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 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 8, 2020 

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As with nearly every business, the horse business has its ups and downs. If you are in the business of raising and/or selling them, awhile back we were in one of the industry’s little...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 1, 2020

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When I was eight years old, the favorite game neighbor kids, my sister and I use to play was “Cowboys and Indians.” Because I had black hair and mostly because I was younger than everyone except...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 24, 2020

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Sometimes I wish I had become a football coach instead of a cowboy. I admire football coaches because their lives seem so simple compared to the rest of us. If we pass a coach on the street or meet...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 17, 2020

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Coming up with a funny story every week can begin to wear a writer down, even one who has now composed close to 2,000 of them. In order to give the old brain a rest, I decided to switch to a history...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 10, 2020

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I’m rapidly becoming a grumpy old man. OK, so that’s only partly true. I’m not rapidly getting old. That takes time. I am, however, rapidly getting grouchier. Normally, I am a very happy, easy...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 3, 2020

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Think you’ve got a bad job? Join the club. Nearly everybody, at one time or another, decides they must have the world’s worst job. Heck, I have those thoughts from time to time ... and I don’t e...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 27, 2020

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“Hello. May I speak to Mr. Gary Hodgson?” the pleasant lady’s voice asked when I answered the telephone. Guardedly, I replied, “This is Gary Hodgson,” bracing myself to repel another sales...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 20, 2020

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A good friend of mine owns a western store. One entire corner is devoted to books and about half of the space contains cook books. All are titled some variation of “cowboy cookbook” and all...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 13, 2020

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I was gassing up my pickup a while back when a beat up pickup pulling an equally well used trailer full of saddled horses pulled to the pump beside mine. The driver stepped out to start his pump and...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 6, 2020

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It is completely impossible to write a humorous column addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Humor aside for a bit, there are some surprising developments to all this. A big surprise to many of us is the...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 29, 2020

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If you have way more money than you know what to do with, some, I have read, go on an African Safari. Don’t know any of those folks personally. They must not hang around cattle auctions or the John...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 22, 2020

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Two things each year demand to be written about as they occur. Christmas and Springtime. If you turn on your radio, you won’t hear Jingle Bells. Therefore, I’m writing about Spring. I can’t...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 15, 2020

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A lot of wonderful things have come about as a result of these “Under The Wire” columns. Our electricity doesn’t get shut off as often and best of all, we have made a lot of new friends....

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 8, 2020

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I must begin today’s “Under The Wire” with a first-ever warning. At the present time, no more than 50 people are allowed to view this column at a time. If several hundred of you are gathered...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 1, 2020

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I should have noticed the pen of chickens. They were a dead give-away but I missed it. I thought I was so smart but ... I suppose I really should start at the beginning. Years ago I was a solicitor...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 18, 2020

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A friend of mine runs a pretty fair sized company for our neck of the woods. The company is old, the friend is relatively young. The mix is interesting. There are good features to a company being...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 11, 2020

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A few years ago the big news out of our capitol city was the opening of a new and totally unique furniture store. Must have been a slow news day. Actually, the media blitz lasted several days,...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 4, 2020

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The West, she's a changin'. New faces, new houses, new ideas. Along with these changes come new roles for us "natives." As people unfamiliar with the area move in, we “old timers” find ourselves...

 

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Years ago, I, like most of the world, marveled at the sight of men first walking on the moon. It seemed to be the impossible now accomplished. The event showcased the technological advances our...

 

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It is no longer enough for a public building or sports stadium to have a simple name. Gone are the days of "Mile High Stadium," "The Meadowland" and "The Astrodome." Now we have places named after...

 

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