A Snow Angel in the Sand

It’s that time of year. Well, in normal times, it would be that time of year. Things are changed up this year. But there are memories of past holidays that still bring a smile to my face. One that recently popped into my mind was from Lazy B days. My fraternity...

Making Jerky

So here we are still distancing, wearing masks, and wondering when life will return to something resembling “normal.” To shake things up, I decided to make a batch of beef jerky. I took some to White Stallion Ranch. That’s where we record the Cowboy Up Podcast and I...

A Supreme Court Swearing In

Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s passing on September 18th brought the nation’s flags to half-mast. Millions mourned the passing of this great lady, who served on the Supreme Court for 27 years. The following week marked the anniversary of Sandra Day O’Connor’s swearing in as...

Introducing the COWBOY UP! Podcast

Before the start of this crazy pandemic, my friend Russell True asked me if I would cohost a podcast with him. I wasn’t sure what a podcast was, and I’m not sure if I know what it is now. My background and heritage are all about dirt, sand, rocks, grass and livestock....

Moving Day

We all need a chuckle these days. Here’s one that I hope at least brings a smile.  One of the first things I learned when ranching in the Midwest was to circle May 10 on the calendar. This was the day ranchers moved their livestock to summer pastures. My “livestock”...