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...

March Miscellany

Greetings, neighbor! Since visiting with you last, I've been sooooo busy! I've picked up a second magazine that I now edit (both are handled on a freelance basis) and I edited a Christian book (it's discussed in this newsletter). That was a for-hire project and my first gig as a book editor, but I am ready...

Twitter Manifesto

Dear Person-Who-Came-Here-Because-I-Followed-Your-Twitter-Account-and-You-Followed-Me-Back-And-Then-I-Direct-Messaged-You-With-A-Greeting-That-Said-You-Get-the-Gold-Star-and-Ended-in-a-Link-That-Took-You-Here: Welcome! I chose to follow your Twitter account because it looked interesting, but there were other...

Assorted and Sundry

Just added a link to the website "Always Cowboy," which is home to some great content by cowboy poets Debra Coppinger Hill and Robert Keene. Find it in the bar on the right, under "Jesse's Links." When I was editing American Cowboy, I heard Debra's name mentioned often, and always favorably. Was very honored...

It Just Gets Better

Here you go… you’re in! And I’m glad. Thanks for being an active reader of Something Solid. You’ll find all the same links here that you saw highlighted on the e-newsletter itself. When you clicked on the “Editor’s Notes” link, you were whisked to this website, where all the stories...

Welcome, Neighbor!

Welcome, friend and fellow pilgrim! From this page you can access anything in this edition of Something Solid. Browse around and make yourself at home. You already knew you had good taste. And if any more proof of that fact were necessary, there is this: your free, forward-able newsletter has grown more than...

Welcome to Something Solid Christian E-Newsletter

  Hi! Thanks for your interest in Something Solid e-newsletter, "a journal of encouragement, edification, and exploration - on matters of God, family, and country." Currently, more than 300 individuals are on the mailing list, most of them members of the church of Christ, the fellowship to which I...

Going Places (Newsletter edition)

        Excited, huh? : - )  Well, I am myself! So glad for you to visit. Thanks for "clicking through," and please know that this page has links that will take you wherever you need to go to find anything in this issue. All the main stories are grouped further down, so scroll down when...

Getting Acquainted (Newsletter – debut issue 2010)

Welcome! Every single invitee to this page—every one of the fewer-than-250 “charter” recipients of my e-newsletter Something Solid—is someone with whom I have some connection. Some who are reading this have copies of my first book. Some are past or present church-mates. Some are professional or...