Behind the Grindstone

Behind the Grindstone: Deacon

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
The old man settin’ there on the porchHis hair and mustache whiteThe young man with a pencil and padLookin’ for a story to write He said he’d come from way back eastIn that brand new automobileThe...

Behind the Grindstone: Amoebae

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Well, we are comin’ up on the day that has made November famous. Thanksgiving. A day set aside, as the name implies, for givin’ thanks. We all have somethin’ to be thankful for, either things we ha...

Behind the Grindstone: Hitch Up Your Team

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
It seems in today’s world no one wants to pull their own weight or haul their own freight. Instead of draggin’ their own wagon they hitch their team to the wagon that’s movin’ fastest. Right now th...

Behind the Grindstone: Offended

| Administrator | Behind the Grindstone
Well, here we go again. In the midst of having to change the offensive names of school mascots, logos, mountains, towns, creeks and the list goes on and on we now are at risk of contacting another ...

Behind the Grindstone: Band Aid

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Jake was an old-time cowboy. A through back from the olden days. They say he was the best bronc peeler for miles around. The rougher they were the better he liked it and he could ride them all. But...

Behind the Grindstone: Crisis in Crisis

| Administrator | Behind the Grindstone
It seems our Climate Change Crisis may be itself facing a crisis. The headlines read “New Message to Aliens will Reflect an Earth in Danger of Climate Crisis.” It seems a group of scientists, socio...

Behind the Grindstone: An Ol' Friend

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Here on the prairie in what I reckon is known as rural America, where day to day decisions are made affecting life and livelihood based on common sense, it seems much of society has gone insane. I ...

Behind the Grindstone: Signs

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Covid. That’s about all you hear about in the news. ‘Ole Cheryl and I are just coming out of our run in with it and are thankful to have made it through. There are many who haven’t been as fortunat...

Behind the Grindstone: Pablo's Christmas

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
The bunkhouse was full‘Cause the trail was snowed inThings were right tenseAnd patience ran thin A couple of fist fightsHad broke out that nightThe boys were all edgyAll wantin’ to fight ‘Cause i...

Behind the Grindstone: Pop's Wisdom

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
He was old and he was scrawnyHis beard was turnin’ grayFew there were who would listenTo what Pops had to say Mostly they made fun of himOld fashioned some had saidOthers said he’s locoA little to...

Social Distancing

| Bill "Three Feathers" Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
I didn’t realize the extent of the isolated lifestyle we were livin’ here on the prairie until they issued the shelter in place rule and our basic day to day lives never changed.
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