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Under the Spade Brand

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by in Culture

[Editor’s Note: As my May cover story on the Spade Ranch for Texas Co-op Power Magazine hits their readers (1.2 million strong), I am posting some Spade Ranch coverage of my own. Further below I will share a link to take you to the TCP article. What you’ll find here, meanwhile, is material that won’t […]

Wonders Never Cease

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by in Nature, Videos

Time and Chance Probably the most amazing physical phenomenon I have ever witnessed—and ever will—occurred on Aug. 10, 1972, when I was yet a teenager and was working as a horse wrangler on the Heart Six Guest Ranch in northwestern Wyoming, a few miles from the settlement of Moran. I witnessed what has been called […]

Nature’s Amazing Ways

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by in Nature

Not many people know this about me, but I am such a nature lover – and always have been – that I pursued and obtained a degree in Wildlife Ecology for my Bachelor’s. I was blessed to be raised on a country place (60 acres) that had about every ecosystem one could expect to encounter […]

John R. Erickson on Popular Culture

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by in People

John R. Erickson, in Story Craft: “I am alarmed by the slide of American popular culture toward things that are coarse, ugly, violent, self-directed, obscene, profane, visual, and non-rational, and by a parallel development that we might call the ‘Santa-Clausation’ of culture—the detachment of an event (the birth of Christ) or a creative endeavor (books, […]

Inside Hank the Cowdog

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by in People

John R. Erickson, author of the Hank the Cowdog series, includes among his many talents the ability to take you inside the mind of a dog—which, oddly, is a kinda-bizarre-kinda-sane place to be. And he is a master of the running gag. In each of the stories, there is always some doggy quirkishness going on. […]

Comments on John R. Erickson from those who know him

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by in People

George Clay: On the college student seminars held at the Ericksons’ ranch: “For the second year in a row he held this writing camp. What the college kids want to know is, ‘What is the ABC for being a good writer?’ They want a one-two-three. An outline. And John will just have a smile on […]