Category Archives: Appreciation

Dragoon Arizona Formations


The nuns at St. Pauls, where I began  my grade school education, constantly complained of my penmanship.  Often, my “p’s” were backwards. Or my “q’s” looked like “g’s.  My 2nd grade teacher, Sister Mary Regina used to thump me in … Continue reading

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Postage Rates


Just a reminder to my fans, followers and customers… White Rose Wedding Cake Postage by dbuckman It’s a brand new year, and our reliable United States Postal Service has brand new rates!  If you want your birthday card or Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Your Christmas Cards


Red Star Holiday Stamps by dbuckman I was up until five this morning addressing Christmas cards. Several years ago I offered to anyone who wished to receive a card to send their mailing address.   Surprisingly although my own greeting … Continue reading

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Ready For The Round-Up


I was re-reading yesterdays post.  My writing needs improvement I believe….  It’s like watching paint dry.  It IS watching varnish dry!  Applying the 3rd polyurethane coat on Rusty and his rockers… He’s getting darn close. Whenever I worked on projects … Continue reading

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Rusty Is Getting Closer!!!


What’s a rocking horse without rockers?  Deviating from the plans again, I always “fit” the rockers to the horse.  Back “in the day”  when we lived on Gabriel Drive, I remembered a technique Dad taught me in the basement work-shop, … Continue reading

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Horse Project Part 2


Picking up where I left off…  Following in Dads footsteps, I hardly EVER throw away “chunks” of wood!  Maybe that’s why I can hardly get my car in the garage!  Here, incorporating wooden dowels, I’m creating one large board out … Continue reading

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Building Horses Part 1


This writing is with regard to another hobby of mine.  Those who follow me regularly know that I have a passion for art and photography.  Though I am failing miserably at earning an income from that”hobby”, I  keep trying!  Few … Continue reading

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American Mojo Partnership


New products offered on Zazzle traditionally meant new opportunities for me to customize a product without the other hassles and to publicize my art work instantly. It’s my understanding that the  Zazzle platform has expanded beyond the customers and universe … Continue reading

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Rainbows And Photographs


Rainbow by dbuckman True Gold They say that there are pots of gold at the end of each rainbow. MY treasure had always been the opportunity I was given to experience such a daily variety of scenery. The inner workings … Continue reading

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It Was A Good Weekend


This writing first came about to promote my artwork.  It’s evolved into something more personal and I know, the two are intertwined.  This is because the art is a culmination of the places I’ve been… the people I’ve been affiliated … Continue reading

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Boys Town Homecoming Part 1


I realize that at some point or another, life has thrown stuff at ALL of us. In fact we wouldn’t be reuniting, if something hadn’t been thrown at us early in our lives. Yet for three days, in a suburb … Continue reading

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Memories From Along The Tracks


I’ve written before, the influence that both of my Dads had on my life.  My real father, the emotional, nostalgic, horseman and trucker. My step Dad, the somewhat gruff, patriotic, no-nonsense kind of guy.  They were both good men and … Continue reading

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Passing It Along….


While I am toiling with the direction this blog site is headed towards, I wanted to share with all of my brothers and sisters that follow this blog, a recent letter from John Mollison..  If you aren’t on his mailing … Continue reading

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My Dads “West”…


My enthusiasm and passion for all things west of the Mississippi began at an early age.  My paternal Dad (Joseph Carl Bowman) was involved with horses well before I was born.  In a scrapbook my mother kept (which I feel … Continue reading

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Internal workings


Fact is, I analyze & dissect everything…  A friend of mine once nicknamed me “Analyze It”.  I’m the kid who took his brand new Timex watch apart, several days after Christmas, to see exactly what made it tick (Yes.  Pun … Continue reading

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