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
Worked most of the weekend on landscapes. Inspired by a Maynard Dixon etching I did this skyscape on Saturday morning:
I call this "Sky Wilderness". Also, whipped out a century plant, which I sketched in our front yard:
Lord Please Deliver Me From Meetings Like This
(11:23 a.m.) Just got out of a Best of the West meeting in the True West Conference Room. Left to right: our publisher, Ken Amorosano; our production manager, Robert Ray (who appears to be praying, perhaps to be airlifted out of the situation) and our editor, Meghan Saar making her case for more editorial free of ads. The December issue is on the wall behind them.
Saw "Looper" on Saturday afternoon, the Bruce Willis time travel movie. Kathy and I went with our neighbors across the wash, Fran and Mike Douglas. It was a committee decision. Not sure I would have chosen it on my own. Enjoyed the movie although the time travel aspects were a little over-cooked for my tastes. I mean, did the Looper make love to his own mother? Kind of creepy stuff, but perhaps I'm overthinking it.
And speaking of creepy sex, last night I read the Rolling Stone excerpt of Pete Townsend's new memoirs: "Who Am I". He tells a story about the Who opening for Herman's Hermits and the lead singer, Peter Noone "had sex with a beautiful young fan and her beautiful young mother at the same time." This gives new meaning to the band's most famous song, "Mrs. Brown you've got a lovely daughter. . ."
"All good art cannot help but confront denial on its way to the truth."
Bob Boze 11:55 AM