Erickson's articles and essays have been published in Texas Highways, Oklahoma Today, Livestock Weekly, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Times Herald, and American Cowboy.
They are arranged by Place:
* From Buffalo to Cattle
* The Cowboy
* Cowboy Tools
* Ranch and Rodeo
* This and That
Many of the pieces are anecdotal, based on Erickson's experiences and observations on ranches. Others requied some research and are more historical. Some are essays in which Erickson views contemporary life through the lens of cowboying.
But all of them are vintage master storyteller John Erickson, told with humor and thoughtfulness.