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An American Hero, A Texas Son

Memorial Day 2017

“They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this nation.” — Henry Ward Beecher

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

My email inbox is flooding with ‘Memorial Day Sale!!!’ alerts and every other commercial on the DISH is screaming the same same. I can tell ya right now I ain’t buying nothing – no way -no how. Memorial Day is not some big hurrah sale event, OK? Christ on

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Decision Time

The Land of Routinely Spectacular Sunsets

When the traffic slows at the gate and the heat comes in spades, the sameness of this gate guarding job can be overwhelming. The guy delivers my generator fuel, I get some potable-ish water from the other guy and yet another shows up to pump out my septic. Same guys doing the same thing on the same schedule for the last 3 years. So one of my

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Monkey Island

Disclaimer: If you were expecting droll, dry RV blog type stuff like what I ate for supper last night and who stopped by for cinnamon rolls, you missed the boat this week. You best go run your traps elsewhere if you are cravin’ some ‘o’ that. The following contains no RV content.

Just sayin’………

I have tried every way I can think of to explain to my personal millenials just how it was

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Surviving the Puckerbrush

There was a period of time not so long ago when this oilfield gate guard business was about dead because that is what the oilpatch does. There have always been radical up and down cycles all the way back to Spindle Top. It looks like the cycle is heading up now and I am getting emails about every week from noobs wanting to gate guard. One note a few weeks back suggested I write an

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