Tight Cowboys & Soccer Floppers

Author’s Note:  This piece was written for The Nugget newspaper in Sisters, Oregon, in response to an Angry Reader who, lacking an argument of any kind, attacked me personally.  In journalism, as elsewhere, it is generally best to avoid responding to such outbursts.  However, when the vitriol reaches a certain level of dishonor it simply ...


Running Iron Podcast Number Four — Greg Walker

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-purce-94d5f0 US Army Special Forces veteran and retired lawman Greg Walker joins the Running Iron team for a wide-ranging interview.  The author of 16 books and numerous articles for Soldier of Fortune, Black Belt Magazine, and many others, Greg sits down with Craig & Jim in the historic bunkhouse on the Figure 8 Ranch to ...

Running Iron Podcast Number Three — Jack McGowan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-b6mk5-947d5c The Running Iron boys are back in the bunkhouse with another terrific guest.  In this episode Craig and Jim are joined by New York City native, and Oregon renaissance legend, Mr. Jack McGowan.  Jack discusses growing up in the Big Apple, living next door to Bob Dylan, the Weather Underground bombings, brushes with the ...

Independence Day

Author’s Note:  This piece was written for The Nugget Newspaper, July 4, 2018.     Independence is a funny thing.  These days many of the folk who enjoy its fruits – liberty and freedom — are pilloried, marginalized or, as in the case of this column during the late IP43 unpleasantness, exposed to censorship campaigns ...

Running Iron Report Podcast Number Two — Brent McGregor

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-scjbq-92990a The Running Iron crew are joined by modern day explorer and adventurer Brent McGregor.  McGregor is a former logger, a woodworker, a mountaineer, a nationally recognized photographer, and an accomplished glacier cave explorer who — along with his caving partners — discovered the largest known glacier cave in the lower 48 states — the ...

RIR Podcast Number One — Len Babb

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mjysv-91f9da Western Artist and buckaroo legend Len Babb joined Craig and Jim in the studio to discuss both his working life in the saddle and his breathtaking artwork.  Len’s art, which has been favorably compared to western master Charlie Russell, focuses on scenes from the vanished American frontier.  It was a great honor to have ...

Bee Lives Matter

Historians and archeologists tell us that human beings began collecting wild honey about 10,000 years ago. Evidence shows up in ancient North African pottery, Egyptian art, and honey in jars has been recovered from the tombs of the Pharaohs.  By 600 BCE the Picts of ancient Scotland – naturally it was the Scots – were brewing ...

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