A brief exchange with Amy M. (Auker) Hale, who has authored several books set in the West and wrote this beautiful essay, “Feet to the Fire” (link), got me to thinking. When I told her that I ranch, too, Amy offered that she is not a rancher, she cowboys for a living. “That’s better than cowboying … Continue reading

The Weight of It

CONTRA VIENTO is a new online journal “for art and literature that seeks to understand rangelands in all their varied forms.” The “Open Range” column offers “more frequent postings of art and writing from rangelands and the American West.” Here you will find my words and TJ Holmes’s photo of Pretty’s calf, the lovely little … Continue reading