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Cowboy Poetry

We pulled up to the country store to buy a soda pop.  We were hankerin’ for an Orange Crush, before our final stop.

With my father riding shotgun, I was stuck behind the wheel.  We’d been driving since near daylight.  Now a drink would be ideal.

The Montana Night Sky

The highlights of the Montana night sky in September are provided by the four bright planets, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, shining prominently in the evening sky and the fifth bright planet, speedy Mercury, making a brief appearance in the morning sky during the first part of the month. 

COMMODITY INSITE

My book, Haunted By Markets touches on the years 1990 to 2015 for the stock, bond, currency and commodity futures markets. But my first book, Back To The Futures touches on the 1980s, futures markets.

Cowboy Poetry

Today I’m gonna teach you how to climb up on the saddle. You gotta do it right,  or Heaven knows what you might straddle.

Your left hand grabs the saddle horn. Your right hand grabs the seat. Put your left foot in the stirrup. Now pull up. Your mount’s complete.  

This, Our Valley

We did not all come over on the same ship, but we were all in the same boat.  – Bernard M. Baruch

 

It is something of an oxymoron to confess that while I have been retired about a year now, my wife and I haven’t really taken time off to enjoy a vacation.

Cowboy Poetry

I opened up my pocket knife and cut a piece of cheese.  The blade was sharp enough to shave and sliced the cheese with ease.  

My good wife asked me, “Have you ever washed your knife with soap?”  I slightly hesitated, then I answered with a “Nope!”

Hollowtop Smoke Signals

The word “change” often seems to be the word most used to portray modern life.  These days, one either adapts to change or gets consumed by it.  However, some things, especially as they apply to human relations, never change.  Today, I was reminded of that fact as I drove past the local school and noticed several young students grappling outside

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