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Book Review: REBEL: The Last A...

Rebel: The Last American Novel; by T.L. Davis; 12 Round Publishing, Montrose, Colo., 275 pages, trade paperback. Life never affords enough comfort or security to youth that they can pass through their nonage without some acquaintance with the sterner side of...

When a Government “Does ...

People who live in the United States ought—all of them—to be about the business of doing good. But the government of the United States has no business going about doing good. Serving justice, yes—when justice needs to be served. But for the government to...

Koolaid Powder in Rain Gauge

My wife Kit and I were disappointed when, after installing a rain gauge just 8 feet outside our kitchen window, we couldn’t discern the rainfall amounts on the gauge from that distance. Each reading required a trip outside. We decided to add some kind of dry...

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...
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Book cover for Wichita State Baseball Comes Back 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 University baseball, nor—I’m tempted to...
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Jesse Spade Ranch 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...
recent from American West The Ranch That Barbed Wire Built
Jesse Spade Ranch 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...
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Steve White, mgr., Renderbrook Spade This clip concludes our on-camera interview of Steve White, manager of the historic, sprawling (190 square miles) Renderbrook Spade Ranch, Colorado City. For more information, see the article “Under the Spade Brand,” on this site or view other material by clicking the Videos tab,...