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A Cowboy Ghost Story from West Texas

April 24, 2019

The hit song,Ghost Riders in the Sky, is reportedly based on a real ghost story.

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Cowboy Poetry Week: Searching the Arroyos and Mesas

April 23, 2019

Music has always been a good medium for Western storytelling.

Earth Day, Cowgirl Poetry, the EPA and Richard Nixon

April 21, 2019

Though they often overlap on the calendar, Earth Day and Cowboy poetry do not share a lot of common ground.

Cowboy Poetry Week

April 20, 2019

If Jesus was a cowboy, would he attend the National Cowboy Poetry Festival.

Imaginary Friend

April 19, 2019

Can be a psychological crutch or much a needed moral supporter, depending, of course on the situation.

Will Bernie’s Book Sales Put Him in the White House?

April 13, 2019

The next president of the United States will most likely also be a bestselling author.

Health

April 11, 2019

Fresh, clean water is a necessary for a healthy life.

Fashion

March 8, 2019

                Fashion (Star Wars style) Here’s a Star Wars Jedi Master pictured with Aayla Secura from the Clone Wars. The Jedi Master is very stylishly dressed, but he has to be careful. His female antagonist might take his head off.

Electronic

February 15, 2019

Sometimes, energy can be made visible.

Summer In Antarctica

January 31, 2019

When winter rolls through America, it is summertime in Antarctica.

Galaxy

January 27, 2019

The discovery of the Whirled peas Galaxy has excited many astronomers and astrophysicists.

Botannical

January 22, 2019

We would be lost if it wasn’t for the plant world.

Hero

January 17, 2019

Nothing is more delicious to a Superhero than a hero.

Death and the Eternal Journey

January 11, 2019

Nobody really knows what awaits us after we die….perhaps that’ why there are so many different ideas.

Sci-Fi Songs and Ballads

January 9, 2019

Mankind’s exploration of outer space has, as a sideline, created all kinds of stories, some of which, have been put to song.

Hemingway and Havana

January 8, 2019

A look at Hemingway’s years in Cuba will help demonstrate some interesting aspects of the author’s life.

Game

January 3, 2019

Playing the sandlot, when the sandlot is covered with ice is a great pastime.

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

December 27, 2018

A White Christmas is not always something to be admired.

Good King Wenceslas

December 26, 2018

Good King Wenceslas is a joyous song that celebrates the life of a saint that was murdered by his brother.

Winter

December 20, 2018

With a blanket of snow, this warm house defies the winter cold.

Chef

December 12, 2018

The Swedish Chef has entertained audiences around the world.

Becoming Michelle Obama

December 5, 2018

When it comes to post White House memoirs, Michelle Obama may well prove to be the better half, even though her husband has the better track record in regards to book sales.

Witch

November 1, 2018

The water witch is very much at home walking through the forest at night.

Ghost

October 25, 2018

A house built atop a potter’s field could yield a ghost or two.

A Fiddle Story

September 29, 2018

Maybe, mastery of a musical instrument should be a pre-requisite for seeking political office.

Food

September 27, 2018

The orange tree bears a sweet fruit.

Funk

July 12, 2018

A picture doesn’t have to be figurative to express the visual concept of funk.

Outer Space

July 5, 2018

Undeterred by the lack of a spaceship, this astronaut cruises peacefully through unknown worlds.

All Time Favorites for Last Posting of the Daily Post Photo Challenge

May 30, 2018

An adobe church with the Pleiades star cluster as a backdrop (Thank you NASA)

When Stars Go Bad

May 26, 2018

Despite the alarming number of stars and celebrities, being citing for amoral conduct, some of the artistic accomplishments from this not-so-elite group will probably stand the test of time.