Out where the handclasp’s a little stronger, Out where the smile dwells a little longer, That’s where the West begins; Out where the sun is a little brighter, Where the snows that fall are a trifle whiter; Where the bonds of home are a wee bit tighter; That’s where the West begins. Out where the … More Out Where the West Begins
Men in the rough–on the trails all new-broken– Those are the friends we remember with tears; Few are the words that such comrades have spoken– Deeds are their tributes that last through the years. Men in the rough–sons of prairie and mountain– Children of nature, warm-hearted, clear eyed; Friendship with them is a never-sealed fountain; … More Men in the Rough
Winston Churchill – then Prime Minister for less than a month, then gave a taste of his courageous leadership in the House of Commons, June 4th, 1940, following the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk: We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas … More Fight on the Beaches
The prairie zephyrs have dropped to rest, And the dust-clouds settle down; The sun dips low in the golden west, O’er the mesa bare and brown. The wearied riders come loping in, As the hills grow dim and strange, And the songs of the insect world begin– ‘Tis a night on a cattle range. The … More A Cattle Range At Night
A brief poem by William Ernest Henley, 1849-1903, sums up a fundamental foundation of character; Be the man you can be, rise to the occassion, no matter what the time or the fashion. You will have your dignity. I do not know who he was writing about but history is full of remarkable people who … More I Am the Captain of My Soul
People said John Lester , native of Tacoma Washington, was throwing his career away when he agreed to be traded to the Cubs. Apparently not.
The law is a jealous mistress. Carrying her battle flag requires both hands. She keeps my fingers on this keyboard rather than a fretboard. I bought my banjo back when the kids were still in school and I was driving a 1995 Ford Aerostar van. Now the kids are grown, the last one left school … More Battle Flags, Ball Points, and Banjos