All posts by Craig Rullman

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

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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zjqay-9b0255 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xt98x-99b47e 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4429k-9679a5 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xpryj-95ff2a 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 ...

Jack Donovan

Masculinity and Tribalism

Adventures Fantastic

Reviews, Views, & Occasional News

Bunkhouse Chronicle

Field notes from the Figure 8 Ranch

MountainGuerrilla

Nous Defions!

Frontier Partisans

Field notes from the Figure 8 Ranch

WARFIGHTER

"Strength Through Honor"