As fathers, we all carry a burden of regret and second-guessing, especially when it comes to our sons. Were we tough enough? Or, too tough? I worry about what I did, or didn't do, to my own son and I often think of my father's handling of my own upbringing (full confession: he grows taller every time I look back at the stubborn Norsky).
So, it is with some empathy that we look at the early life of Wyatt Earp and his brothers. Thanks to the scholarship of acclaimed author, Mary Doria Russell, we now know those Iowa boys had a pretty rough upbringing.
The Genesis of "Sins of The Father"
I wanted to see if we could approach the legendary Vendetta Ride from another angle and I asked Mary to get inside the family dynamic and find out if there are any clues to account for the outburst of violence that drove Wyatt around the bend and stained Cochise County after the killing of his favorite brother, Morgan.
Here is just a taste of the insightful feature article Mary has written for us: