Carrying the Fire

Friends and Readers:

For nearly a year Jim Cornelius and I have been writing, researching, reading, and working feverishly on a new literary project to identify, diagnose, and ultimately combat the ironies, mind-numbing complexities, and feverish groping that often define our modern American life.  We are pleased that those efforts are now nearing fruition, and that Running Iron Report will soon launch.  

The RIR is not a replacement for our efforts elsewhere.  The Bunkhouse Chronicle, and Frontier Partisans, will remain and continue to grow as they are.  RIR is a joint attempt to explore creative solutions to complex problems.  It is underwritten by a belief that our republic, as much as we have loved her, seems now to be buckling under the same historical pressures that have ultimately crushed other empires, in other times, and that we have options available to us that may prove anodyne.

The articles, editorials, and features of RIR will be comprised of historical, ahistorical, political, apolitical, and theoretical discussions anchored and driven by the notion of living well–of “carrying the fire” of all that is best about our republic into what we see as an inevitably less prosperous, and significantly more dangerous and chaotic future.  It will also be occasionally funny, and irreverent in the best possible ways.  RIR will most likely upset some people, particularly those who maintain narrow, and therefore largely disabled, minds, or those who insist on flogging the comatose coal-pony of failing institutions. 

RIR has no political affiliation.  We are not shilling for either of the largely irrelevant, certainly corrupt, and most definitely ineffective major political parties in the United States.   

Running Iron Report is coming soon.  We sincerely hope that you will join us around the campfire, and become an important voice in the conversation.

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14 thoughts on “Carrying the Fire

  1. Sounds outstanding! Count me in.

    On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:46 PM, The Bunkhouse Chronicle wrote:

    > Craig Rullman posted: “Friends and Readers: For nearly a year Jim > Cornelius and I have been writing, researching, reading, and working > feverishly on a new literary project to identify, diagnose, and ultimately > combat the ironies, mind-numbing complexities, and feverish groping ” >

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  2. Save me a spot at the campfire too. I assume .44 Mag revolvers, a plug of Levi Garrett, and Pendleton will be provided along with the chicken porn?

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  3. Craig,

    If I may add. I just got home and the Winter edition of RANGE magazine was waiting on me. I would like to add along something with your perfectly chosen FR painting and that being the advice from Maynard Dixon’s STAY WITH HIM painting. I just came across it in the feature on Maynard while perusing the magazine. Yes, it’s gonna get bucking bumpy. I will make this a two fer one and also say I that I am simpatico with your most recent post and I also know many of the good Armando’s out there and I have the highest respect for your posting about him as you did.
    Hold fast!!

    — ST

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    • I’ve not seen the newest edition yet but will get my hands on it–even if they rejected my latest pitch 🙂 It will get bumpy, but if we grab enough leather we can ride it out. Thanks Tramp, I think the only ones who make it out of all this in fair shape end up being the Armandos. Their expectations are probably much more realistic than even our own.

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      • Regarding rejection slips. They do come in handy. You can use ‘em to fill the holes in your boots as most writers are too poor to buy new ones. Rejection notices are trophies that any writer worth his / her salt must collect on the way to proving them all wrong. You do have one notch on RANGE belt and it’s now a collector’s item for me. Nice one!!

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