The West’s Westness, Part 2

Westness is in the eye of the beholder.
I was on the hunt for the most western of western images and I discovered westness in

cactus-shaped cookie jars, by God.

In vast space encircled by mountains. (People find this openness either really scary or really refreshing. I recommend bringing a gallon of water per day either way.)

Westness . . . → Read More: The West’s Westness, Part 2

Writing the West; or, the West’s Westness, Part 1

A recent trip to the LA’s Autry National Center of the American West, aka the Cowboy Museum, yielded huge Westness moments. I don’t remember much of it–being so transported in ecstasy I wasn’t on the earthly plane–but I know I took a lot of pictures.
What is Westness? It’s the romantic thing that anything West of the . . . → Read More: Writing the West; or, the West’s Westness, Part 1