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Paying the price

It was a perfectly fine Sunday.  I hadn’t been feeling well for a couple of days, sure that I had contracted a virus – but it never fully materialized, and I was feeling marginally better.  Things had finally dried up … Continue reading

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The power of influence

A recent exchange with young liberals over a New York Times article (inspiration for my last post) got me contemplating influence, and the one sure killer of influence – aggression.

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Voices of Reason Needed

It is becoming increasingly difficult to be a reasonable person in this modern era.  If you are not shouting from an extreme position, you are somehow not to be heard.  If you are not on my side, then I must … Continue reading

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Rain, rain … go away!

If you didn’t already know, California has been in a years long drought – 5-6 years, depending upon the source.  For at least the past couple of winters, we were promised wet systems that would break our drought.  None materialized.  … Continue reading

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The Madness Continues!

I once made the mistake of buying a piece of equipment from the website of a world renowned “Natural” Horsemanship ‘guru’.  I say mistake because once they have your information, they won’t stop trying to convert you.  I choose not … Continue reading

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Memory of a Mustang

This week we received a call that we knew would come, eventually.  Ricky, the mustang I adopted as a yearling and gave to my mother for her fiftieth birthday, had died in his pasture.  Ricky would have turned thirty later … Continue reading

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The End of Lofty Goals

I took a much needed sanity break.  My inspiration for these posts comes from two main sources – my own little herd and what is going on in the horseworld at large.  As the year wound down, I found that … Continue reading

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