Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 30, 2009
I received a new book on the Apache Kid yesterday from Bob Pugh's Trails To Yesterday Books in Tucson (if you want to order your own, call Bob at (520) 293-1260). Read a bit last night. The name of the book is Renegade of Renegades: Court-martial of Apache Kid. by Clare V. McKanna, Jr. who teaches history at San Diego State University.

McKanna uses Apache Kid exclusively, as opposed to THE Apache Kid, as in, "Though his trials would not end in justice, each played its part in transforming Apache Kid into Arizona's legendary renegade of renegades."

A couple insights: Major Bullis was at San Carlos after the Kid, excuse me, Kid came in from the fight in the Rincons. And, the Apache Kid was with Seiber at the Battle of Big Dry Wash, which I didn't know, although McKanna doesn't add anything significant, other than Kid was there. More later.

Yesterday, as I left the office, I took a couple photos of dramatic storm clouds over Black Mountain:

As I drove up Cahava Ranch Road I caught this Cecile B. DeMille beauty:

Got a couple sprinkles, but that's it. Peaches was hiding in the garage, so there must have been some thunder, although I never heard any. Deena and her friend Patricia came out for dinner last night at our house. We're starting the Engine 2 heart healthy diet so we ate a ton of greens. Laughed quite a bit though.

"One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny."
—Bertrand Russell

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