"My wife as a child had an encounter with Patrick Wayne. Patrick was a little older than my wife . As you know John Wayne lived on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, CA. My wife's family rented a beach house in Balboa, not on the island but on the…"
"I rarely watch TV for the simple fact that there isn't anything much on worth watching. Heck, the commercials are more entertaining than all of these "reality" shows that are flooding the airwaves. What I do like to watch, I can only…"
""Movie-trained horses are almost non-existent."
Several years ago I worked on a Mike (Chucks Brother) Norris film.
Not one of the stunt folks there had any horse experience.
They could sure blow stuff ytp tho.....
Yakima Canutt was the…"
"Sometimes a story just gets too 'deep.' An example is Costner's Wyatt Earp film. It was either an hour too long or 3 hours too short. It would have been better as a trilogy--a 2-hr film of the pre-Arizona years, 2 hrs about Arizona,…"
"At the risk of gettin' religious, just in case there are any athiests, agnostics, or non-Christians in the crowd, I seem to recall that the disciples asked Jesus when the world would end. He told 'em "I don't know. Only the…"
"In my not so humble opinion, I like others here, believe every day I wake up is a good day. I hope they continue for a long while yet.
As to the movies, I have a neice in Hollywood, a struggling screen writer. She converted my novel (which I…"
"Sorry I went to bed last night and missed a good one. But here’s my two cents. Retired and mover to Arizona bout 7 years ago bought a small house, a large screen TV and a DVD player. Built a barroom (Pix is on my home page). Disconnected the…"
"I quit watching network TV a long time ago. I watch History Channel, Court TV, Food Channel, Discovery, & occasionally Fox News if something is breaking. I also watch the Weather Channel if there's something bad predicted. We used to have…"
I thank everybody for the different groups that are available to learn past history about the cowboy days. I just don't understand the cow dung that is on regular TV these days. Not worth watching. I stick to the western channel and other learning channels. I can't speak for anyone else but when I get together with friends we don't talk about who or who wants to sleep with this guy or that girl. We talk about good stuff and good morals. Topics we would'nt mind our kids or grandkids hearing.Well…See More
Being married and playing my guitar with songs by Don Edwards, Sons of the San Joaquin, Sons of the Pioneers and listening to Cowboy Poetry like Waddie Mitchell, Baxter Black and a whole lot of others.
I've been endorsed by Matt Braun, Stephen Lodge, Don Bendell and a list of million selling authors, just waiting for the money to start rolling in, LOL.
My later work is much better than the work at first. I guess I found my 'writers voice' at some point along the way. War Paint, a book released last year had good reviews, but I spent months researching the thing, which I enjoyed a great deal. It was strange too, once at the computer the story just flowed as quickly as I could type.
Actually, I write because I love telling a tall tale and seeing my work in print. No more money than I make, I'd starve before making it big.
Take care, stay safe and keep yer powder dry pilgrim,
a.k.a., "WR Benton" Author of "US Army Scout James McKay"
If you are wondering Chuck how I can be a author and working cowboy, it is called time Pard, almost 35 years, and I wrote about America, The Cowboy Way, and on my people and the wilderness as I worked a horseback, and lived deep into my wilderness, while doing it.
Not the easy way, but the cowboy way -- true to life experiences
called REFLECTIONS FROM THE WILDERNESS A COWBOYS JOURNEY.
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Much obliged my friend -- until the next go round --
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