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by Barry Denton

View From the Backside

New Hope for America?

by Barry Denton

I was out on roundup last month and as is the tradition with many ranches in the West we had a big meal together afterward. It is always quite an affair with the men folk getting some superb vittles from the nice ranch ladies.

I have always wondered how women could help you work during the day and come up with such a fine meal at night. I am sure that is why we think they are so special.… Read the rest

 

by Barry Denton

View From the Backside

New Hope for America?

by Barry Denton

I was out on roundup last month and as is the tradition with many ranches in the West we had a big meal together afterward. It is always quite an affair with the men folk getting some superb vittles from the nice ranch ladies.

I have always wondered how women could help you work during the day and come up with such a fine meal at night. I am sure that is why we think they are so special.… Read the rest

 

by Barry Denton

View From the Backside

21st Century Cowboyin’

by Barry Denton

I certainly enjoyed astronauts and thought I was going to be one for the longest time. When I was a boy the “Space Age” was just beginning and what a marvel it was.

Now that I have seen much of the equipment the astronauts used, what they accomplished is even more astonishing. Being propelled by several hundred gallons of jet fuel and located in a bucket of bolts is just not too sophisticated.… Read the rest

 

by Barry Denton

View From the Backside

21st Century Cowboyin’

by Barry Denton

I certainly enjoyed astronauts and thought I was going to be one for the longest time. When I was a boy the “Space Age” was just beginning and what a marvel it was.

Now that I have seen much of the equipment the astronauts used, what they accomplished is even more astonishing. Being propelled by several hundred gallons of jet fuel and located in a bucket of bolts is just not too sophisticated.… Read the rest

 

by Barry Denton

View From the Backside

Where Freedom Grows

by Barry Denton

If you will notice when cattle are in a corral and being shoved down a chute they are not very happy, they are scared, and over react to simple requests. The same is true with people. When you start crowding them into cities, start shoving them down a certain path, and they tend to make outlandish decisions.

A multitude of decisions are made in Washington, D.C.… Read the rest

 

by Barry Denton

View From the Backside

Where Freedom Grows

by Barry Denton

If you will notice when cattle are in a corral and being shoved down a chute they are not very happy, they are scared, and over react to simple requests. The same is true with people. When you start crowding them into cities, start shoving them down a certain path, and they tend to make outlandish decisions.

A multitude of decisions are made in Washington, D.C.… Read the rest

 

by Barry Denton

View From the Backside

According to

by Barry Denton

Let me take you back to the early nineteen nineties in America. George H. Bush was still the president and we had just rescued Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion. Michael Jackson was at the top of the pop charts and guys like Alan Jackson and Toby Keith were on country radio. The economy was good and most folks were working.

It was a pretty good time in America. Because we Americans are a curious lot, so began the “information age” to the chagrin of many a horseshoer and other equine professionals.… Read the rest