May 22, 2006
Slight breeze as I rode up Old Stage Road this morning. Lots of big trucks dumping sand in a new horse arena on Rockaway Hills. Overcast, nice and cool out, but it’s been unseasonably hot this past week, with the thermometer hitting 104 more than once down in the Beast. We’re usually about ten degrees cooler, year round, up here in the foothills.
I called Bruce from down the hill on Sunday morning and asked him if Buddy Boze Hatkiller was at his house and he told me that he was. So I went down and got him. He’s a big sleep-around kind of guy. Typical NYC behavior.
The Incredible Power of Google
“Just googled my Dad's name ‘Steve Zagaris’ and found your quote from him on December 2, 2004. How did you know my Dad?
“For every action, watch out for the unintended consequences.”
Sorry, don’t know your father, but I love his quote! And, as you probably don’t know, I use a ton of quotes in my blog (1262 so far).
I was cleaning out my studio and found an old 1970s publication called "The Arizona Sheriff." It featured my old hometown sheriff and neighbor, Floyd Cisney, who was also my little league coach in Kingman.
Inside there is a long, rambling piece by Grace McCool, interviewing F.R. Shearer, Mule Mountain rancher who grew up in Charleston, Arizona. The piece is entitled "Teacher Made Us Check Our Guns," and it contains some interesting highlights about the town of Charleston and the events that happened there surrounding the Earp-Clanton feud. Neil Carmony has never heard of it. Interesting where these little gems turn up.
Favorite Onion Headline de Jour
Local Sheriff Suspects Al-Qaeda Or Teens
”Truth is the mother of joy. Truth civilizes, ennobles and purifies. The grandest ambition that can enter the soul is to know the truth.”
—Robert Green Ingersoll
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