A professional horseman for over 40 years, Skook continues to work with horses. He is in an ongoing educational program, learning life's lessons from one of the world's greatest instructors, the horse. Skook has a personal website skooksjournal.com featuring his personal writings and historical novel type stories.

Posts by Skook


Fitting In

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Frenchy, Knarley and Barbwire Johnny were guiding hunters on the Muskwa River for Elk and Grizzly. They had some decent guys to guide. The hunters had done a lot of hunting and were not complainers. This was important to guys who often worked in the dark, before the day’s hunt and after the hunt. The… Read more »

Dead Babies for Sale

In the Interests of Science

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We have a large number of aborted babies and no one seems to know what to do with them, since selling dead babies is illegal. Old Skook has a solution; especially, since the public is bored with the illegal sales of baby parts to research facilities. We can start dissecting the babies in high school… Read more »

Our Ship of State

The Corruption and Fundamental Transformation of America by the GOP

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Last night, I was caught in heavy traffic and a horrible back-up for diverting traffic off the interstate to facilitate road construction, but the hours of creeping along the interstate went faster by listening to Savage interviewing Donald Trump. The Donald has become a more polished politician; he danced around Savage’s loaded questions with grace… Read more »


The Grapes of Wrath are Growing Heavy

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HUD has determined or more correctly, Obama has determined the reasons for the high rates of failure among urban minorities are hidden within the five arbitrary numbers of their Zip Codes; change those numbers or relocate minority youth and magic transpires. The urban conditioning fades away, and is replaced with the reality of living the… Read more »

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Lifting the Veil of Political Correctness

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Americans are becoming aware of new behavioral and speech standards they must now observe or risk losing jobs, losing careers, receiving punitive penalties, and even losing their freedom. Today thought crimes are being considered for possible prosecution and our First Lady encourages college students to spy on their parents and report incorrect actions and speech…. Read more »

A Prince of the Steppe

Imperialism, Colonialism, and Slavery

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While researching material for a historical novel about a Cossack family of the Ukraine and Crimea, I found a remarkable amount of provocative and fascinating material. For instance, the Ukraine and Crimea has been both a fulcrum point and thoroughfare throughout history, but one of the most intriguing aspects of this region is that the… Read more »

A Pretty Cowgirl in Jeans and Workshirt

Keeping up with Bruce

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I am not much of a TV man, but lately, I have been working many hours and it seemed like a good idea to sit with my significant other and watch a show. Surprise, surprise, the show was Bruce Jenner’s coming-out interview. I groaned inwardly, but knew I could rely on my ability to fall… Read more »


Hillary’s Remorse Over The Stolen Watermelon

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Will Mark Twain’s irony of wit work for Hillary’s peccadilloes? Samuel Clemens is America’s seminal author of the 20th Century; from his pen, the American author was defined. Armed with imagination and an orator’s wit, he is more well known and remembered by his pen name Mark Twain. Ernest Hemingway said of Twain: “All modern… Read more »


Qualities to Admire

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We lesser mortals look to others for inspiration, we call them heroes, but often, they just have extraordinary talent or a work ethic, and they happen to be in the right place at the right time. The movie by Ron Howard, “Rush” brought this idea of heroes a little closer to home for me. I… Read more »


Earth Receives Oxygen and Questions Arise

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The formation of Life intrigues people; however, man is an egocentric species and primarily concerned with his own appearance in the world. Let’s go back in time to the formation of an oxygenated atmosphere and the transformation of all life on earth, the transition from anaerobic microbes (metabolizing food without oxygen) to cyanobacteria (photosynthetic, converting… Read more »