I sure were excited ’bout leadin’ a new herd of ds106 calves from the Kansas State University ranch. Me ‘n Bill even planned stuff over beans and a fire and even ole Hatchet Jack was ready to become unfrozen to be doing a new round of DS106.
And when I got word from the KSU asking for my official papers, I was thinking this was a done deal.
— Alan Levine (@cogdog) December 17, 2015
But a messenger rode up late last night with the dispatch I was without a crew. ‘Parrently there werent ’nuff young KSU students signin’ up to be part of this posse. I guess none of our clever movees stirred an interest, and not enuff saw our handsome posters hung all o’er town.
So I rode up to this here perch to take a view.
So I am still got a dedication to do a #western106. Others have been murmuring of hitching up. Maybe some possibilities are:
- Some other university ranch might be willin’ to pitch me an offer to lead an online ds106 class. Not seeming likely this time of the season. But hey, gotta hang out that sign.
- I might just want, for fun, to pitch it out as we did in 2013 for the Headless DS106– those who want to ride, will do so, others may just watch the dust of fun leave ’em.
- Maybee I’ll just hang out a tip jar. The gold is not the reason us storytelling cowboys ride, but we do like some vittles, and a ride is a long journey.
No hard feelings on ya, KSU. We thoughts you had in ya, but meybe it’s just not the time.
Any other vaquero’s out there got ideas? I’m gonna be hammering out a plan to be ready for ya by January 2016. That there email signup form is now working at http://106tricks.net if you want to be in the dispatch loop.
No matter what happens, you cannot beat the wide open views up here.
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