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The Cow, The Lease Road, and The Sheriff (Part 1)

Back when I was a younger, less experienced (dumb) landman I had an encounter with The Cow. A lot of you reading this instantly know what cow I’m referring to. It’s that motherfucking scrawny piece of shit cow that had the dumb luck (or common sense, since we’re talking about The Cow) to take its

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With All the Time in the World, How Important is Health?

Talking About Health We spend more time talking about “how important it is to take care of yourself” than we do actually taking care of ourselves. People are announcing New Years resolutions about going to the gym, and other people are trying to “educate” those people about how to behave in the gym. Working out

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The Landman’s Worst Enemy

You probably think this post is going to be about jackass landowners and their attorneys, or the overbearing micromanagement from the corporate headquarters…or maybe that dead cow on the lease road. Those are all part of the job. We signed up for it. The landman’s worst enemy is complacency. All of us tend to get

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Store Closing – Reminder!!!

In case you missed my post about the store closing at the end of the year, this is just another reminder. I’m taking some time off to focus on my healthy, my family, and my business (my actual business, not this store). Finding the time and motivation to run the store is something that I

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The Digital Roadtrip to Nowhere

The Roadtrip to Nowhere Goes Digital This post started as a rant about how a whole new generation of landmen, or maybe it’s just half a generation…I’m not sure, are going to be starting their careers on “the digital roadtrip to nowhere.” For any of you that have been following along over the past 12

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Shoes on a powerline outside Dilley Texas
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Shoes on a Wire

Shoes on a Wire A few weeks ago on our way down to the ranch I noticed this pair of shoes on a high wire over the county road right outside the ranch entrance. Somebody must have quite the arm to get those up that high! I’ve driven by (technically under) those shoes quite a

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