Established in 1999 to promote the history and culture of the American cowboy.
Copyrighted 2011 and all rights reserved by Stan Paregien
Friday, January 13, 2012
Hello, there, neighbors:
I am making a lot of changes as we enter this new year of 2012. And most of them involve trying to simplify my life.
One big step in that direction involves combining my two current web sites-- this one, cowboydirectory.com, and my paregien.net --into one new web site with the web address of paregien.com that I am hosting with the help of HostgatorDiscounts.org. Very soon I'll begin moving most of my material located for years at my paregien.net web address to that new site. I will not renew my former web site, so it will expire and drift off to computer heaven on January 23, 2012. And, since it will take considerable time and effort to transfer most of that site's materials to this new one, much of it will not be available for whatever period of time that takes. I do apologize for any inconvenience.
And effective no later than June, 2012 I will close my CowboyDirectory.com web site (www.cowboydirectory.com) as well. Believe me, friends, that was an especially traumatic decision for me. I've poured my heart and soul and sweat into making it the largest internet database of Western (cowboy) writers and entertainers in the world. I sure did enjoy researching the material and compiling it in my own, . . . well, unique style. But the fact is I cannot keep up with it. Somebody with a paid staff of research assistants and writers might swing it, but it clearly is an impossible challenge for me at my age and with the other things I want to do with whatever time the good Lord allows.
I will transfer a small part of that very large web site, CowboyDirectory.Com to this new one, www.paregien.com. Then I hope to publish parts of that Cowboy Directory material as a whole series of Kindle e-books on some the better known Western/cowboy writers and entertainers. Those E-books, like my current books listed on our "Products" page on the brand new web site, will be available for purchase at Amazon. The basic idea, you see, is to try to actually earn a buck or two through the E-books 'cause I never made a nickle from all of the information as it stood for years and years as Cowboy Directory.Com. Yep, sad but true. But it was a great ride while it lasted, all the way from 1999 to 2012. Time to move on.
I extend my sincere thanks to all of you who have followed my postings on my various web sites over the years. And I invite you to continue that tradition at the new location.
Please stop by the "Products" page at paregien.com and check out all the Kindle E-books I currently have available on Amazon.Com. I recently added two more. One is titled Clara Luper: The Mother of Oklahoma's Civil Rights Movement. The other new one is titled Jim Shoulders: Oklahoma's Rodeo King.
And now . . . I've gotta get to work. Right after I take a nap.
Best wishes to one and all.
--Stan Paregien Sr
All previous newsletters are archieved at http://www.cowboydirectory.com/AA-Newsletter/indexarc.html
CowboyDirectory.Com was established in 1999 by Stan Paregien and he alone is responsible for the content. This is the world's largest internet database of Western writers and entertainers. Pard, there just ain't nothin' out there as comprehensive as this. And we are again adding new listings as well as updating current listings as fast as my short, fat fingers allow.
Right here in our big ol' virtual library you will find biographical sketches on hundreds Western writers, cowboy poets, singers, musicians, trick ropers, bullwhip artists, movie stars and more. These are the people who have written about the America West or who have done something to keep its Spirit alive for future generations. Plus you'll find hundreds of photos, old movie posters, book covers, poems, cowboy songs and much more. Our individual files, including graphics, now number over 2,400 and climbing each month. Some pages take a while to load just because they do have so many graphics, but it is well worth the wait.
I dedicate these pages to all those people around the world who have a deep love of the America West. That includes working cowboys and "wannabe's" alike. Whether you live in the God-made canyons of Colorado or the man-made canyons of New York City or Hong Kong, you are welcome to sit down around our little campfire.
Now a word of appreciation to my best friend, my wife Peggy. More than anyone else, she knows the thousands of hours of work that I have put into researching and writing these pages. I thank you, dear, for understanding my compulsion to write about the West I love and for your willingness to ride along the Cowboy Trail with me.
In my research, I have gathered the following photos and images from here, there and everywhere. My intent is not to violate any copyrights or trademarks. I believe my usage for this essentially personal site is well within the "fair use" guidelines of the U.S. copyright law. However, I will promptly remove any item if anyone with legal standing regarding a certain item objects to its use and provides written notification to me at the address below. Rustlin' just ain't the cowboy way, ya know, and I don't want to be guilty of that.
Enough of that. Kick off your boots, lean back and enjoy yourself. Happy reading, partner.
Cowboy Stan Paregien
PO Box 3937
Edmond, OK 73083
P.S. If you want to drop me an email, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cowboy Stan Paregien is the ramrod of this shirttail outfit.
He grew up on the famous Newhall Ranch, north of Los Angeles.
And he has been writing and performing cowboy poetry since 1991.
CLICK HERE to hear Stan singing that great
love song, "Snuff Dipper".
CLICK HERE to hear Stan singing that old Ernest Tubb song,
"Waltz Across Texas".
CLICK HERE to hear Stan singing "Snowklahoma," soon to become
as famous as "White Christmas". Or not.
"I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do
or any kindness that I can show to any human being,
let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again."
-- Mahatma Gandi
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