All posts by Craig Rullman

Craig Rullman is an award-winning journalist, essayist, and columnist for The Nugget Newspaper in Sisters, Oregon.

The Heart of a Stunt Man

Sisters, Oregon, resident Jeff Ramsey is a passionate man.  As a Hollywood stunt man and stunt coordinator he has been lit on fire by Drew Barrymore, kidnapped Mel Gibson, and been bashed over the head with a breakaway lamp by Julia Roberts’ stunt double.  He’s crashed cars on purpose and been blown off of more ...

Running Iron Podcast Number Six — Rick Steber Author Rick Steber stops by the bunkhouse for a revealing interview with Craig & Jim.  Steber has written more than 40 books, including “Caught in the Crosshairs,” “Red White Black,” and “Buy the Chief a Cadillac.”  The recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his writing, the Los Angeles Times has said of Rick’s writing: ...

Running Iron Podcast Number Five — Dr. Lorissa Hines In this episode of the Running Iron Podcast, Dr. Lorissa Hines from Austin, Texas, pays a housecall on Craig, Jim, and “Oil Can” Rathbun at the Figure 8 Ranch.  Dr. Hines discusses a variety of issues — from the media and science kerfuffles over childhood immunizations to her humanitarian work with children from Uganda ...

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 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 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 ...

Jack Donovan

Masculinity and Tribalism

Adventures Fantastic

Reviews, Views, & Occasional News

Bunkhouse Chronicle

Field notes from the Figure 8 Ranch


Nous Defions!

Frontier Partisans

Field notes from the Figure 8 Ranch


"Strength Through Honor"