Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Straight Shooters, Ranch Women And the Artists Who Love Them

 February 16, 2021

   Women on the frontier fascinate me.

Sonoran Straight Shooter

The old time Arizona ranch woman. Elegant when she wanted to be, tough when she had to be.

Daily Whip Out:

"Nellie Mae of the Mule Shoe Ranch"

The Burden of Creative Choice

Paraphrasing Joan Didion: Every choice artists and writers make along the way—every word chosen or rejected, every brush stroke laid or not laid down—betrays one's character. And, in the end, every choice we make reveals everything about the person that we are.

Amen, sister.

Speaking of Artistic Sisters:

Daily Whip Out:

"Queen of The Ghost Ranch"

"She is simply hard, a straight shooter, a woman clean of received wisdom and open to what she sees."

—Joan Didion, summing up Georgia O'Keeffe and, by extension, herself

1 comment:

  1. Triple B - got my "Geronimo Never Surrender Book Tour" post card today. Thank you very much. I liked it so much that I played "56 Fury". Since were both older (I was 76 January 2), I've got three quick elderly jokes:

    1. I live in The Villages the world's largest retirement community. Do you know what the one word you can't say in a retirement community is? DEPENDS

    2. We're not old we're chronologically advanced.

    3. Somebody told me recently that age was just a number. I said yeah, but I'm running out of numbers!

    Thanks again,

    David Mills
    True West Maniac 1985


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