Hog Town

Desdemona Texas is located in eastern Eastland County near the Erath county line at the intersection of FM 8 and State Highway 16, and about 20 miles south of I-20.  Hog Creek runs through the town and in the early days the town bore the same name.  To the older locals and residents it is…

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Mechanic’s Log 1-16

January 6, 2016 The sun had set about an hour before I turned off I-35 toward the Columbia Bridge port of entry. I was 20 miles north of Laredo Texas and 20 miles east of the border crossing at the Columbia Bridge over the Rio Grande. There were very few other vehicles on the road.…

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BOB’S OIL WELL

In this day and age there are a number of ways or reasons a business becomes successful or famous.  Social media is a huge outlet for a business to use for advertising.  Clean bathrooms can also make a business famous, like Buc-ee’s for example.  Buc-ee’s is much more than clean bathrooms, but that is what…

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Point to Point

December 2001 I was pretty pleased with the results from my previous race.  I continued my training and riding throughout the month of November as much as I could. However, I encountered a few changes in life that month.  My grandmother passed away in Texas.  My parents flew to the States from their home in…

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Eagle Ford Shale

I wrote this story in the summer of 2016 while working in south Texas. This was only my third or fourth attempt at writing a story about my adventures. August 2016 There are times when my job in the oil field relates to my volunteer firefighter job. Like a firefighter I get called into action…

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Parker Gran Prix

November 2001 My third official desert race was held in Parker Arizona the first weekend in November of 2001.  After my disappointing break down in my previous race I was determined to not let that happen again.  My sponsors helped me with a few more “go fast” parts for my bike and some new tires. …

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Summer of 1993, Part 7

Sumer of 1994, Part 7 I awoke with mixed emotions.  I had been having fun in the last week working with Miguel training Vicente and helping around the ranch, but I also wanted to head home.  I still didn’t exactly feel qualified to do what I had been tasked with, but it appeared that we…

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