What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire

Imagine this

Writers occasionally develop something called writers block. In cowboy terms that means you can’t think of nuthin’ to say. Different writers do different things to get rid of it. Some go to a bar, others to a mountain top. All seek inspiration. Me? I go to a horse sale.

When my brain says to me, “You’ve written about every odd thing you’ve ever seen or heard," it leaves me no choice but to go directly to the source of human oddity, variety and ingenuity ... the local horse auction. There, in one afternoon or evening I can amass enough story lines to fill pages for months to come.

Even if you d...


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