Return of Bucko; or, Now That My Saddle Sores Have Disappeared I Have to Start All Over Again

Every once in a long while, there comes a time in a cowboy/girl’s life, when he/she has to stop drifting, stop gambling and whoring and paying for expensive whiskey, and pay down some bills. Hang up the hat a while and put on a clean shirt.

After all, if Shane could do it, so could I, was my reasoning.

I got teased some too. "How's the writing?" Grrr.

I got teased some too. “How’s the writing?” Grrr.

But really, this is just a long-winded way of saying yeah, long time no see. 

You see, what makes for a rather dull B-movie scenario is this paying-bills stuff, so hence the lack of blog. Unlike Shane, no evil rancher has been trying to stampede my farmer friends. It’s all been, well, quiet. Just working and bills and visiting the apple of my eye, the reason for laser-like focus on said bills:

my desert maison, where lizards and tarantulas and jackrabbits and roadrunners and coyotes and owls play and the skies are not cloudy all day–

(c)es2014

–unless it’s monsoon season and then there sure are some BIG goddamn clouds.

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But the mind has been rolling, rolling, rolling (RawHIDE!) and there have been some amazing westerns to read…

Goodreads gives this one a thumbs-up.

Goodreads gives this one a thumbs-up.

such as Silver and Glorious, two books I’ll be reviewing…

cowboy heroes to mourn…

Herbert Jeffrey, who died at 100 (or so) years of age this week...

Herbert Jeffrey, who died at 100 (or so) years of age this week…

and westerns to praise and pan.

Best. Fight. Scene. Ever.

Best. Fight. Scene. Ever.

and dare I hope or should I just skip One Million Ways to Die in the West?

Or maybe I'll just read the book...

Or maybe I’ll just read the book…

In any case, pull up a stump. We’ve got a lot to catch up on…

Cowboy cutouts, Kanab, Utah, 2012. (c)es2012

Cowboy cutouts, Kanab, Utah, 2012.
(c)es2012

 

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