It’s a Treasure Hunt

It’s a Treasure Hunt

I went to Wyoming to ride horses and practice writing. So what did I do that first afternoon when I could have been working on my writing skills in the event the next Great American Novel was lurking about in my head? Why, dig cactus and collect rocks,...
We Ate Cake

We Ate Cake

The Ace of Cakes came to Muleshoe this week to help celebrate the new police station and the police force’s  Best Practices recognition from earlier this year. Mostly Chief Brian Frieda is a huge fan, as he put it, and he talked to Janet Claborn,...
The Silent Ride

The Silent Ride

Part of the reason for the Wyoming retreat is to reacquaint with nature, to rediscover the colors of the wind, if you will, that we tend to lose in everyday modern life. So on one ride we were instructed to ride in silence, no talking, so that we could see, feel, and...
Welcome to Wyoming

Welcome to Wyoming

Last year I attended the Literature and Landscape of the Horse, a writing and riding retreat led by Page Lambert and Sheri Griffith, held at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch in Wyoming. I had such a good time I went again this year, but this time I took my friend Hellen with...
Perla

Perla

Meet Perla, the only cat of our current six who technically is not a stray. But she does have ties to vagabond cats, as her parents arrived on the scene as strays traveling together, brother and sister, we suspect. She was actually born on the premises in the old...