Monthly Archives: November 2010

Man’s Best Soap

My most recent column is about Lava soap. I give a humorous perspective on Lava, or “man soap” as I refer to it in my column. I had originally planned to do a blog post about Lava soap but came … Continue reading

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Work Mess Code

At different times in the past, I held short-lived jobs requiring dress clothes.  Picking out different outfits for inside work was by far, the toughest part of those jobs. Making a decision on slacks and tops everyday was no Sunday … Continue reading

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Cowboy Shirts That Fit

I can still remember the shirt my husband wore on our first date like it was yesterday. That’s because he was wearing it yesterday. Upon close examination of the long-sleeved western shirts that hang in a cowboy’s closet, one might … Continue reading

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Power Trip

Most guys like muscle cars, but cowboys like muscle pickups—four-wheel drives with Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke engines. I just like throwing around power. It’s seldom that I get to drive our souped-up pickup; a black Dodge diesel dually. The rare … Continue reading

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Working Cows

Working cows in t-shirts is not normal around here. For years we’ve had to dress in long johns, warm clothes, coveralls, hats and gloves to keep warm. We worked cows October 22 this year and the weather was warm enough that most … Continue reading

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Backroads

I’ve spent my whole life on Black Hills backroads. They’re like home to me. I’m most comfortable driving on them and they’re safer to be on than on any other roads. My driving is less than exemplary on highways. I … Continue reading

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Give ‘Im A Boot

I would rather my son step on my toes than walk in my shoes. His feet are almost the same size as mine now, and he’s taken an interest in my cowboy boots. A few years ago, I loaned him … Continue reading

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A Renewing Place

Can you feel your mind, body and soul relaxing? This is Outlaw Ranch, and it will do that to you if you aren’t paying attention. I am fortunate in that Outlaw is only a 20 minute drive from my home. … Continue reading

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