Saturday, March 12, 2005

March 12, 2005
Worked until about ten last night on a portrait of Virgil and Allie Earp. Virgil's arm is in a makeshift sling and they both look pained and severe, given that Morgan Earp's body has just departed from Tombstone. It is believed this is a very rare painting based on one of the missing Fly photos.

And speaking of historical hoo-ha:

"I suspect you've read the news about the so-called BTK serial killer in Wichita. A couple of us have noted some things that may be nothing more than ironies. First, BTK--which supposedly stands for Bind, Torture and Kill--is also shorthand for Billy the Kid. We know that young McCarty lived in Wichita for a couple of years in the early 1870s. And the first victims of the murderer were three members of the Otero family--and, perhaps coincidentally, the Kid knew Miguel Antonio Otero and his relatives in NM.

"So, did the serial killer have two meanings with the BTK moniker?

“The guy's name is Dennis Rader. Might he have subscribed to True West? And is it possible for you to check the subscriber lists to see if he's in there?

"If he is...well, you've got a story there. But beyond that, maybe there were clues that law enforcement officials failed to see over the past 25 years.

"Scary, eh? Or not."
—Mark Boardman

A Phoenix Magazine photographer just left. Werner is half German and half Puerto Rican, has a ranchito in Mexico. He took a portrait of Deena, Kathy and I and the dogs (actually just Peaches, Buddy Boze Hatkiller ran off). It will accompany an article about areas to live in the Valley and will run later this year.

Deena, Kath and I are off this morning to go up the hill to Flag. Got to drop some mags off at Quality Inn and eat at Marttan's and watch the Wildcats in the PAC-10 Championship at three. Oh, and we're mainly up there to see T. Charles.

"A good picture is equivalent to a good deed."
—Vincent Van Gogh,

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