If you've ever wondered what it's like to run a magazine or how crazy my personal life is, be sure to read the behind-the-scenes peek at the daily trials and tribulations of running True West. Culled straight from my Franklin Daytimer, it contains actual journal entries, laid out raw and uncensored. Some of it is enlightening. Much of it is embarrassing, but all of it is painfully true.
In addition to this current journal, my early journal entries show the rocky road and money lost in the True West Business Timeline.
Bob's biography - The Unvarnished Truth
Just heard from my road warriors, Thomas and Pattarapan. They stayed in Tucumcari, New Mexico last night at the Route 66 Motel (this is added proof he is my son). Pattarapan found the motel on smart phone after looking at the other alternatives. Evidently, an old couple (someone my age) bought the place and renovated the old motel and they charge something like $39 a night. They are also refurbishing a classic coffee shop next door and the kids had breakfast there as Tommy put it, "In The Texas tradition of loading up on cholesterol before you hit the road." They are in Oklahoma this morning and are making good time.
Speaking of wayward travelers, finished another painting for the Diltche segment of Outrageous Arizona. After successfully crossing the Colorado River on her 1,000 mile journey, Diltche joined two other Native American women going up the Gila River. The trio was doomed however as they were attacked by Yavapais and the two women with Diltche were killed.
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend."
—Robert Louis Stevenson
Bob Boze 1:32 PM