An Accidental Cowboy by Jameson Parker

By Jameson Parker

Not lengthy after Simon & Simon went off the air, the writer was once shot two times and left for lifeless on a highway in la. bodily, he recovered really speedy. Psychologically, in spite of the fact that, the results have been way more critical and long-lasting, sending him right into a spiral of post-traumatic tension illness and melancholy. therefore, nearly accidentally, he ended up in a global of horses and livestock and ranching that helped him live to tell the tale

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No? ” “Really. ” No answer. Again I looked at him and again I had the impression he was searching for a way to communicate thoughts unspoken, feelings unexamined. “California’s got better weather anyway,” I said, trying to prime the pump. “Hated the weather in Texas. ” “Bad attitude. Bad attitude in Texas. ” He grinned happily at me. ” “Drilling geothermal wells out in Randsburg. Got laid off. ” “Yeah. ” The Tweedy valley runs east-west and we were looking out over it and, to the south, the Tehachapi Mountains, the button hook that links the Sierras with the coastal range at the bottom of the San Joaquin Valley.

What the snake is thinking now? No. By now the snake could be wearing fur; the snake could be selling pencils in Hanoi. ” Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius I In a furnished apartment in Seattle, my wife and I are having a luxuriously late breakfast surrounded by the white noise—white din—of the city: cars, buses, people, and the intermittent counterpoint of seaplanes coming in from the San Juan Islands. We are on location, making a movie, the first time we have worked together in years, but this is our day off and we are basking in the indolence of freedom—freedom from wake-up calls, pick-up calls, makeup calls, wardrobe calls, camera calls.

They’re gonna try and go up that draw and over the top. ” All three of us dug our heels into our horses. In my previous incarnation as an actor I succumbed to the fashion of the times and played polo for five or six years, so speed doesn’t bother me. But polo fields are lovely level lawns with excellent footing. Galloping through brush on an exceptionally steep and rocky slope is a different matter, and it bothered me. I could feel my mare slipping and correcting on rocks and dry grass slick as snow and then we crashed into heavy scrub where the footing was better, but branches thin as whips tore at my face and clothes.

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