Monthly Archives: January 2016

Yampa Canyon Poem

Deep deep down That canyon is still there Beneath bayou mud And autumn snow   Her river runs Within my blood To never reach The sea   Salt Cedar Cheat grass And Vegas Suck her dry   And I May … Continue reading

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Different Paths Pt 6

The call came in at Paul Smith’s office in the Lottery Commission office a little after 6 PM.  He’d stayed knowing that the call would come. “Why the fuck didn’t you call me the moment this tragisty of a press … Continue reading

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Different Paths Pt 5

Time passed, as time always does and eventually after a lot of phoning around to both networks permission was granted to use the NBC footage for a joint interview the next morning.  NBC retained the rights to use it for … Continue reading

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Different Paths Pt 4

Nancy Nguyen was excited by the new position.  She had worked for a startup oil exploration app that had ultimately failed, but she’d learned a lot.  She’d worked for a distant cousin’s political campaign in Harris county that had succeeded … Continue reading

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Different Paths Pt 3

The two Texas Lottery employees looked at each other in shock.  When they’d agreed to allow Mr. Blaine to speak they’d had no idea what was coming. “Did that just happen?  Did we just use a state office to help … Continue reading

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Different Paths Pt 2

The man approached the platform and looked out across the “crowd”. The Chronicle had sent someone from the Austin office.  The American Statesman had sent someone as well.  The local NBC station had at least noticed the announcement that the … Continue reading

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2016 Novel- Different Paths

“He wants to what???” “You heard me.  He wants to actually address the media when we give him the big check.” “What do we actually know about him?” “Well, he works for the city down there.  Or did.  I’m not … Continue reading

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Moffat County Colorado and Dinosaur Nat Mon

Winter for me has always been an odd time of year.  When I worked seasonally with the National Park Service I would be between things, doing odd jobs, applying for work the next season and to some degree working on … Continue reading

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