Birth Day

I awake into memory of another dark morning, a large growth in my belly rising and falling as if with its own life, the room quietly active, a doctor swooshing in and out, a nurse, a husband somewhere, my friend Cindy on her way, my mother with my firstborn, Kenney, back at the ranch, me … Continue reading


This week was a whirlwind of mustang activity, at least for me, at least in a symbolic albeit sedentary way (sitting on my butt but not on a horse). On Saturday, October 23, we celebrated the ten-year anniversary of NO ROUNDUPS IN SPRING CREEK BASIN, and the fifty-year anniversary of the unanimous signing of the … Continue reading

Because, today…

From Desert Chrome: Water, a Woman, and Wild Horses in the West Detritus: Sierra Nevada, 1971. October light leaks in between slats of graying barn wood. A yellow stripe marks Craig’s cheek, his shoulder. I taste salt and smell the sun on his skin and in the hay beneath me that makes our bed in the … Continue reading

Bluff, Utah

Aloha all– I am having difficulties with my computer and blog, but I wanted to let you know about my forthcoming workshop in Bluff. It is on Saturday, October 16, from 1-4 pm, beside the flowing San Juan River and its shedding cottonwoods trees. Please wade through whatever you find below to register. Thank you! … Continue reading


Some days just seem like days. But they’re not. They are birthdays and wedding days and anniversaries and death days. And anniversaries of those. These days happen all over the world, in all time zones, all the time. Today, in my little world, Walt turned three. His father brought him up to cow camp to … Continue reading