old west reins.




I watched Lonesome Dove last night and this morning. They make it seem easier than it was.

The distances in Texas are unfathomable. But Texas to Montana? Fantastic but true.

The story is a slightly fictionalized account of Charles Goodnight’s and Oliver Loving’s 1866 cattle drive. Loving (Gus) was attacked by Indians, and died of blood poisoning several weeks later with Goodnight (Call) at his side. Goodnight honored Loving’s dying request to be taken back to Texas for burial.

Goodnight made a second cattle drive two years later.


Groove of the Day

Listen to George Strait performing “The Cowboy Rides Away”


Weather Report

66° and Clear


3 Responses to “cowboys”

  1. 1 matt
    January 18, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    One of the best mini-series ever done for television, cattle or not. Was just reading on Wikipedia that the original screen-play was planned for Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, and Henry Fonda in the lead roles, but after being so familiar now with Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, and Robert Urich in those roles, I just can’t imagine the original casting plan.

    66F and clear? Count your lucky stars; 41F and rainy here.

  2. January 18, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Hollywood’s Westerns movies made dream about America many youth and, in my childhood, it was not uncommon that we were playing Cowboys and Indians – at this time there, there was no risk to be shot because one wielding a plastic pistol. Today, the romantic and self-righteous vision of this aspect of American history has much changed and more recent films like ‘Pale Rider’ or ‘Young Guns’ offer a more realistic vision of what was the existence at that time. Which does not prevent me to review with pleasure the good old movies interpreted by John Wayne or Gary Cooper.

    66E? Here, before the night falls, it was 35F and foggy.

  3. 3 Elizabeth in VT
    January 20, 2015 at 10:23 am

    You’ll enjoy this song, then, by one of my favorite singing groups.

    And here in Vermont we have ‘enjoyed’ frigid (as in well-below-zero) weather for a while now.

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