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  • Cannibalism in the American Southwest? November 11, 2014
    We first wrote about cannibalism in the Southwest in PEOPLE OF THE SILENCE, but at the time we were not convinced that it was a form of terrorism.  In the early ’90s it still looked like to might be survival cannibalism, meaning they ate people because they were starving.  By the time we wrote PEOPLE […]
  • Bundle up! November 11, 2014
    Well, it’s 7 p.m. and the temperature is already down to 5 below zero here. We got about 10 inches of snow today, but managed, thank goodness, to get the walks shoveled off before the deep cold set in. We’re supposed to be in the deep freeze for another five days, then snow again next […]
  • The Perfect “Writer’s Bag!” October 21, 2014
    We just found the perfect “writer’s bag.”  It holds an Ipad, a book, and a good chunk of manuscript.  It’s made of buffalo leather and superbly designed by Merlin’s Hideout in Thermopolis, Wyoming.  Not only that, the shoulder strap is wide and sturdy, so it distributes the weight better, and doesn’t feel heavy.  (which Kathy really […]
  • Untitled October 21, 2014
    It’s autumn and the oldest buffalo calves are just about weaned.  We can tell because the mothers kick at them when they try to nurse.  In a couple of months, they will all be on a grass diet.  They’re so beautiful this time of year.  They’re losing their summer coats and growing heavy winter hair.
  • Beautiful autumn day here.. October 17, 2014
    After an unbelievably wet and beautiful summer, the grass is finally turning brown on Red Canyon Ranch, and the buffalo are filling up on as much of the last green shoots as they can.