Sunday, February 19, 2017


The other night we watched one of the Globetrotter videos on Public Television. It wasn't a tour of Formosa or even France. No, it was a tour of the Old West, an overview of places and times like the connecting of the Trans-Continental Railroad and the Golden Spike, a short life of Thomas Parker from Circleville, Utah, also known as Butch Cassidy. And there was more on Deadwood, South Dakota, and Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express, and even more. But I don't recall anything about Texas but a mention of the Alamo. There was some on the California Gold Rush and the Silver Boom in Nevada.

Anyway, it was an entertaining program, which we (the wife and I) enjoyed watching. You never know what you'll see on Public Television. The Channel entertains the urchins most of the day and provides other stuff for the adults(?) the rest of the time with programs like Nova and Nature and that other travel guy who does Europe..

Sunday, February 12, 2017


I haven't had much time for blogging because of spending time trying to learn things on various sites. I've watched hour-long videos, most not getting anything from them. I've been working on my forthcoming book and am about finished with that. I'll have to decide whether to self-publish or traditional publish, and it's weighing on me, which one?

My in-box of e-mails seems to be growing. It takes me half my time to read through them and some require a response or other work. And visitors take up some of the time. Had company from Kansas last week and just today my grandson and wife stopped in. I appreciate 'em, my grandson brought me a CASE cap to go with some other CASE items. He picked it up at the annual old tractor show at Saguaro Park in Glendale.

Jerome Increase Case started building tractors in Detroit way back and so I have a couple small replicas, one old and one new just for the heck of it. He was an ancestral relative. Somebody in the family has made good and more power to them. Now I have a cap I can wear while I play farmer.

You can see how busy I am if you read my Cattle Dust blog on Wordpress. I stopped the Comments over there because of too may spam and trash responses. If you would like to make a comment about that blog, please do so here. Thanks for your time and interest.