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Horse Life

Although I am over a half a century old, my life with horses started only seven years ago. I was born in Montana. My family is the normal Montana mix

Most of the People, Most of the Time

Is the hysteria over, finally? Can we talk sanely now about Princess Diana? Of course we should regret her death. But so should we regret…

Living Close to the Land

“I was born December 3rd 1918 right down the road,” Wayne McGimpsey begins, taking a quick look out the large picture window of his central…

When America Got High and Never Came Down

Heard from any Army colonel stationed in Washington, as follows: “At last when my children ask ‘What did YOU do in the Vietnam War, Daddy?’…

Off the Top (Sep. 10, 1997)

IF I WERE A JUROR considering the case against Bear Lincoln, I would be confused about the evidence against him as presented by prosecutor Aaron…

A Princess as Big as the Ritz

Try as I may to sit like a dandelion on my own stem, to enjoy the humid Connecticut night while sipping a cold martini and…

Growing Up In Moab

Once I thought that the Colorado River was vested with an intense self absorbing energy — not violent by intent but destructive to whatever it encountered along the way to the sea. But that has changed… since it has been locked, blocked and regulated into a degree of submission.

The Rebellion of the Young and Part-time

Oakland, California — John Cortez isn’t a kid anymore. So why is he still trying to survive on the same part-time job that he got…

The Man Is Superbly Bored

William S. Burroughs has an imposing appearance. He looks down on one from a height of more than six feet, but he seems even taller…

The Cowboy Capitalists and the Bureaucrat

According to John Mayfield, president of Microphor Inc., Dave Faulkner, the county’s Air Pollution Control Officer, is a “power-monger” and “an incompetent” who should be…

Mary Who?

I am Kurt Vonnegut. Oh, Kurt Vonnegut may appear to be a brilliant, revered male novelist. I may appear to be a mediocre and virtually…

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