December 20, 2023
Rained on and off last night. Great sleeping weather.
Of course we slept well because someone was on the wall protecting us from all invaders, big and small.
I had a very nice and quiet birthday yesterday. My honey picked up takeout from Five Star Mexican Taco Grill down on Carefree Highway and we had us a feast with homemade margaritas (with top shelf Patron Tequila), sat on the back porch and solved some life and we both came to the same conclusion:
We are damn lucky people.
I sometimes get snippy letters about what we cover in True West and here is a good example:
"I enjoy your magazine, but often think you dwell too much on Billy the Kid and the Earps. I am an Earp fan, but enough is enough. I have reached out to you previously asking why you don't cover Charles Goodnight? I have spent 8 years restoring his beautiful 1870 stone barn in Pueblo, CO. It needs to be recognized by your publication. The West wasn't just New Mexico or Arizona."
End of well-meaning comments. One of our contributing editors, thought this should be my reply:
"A man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe."