Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ridin' Don't Mean Sittin' On

Just a day or two ago I renamed this blog, after one of the jobs a cowboy does.

Once barbed wire closed off the open range, it became a cowboy's responsibility to make sure the fence was kept in good repair. To do that he'd ride along the perimeter of the ranch, inspecting the wire and posts for wear -- or sabotage.

He'd carry heavy gloves, pliers and other tools to make repairs as needed, and if it looked like the damage was deliberate he needed to report it to the boss.

Now, if I cared to go ridin' fence for the whole of western civilization, or even just this country, I'd be posting links to every news piece, blog entry and Twitter tweet I saw in a day's internetting. And then there'd be stuff I saw on TV or heard on the radio that I hadn't already encountered. There wouldn't be enough hours in the day for that and everything else I have to do.

I think I'll see if I can come up with something to report at least once a week though, even if I have to make something up just to laugh about.

(Edited February 20, 2017 in light of changed reading/commenting habits.)

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