Category Archives: Americana

The Culture Of The Bakken Oilfield

I am currently in Missoula, Montana, and I struck up conversation with some people who were curious about the culture off the Bakken Oilfield. I’ve met quite a few people, including reporters and television producers when wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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Sometimes A Little Faith

The first drilling rig I ever set foot on was the Faith 4. As the Black Pearl is to pirate ships, so is Faith 4 to drilling rigs. Faith 4 is a rig from the old school, built in the … Continue reading

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The Not So Quiet American

Whenever in a public place in Iceland or Scotland, I always noticed that Americans were the loudest people. I found myself self conscious of the way I spoke; I was louder than most of the people around me. The book … Continue reading

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Abandoned North Dakota, Abandoned America

  Scattered throughout North Dakota’s countryside one finds many abandoned schools, churches, farms, and even towns. The original homesteads were 160 acres, but modern farmers have about 3000 acres. That means that there is a single family where 20 were … Continue reading

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