A Very Busy Week Ahead

Last night we used the new fire pit. I really like it a lot. I'm the kind of guy who can sit out in front of a camp fire for hours thinking about writing and that's exactly what I did last night. I also used my 7x50 Vixen Forestas to look at the grouping of …

Writing Update: Progress on the novel, and a side trip to Fort Griffin, TX in the works

Last week was the first time I had completely to myself. Well, not really, but I had enough time to myself to get past the initial (and for me problematic) creative phase of the novel and make real progress. I am pretty happy with what I have accomplished so far on this project. I have …

The Buffalo of Caprock Canyon

I've spoken about this before. One of the things that rocked me when I saw the buffalo was how small they are. I mean, small compared to my expectations. I think they've been so built up in our minds through mythology they have taken on some larger size both in meaning and cultural identity. They're …

The Sunset of Destruction, the Ashes of the West: A Retrospective from Caprock Canyon

I got a lot of work done on my trip to Caprock Canyon. I wanted to dovetail the preliminary stages of working on the new novel with the trip in the hope of synergy. It worked, better than I hoped. I came up with a lot of ideas and thoughts about the novel, characters, tone …