Fiction: A Man to Man Talk

Why did Thankful make a point of telling him of her engagement? They had hardly spoken in the months since William left her at the post.

Where the West Begins (SAGA FRIDAY)

Out where the handclasp’s a little stronger, Out where the smile dwells a little longer, That’s where the West begins; Out where the sun is a little brighter, Where the snows that fall are a trifle whiter, Where the bonds of home are a wee bit tighter, That’s where the West begins. Out where the…

Books I’ve Known And Loved

Don’t you just love finding musty old paperback treasures for fifty cents? The American Western Novel drew me in since its title has two of my favorite words in it–American and Western. Both words often get a bum rap and I tend to like anything that’s undervalued or misunderstood. Yeah, our government sucks, but I…

Books I’ve Known and Loved

My heart beats a little quicker for this extremely fun and informative gem, The Look of the Old West Lieutenant John Weldon in The House on Tenafly Road took his family to a western military outpost after the Civil War and this book helped make that possible. Scholarly research is a great thing but Foster…

Buffalo Dancing With Wolves–Human Ones of Every Stripe

Cute little buffalo on a string. Yep, that’s pretty much where the early NYC based American Bison Society wanted them. Environmental historians say that the near extinction of the buffalo acted as impetus for the environmental movement in America, so that’s sort of good, right? Easterners, women especially, organized anti- animal cruelty leagues, but men…