nerves and upsetting ...

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Running Iron Podcast 9 — Lane Jacobson

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5snar-a84bf3 After a delay in recording, brought on by the horrors of technology, Craig, Jim, and “Oil Can” Rathbun are back in the bunkhouse on the historic Figure 8 Ranch to bring you another episode of the Running Iron Podcast.  In this episode Lane Jacobson, owner of Paulina Springs Bookstore in Sisters, Oregon, sits down ...

Mirror, Mirror

Last week provided a sobering look in the American mirror.  Much of that ugly reflection was concentrated in the State of Virginia, where governor Ralph Northam first admitted, then denied, that he was one of the two utter dimwits who appeared in a photo from his medical school yearbook. One of the idiots was wearing blackface, ...

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