Merry Christmas Letter

Greetings! I hope this finds you and yours well and wonderful. We are doing great – 2015 was a big year for the Youngs. Jolyn and Jim spent their first child-free weekend together in Tahoe, and their second baby was born.* All year long, their days (and Jolyn’s belly) leaned increasingly heavily toward autumn, culminatingContinue reading “Merry Christmas Letter”

Portrait Of A Modern-Day Buckaroo

In articles about the differences in clothing and gear used by cowboys in different regions, the buckaroo is usually portrayed as a caricature from the 1980s. Modern-day buckaroos no longer wear snap-brim hats and thrift-store coats unless they find a wicked good deal on a Cabela’s cast off. Tub Blanthorn (left) is indisputably one ofContinue reading “Portrait Of A Modern-Day Buckaroo”

If You’re Gonna Marry A Cowboy…

…you better get used to dirt. Lots and lots of dirt. There will be dirt on your floors, tracked in by cowboy boots and blown through invisible cracks in the seals around your windows and doors. Dirt will be caked onto his jeans heaped in the laundry room, and large quantities will be washed downContinue reading “If You’re Gonna Marry A Cowboy…”