Samples of Work

EMMYLOU HARRIS – SING, SOLITARY ANGEL

EMMYLOU HARRIS – SING, SOLITARY ANGEL from American Cowboy, January/February 1997  

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JUNIOR BROWN

JUNIOR BROWN Beyond a barebones notion of practicality and tradition, clothes have little to do with the cowboy way.  It seems wrong then, wrong and counterproductive, to begin with a description of apparel, but one look at old Junior will tell you that in his particular case clothes surely … surely! … do not make […]

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BASEBALL COMES BACK

BASEBALL COMES BACK A HISTORY OF THE SPORT AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY IN THE YEARS 1977-1982 (excerpted) A Thousand Bucks A Month And Free Long-Distance “New WSU Baseball Coach Pledges Winning Team,” read the headline of February 12, 1977 in the morning’s edition of The Wichita Eagle. Pretty much your typical new-coachly thing to say. […]

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PEOPLE OF THE FLINT HILLS

PEOPLE OF THE FLINT HILLS, AN ANECDOTAL ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE REGION (excerpted)   I live in the rock-bottomed heart of the Kansas Flint Hills, the most heartbreaking expanse of bluestem prairie in the world, pastures that stretch to a child’s notion of infinity, protein-rich grass jitterbugging thigh-deep in the random whirls of a freshening […]

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HIS NAME MIGHT HAVE BEEN DAVE

HIS NAME MIGHT HAVE BEEN DAVE, A BIOGRAPHY OF A BLACK OPS MERCENARY (excerpted)   Permission to speak, sir. He did not have a childhood. Kevin O’Leary was born a triplet on Father’s Day 1969, fraternally three with Elizabeth and Lois, they born with cystic fibrosis, little baby girls who gutted it out for a […]

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CLUMP, TEXAS

CLUMP, TEXAS A Forthcoming Novel (excerpted)   Clump 1936 represented the hamburger of Texas culture, a workable mix of the sub-prime and the fatty average. Here lived your day-labor cowboys, your retired agriculturals, a few of your failed artistic types out from UT, your evangelical zealots, your matrons – men died early around here, it […]

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