Wednesday, October 06, 2004

October 6, 2004
Working hard on The West's Deadliest Address: Fifth and Allen Street, Tombstone, A.T. Five killings, multiple altercations with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Curly Bill, Ike Clanton, Johnny Ringo, Luke Short and Bat Masterson, all within spitting distance of this amazing intersection.

A writer friend, Henry Beck, called me this afternoon and he's doing a piece in a big, new, glossy magazine called Giant. Henry is writing about the oddest connections to a single subject and I think, if I understood him correctly, he's doing the movie The Outlaw with Jane Russell (which I agree is one of the strangest Westerns ever made!), and he is recommending my Billy the Kid book to go along with it. Ha. It will run in the November issue.

Had lunch with Mike Melrose, RG Robertson and Joel Klasky at Tonto Bar & Grill (half a cobb salad, iced tea, True West picked up the tab). Joel starts with us next Monday and we went over some of the expectations and his ideas on new business. Very positive and exciting.

Watched a bit of the vice presidential debate last night. I guess I really don’t have much of a grasp on who wins these things. I thought the first Bush-Kerry debate was a draw and yet Time and Newsweek both think it was straight up Kerry. Last night I thought Edwards was winning by a mile (although I only watched maybe 15 minutes), and this morning's Arizona Republic says Dick Cheney got the best of it. Perhaps there's a quote to live by?

“The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother is always a Democrat.”
—Robert Lee Frost

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