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Review: Wichita State Baseball...

Wichita State Baseball Comes Back: Gene Stephenson and the Making of a Shocker Championship Tradition (The History Press, historypress.net, Charleston, S.C., 2014, 140 pp., 31 black-and-white photos, $19.99 paperback). No one needs to be a fan of Wichita State...

Twenty Years Ago… AC Get...

The photo that accompanies this blog post is a shot I snapped moments ago of part of an article that appears on page 22 of the current (June) issue of American Cowboy magazine. That issue commemorates the 20th anniversary of the magazine for which I was founding editor...

American Cowboy Magazine’...

Howdy, neighbor! If you've arrived here after having read the material in the 20th Anniversary Edition (June/July 2014) of American Cowboy magazine, then know that this is the article you're seeking. I said I'd be sharing "further reminiscences" here, and that's...

Can You Guess What This Is?

I had been growing them for, oh, three years or so before it struck me just how early the fruit appears. Yes, if you are "playing along," the answer to my question, "Can you guess what this is," is... grapes. The accompanying photo shows a grape cluster as it looks...
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recent from American West The Ranch That Barbed Wire Built
The Ranch That Barbed Wire Built Neighbor, it's been a long time. The longest time, really, between issues to have intruded into the slightly-more-than-a-year that I've been e-publishing Something Solid. Thanks for being patient. I've been busy! You may have noticed already that two new endeavors now occupy my time: the editor's role at...
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