When Water Weeps

We Americans, not they or us, but all Americans, we grieve. Every life matters.

“The cure for anything is salt water. Sweat, tears, or the sea.” —Isak Dinesen

Not bullets.

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Welcome to the wide world of cowboy boots

Rodeo entrants choose steel-toed cowboy boots for maximum protection against large-hoofed animals. That’s just the start of the many differences in cowboy boots. Different boots are made for different cowboy…

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Hawaii knows rodeo!

Ever since writing Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo, I’ve been amazed at discovering so many rodeo hotspots I had never imagined. The 24th  Panaewa Stampede Rodeo graced Hawaii’s Big…

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Rodeo entrants look and feel good in chaps

cowboy chaps

Fringed pants with no seats. Seatless pants?!? What are chaps? This cowboy apparel has real uses beyond stylish looks. Here’s a tribute to chaps, with a definition for “chinks,” the…

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Rodeo thrives, from south to north!

The Navajo nation is just one hotbed of weekly rodeo action during the season. Throughout North America, rodeo remains popular. One epic event happens in in Alberta, Canada: the Calgary…

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Women in rodeo: a decades-old tradition

Don’t think that rodeo just started being a sport for males AND females. Proof comes from the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, founded in 1948. News from WPRA events is extra…

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