Author Archives: Augustus Tilton

The Varangian Way

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A Lull or the End of the Boom?

Workers in the Bakken are getting nervous. Oil prices are free falling, and the lay offs have started. Everyone has a prediction on what will happen, but only time will tell. I will say this: now is not a good … Continue reading

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Still In The Bakken

I just wanted to make a quick post to say that I’m still in the Bakken and still monitoring this blog for questions and comments from everyone. I’ll get to writing again soon I hope. Writing is just like everything … Continue reading

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The Oilfield Archipelago

The oilfield worker in the Bakken lives on an island. Each boomtown is surrounded in all directions by miles of farms, only interrupted by the next town. Every day he ventures out into the nothingness between to work in the … Continue reading

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An Income Distribution Map That Enrages America’s Corrupt Elites

I found this fascinating graphic and article at The Atlantic magazine that shows the income distribution of counties in the 48 Contiguous United States. New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington DC, cities all dedicated to stealing wealth from honest … Continue reading

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North Dakota Meditations 7: The Midden

Driving around the endless, rolling fields of Western North Dakota, one sees many of the rock piles that built up over the century as the soil spits up the rocks from the plowed fields each spring. Farmers gather the unwanted … Continue reading

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Abandoned Building, West of Newtown, ND on 1804

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