Roadtrip Sidebar #4; or, A How-To Wyatt Earp Makeover

Wyatt Earp brought himself from pragmatic businessman/lawman/gambler/loyal brother

to epic gunfighter of the high plains.

A straight-talking, straight-shooting saint to pray to when life needs dividing into black and white.

How’d he DO that? How can we do that too, before our ending credits?

1. Accept your averageness . . . → Read More: Roadtrip Sidebar #4; or, A How-To Wyatt Earp Makeover

To Hell on a Fast Horse; or, Epic Happiness Pursued by Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett

To Hell on a Fast Horse: Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, and and the Epic to Chase to Justice in the Old West, by Mark Lee Gardner began as a story of two men on opposite sides of the law, and ended as two life stories that compete to this day: Billy the Kid’s self-satisfying romp . . . → Read More: To Hell on a Fast Horse; or, Epic Happiness Pursued by Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett

THE JUNIOR THUNDER RIDER’S CLUB TO THE RESCUE!; or, the Hero’s Birth Announced

…the strange Thunder Riders gallop across the desert. Their tracks lead back to the mysterious mountains–where no one has ever come out alive…

Plastic Hero in Red ©2008 es

by guest blogger batboy42

The rules of life are different for a hero, no matter how hard he tries to remain with the old neighborhood.

He’s walking like a hero . . . → Read More: THE JUNIOR THUNDER RIDER’S CLUB TO THE RESCUE!; or, the Hero’s Birth Announced

Cowboy Hero, Take 2

Like a tumbling tumbleweed, a question or thought on one blog is is found on another. From High Country News (For Those Who Care About the West) comes the feature story “Why the West Needs Mythic Cowboys.”

Untitled (Woody Strode), copyright 2007

The author Jeffrey Lockwood argues, like Batboy42, that Myths (in . . . → Read More: Cowboy Hero, Take 2