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Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in featured, Skills | 3 comments

Liars’ Bench

Liars’ Bench

Originally Published in About Magazine Along the side of a highway, that you’ve probably never traveled, there sits an old stone building. It was built before the road was paved and it was built strong. It was small because it fit the place in which it lived. It was a place of community. It was a place for lost souls and where men gathered to tell their tales. It was there, sitting on an old church pew, that I got the education that every boy should get. How to spit. How to cuss. And how to tell a good lie. Will Human ran The Human Store in the shadow of the Ouachita Mountains for as long as I could remember. It was every bit the type of old country store that nostalgia is made from.   Will could almost always be found sitting in his rocking chair in the back watching one of the stacks of VHS movies he’d rented that week and smoking a cigarette. There was no air...

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in featured, Skills | 1 comment

Work. Life. Balance. Part 1

Work. Life. Balance. Part 1

I have stuff to do. Lots of stuff. Stuff to do in order to get ready for upcoming classes. Stuff to do for clients. Stuff to do on the cabin.  Stuff to do on the ranch.  You know stuff. The never ending circle of stuff.  On an average work day my schedule is typically worked out to the minute. Here’s my typical Monday: 6:30 a.m. – Drag self out of bed.  Check client social media accounts and then head to coffee and shower. 6:45 a.m. – Breakfast with the Lady.  Two strips of bacon. Two eggs fried in bacon grease. (delicious) 7:00 a.m. – Put on farm clothes 7:15 a.m. – See Lady off to school and then get on tractor and head to the barn 7:16- 8ish – Check/Feed steers, heifers, horses, and ICU animals 8:05 – Back at cabin,  fill up firewood box, change into school clothes, check client accounts again. 8:15 – Get in truck, leave for school, make hour commute.  During commute make morning phone...

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