I started this nonsense writing poems about my family. One was so right on that several people urged me to "Send it in! Send it in!". So I did. The Rubber Boot Cowboy was my first published piece. I got a $25 check from The California Farmer and thought I was rich. The checks got bigger when the magazines got national and I Saddled Up Ole Rabbit was purchased by The Western Horseman. Here's a sampling of some of that work.