Category: The Grab Bag

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Running Iron Podcast 14

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5nm2y-cf58e3 Join Craig, Jim, and “Oil Can” Rathbun as they welcome teacher Judy Larson into the bunkhouse on the historic Figure 8 Ranch for Running Iron Podcast Number 14.  Presently a middle-school teacher on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Judy brings her considerable experience to talk all things education and to provide an insight into ...

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Running Iron Podcast 12 — Dr. Larry Len Peterson

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gjahs-cbd6d8 In this episode, Craig, Jim and “Oil Can” Rathbun are joined in the bunkhouse by Dr. Larry Len Peterson.  The author most recently of “American Trinity: Jefferson, Custer, and the Spirit of the West”, Dr. Peterson has published numerous highly regarded biographies including “Philip R. Goodwin:  America’s Sporting and Wildlife Artist”; “The Call of ...

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Running Iron Podcast Eleven: Stories that Shaped Us

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pywk7-c8a89b After a long hiatus to address the realities of busy summer life, the boys are back in the historic bunkhouse on the Figure 8 Ranch for Running Iron Podcast Eleven:  Stories that Shaped Us.  Join Craig, Jim, and Oil Can Rathbun as they discuss stories and historical figures that have shaped their lives and ...

Book Release

I am very pleased to announce that my first book, The Bunkhouse Chronicles: Field Notes from the Figure 8 Ranch is now available for pre-orders.  The reviews have been kind, and I am now hard at work on the next one. The book can be ordered directly from Smoke Creek Press, your local bookseller, and ...

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Running Iron Podcast 9 — Lane Jacobson

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5snar-a84bf3 After a delay in recording, brought on by the horrors of technology, Craig, Jim, and “Oil Can” Rathbun are back in the bunkhouse on the historic Figure 8 Ranch to bring you another episode of the Running Iron Podcast.  In this episode Lane Jacobson, owner of Paulina Springs Bookstore in Sisters, Oregon, sits down ...

The Great American Freak-Out

Americans are not only terrified of everything — it turns out they are also subject to sudden and inexplicable tolerance breaks.  Last week’s viral incident at the Jet Blue counter in Miami serves up more evidence of an epidemic of adult conniption fits, even as nobody seems to know why the Adult Freak Out singularity ...

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 ...