All posts by Craig Rullman

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

Good Citizenship in the Age of Lying Liars

My detective brain tells me that President Donald Trump is lying, though it’s unclear to me exactly what he’s lying about.  It also seems clear that fired FBI Director James Comey, too smug by a country mile, is lying also – either actively or by omission, and who knows which.  But that’s not unusual in ...

Running Iron on the Road — San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Part One In this inaugural segment of Running Iron on the Road, Craig shares thoughts and music from a recent trip to San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato, Mexico.  Part 1 of 2.

You Can’t Get There From Here

I’ve been wondering what there is to say about the saga of Judge Kavanaugh, and the allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.  There really is no upside to joining the discussion in the present environment, largely because we seem to have regressed to the tactics of denunciation and character assassination in place of evidence ...

Running Iron Podcast Number Eight — Rick Schwertfeger & Carlos Constanzo In this episode of the Running Iron Podcast Craig, Jim, and Oil Can are joined in the bunkhouse by Austin, Texas, resident Rick Schwertfeger.  Rick is a retired public health professional who has also become a regular contributor to both Frontier Partisans and Running Iron Report.  Rick sits down to discuss internet dating, former ...

Running Iron Podcast Number Seven — Cris Converse Nevada cowgirl, educator, philanthropist, and elite-level athlete Cris Converse joins Craig and Jim in the Bunkhouse on the historic Figure 8 Ranch.  Cris leads just the sort of eclectic and informed American life that fans of Running Iron appreciate; in this terrific interview she discusses the fascinating trail of her life, and lends important ...

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: ...

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"