Cowboy Boots and Running Shoes

Cowboy Boots and Running Shoes

http://www.joebilldixon.com/staff.html At breakfast this morning, Brandon Maxwell and I met with Joe Bill Dixon, one of Whetstone’s founding board members. If you lived in West Plains, I would not have to write anything else.  I could end this entry right now, and you...
If We Knew What We Were Doing…

If We Knew What We Were Doing…

My dad, who has successfully run his own business for over 30 years, likes to say:  “If we knew what we were doing, we wouldn’t be doing this.”  Now obviously, he has done a lot of things right over the years: made enough money to raise 6 kids on one salary with his...
Emily Dickinson?

Emily Dickinson?

People ask me what I’m going to teach the boys on the ranch.  One answer is that many things will teach themselves…like Emily Dickinson. Out here, I feel myself Surrounded by Emily Dickinson – her Metaphors – exploding all around – Her...
Finding Truth

Finding Truth

I have noticed that since moving to the country, my eyes and ears have started working better.  I take more time to see and hear.  The flock of birds that flies by above me makes a whizzing sound.  The noises in the distant fields at night have names and strange...
One-Eyed Chicken Survivor

One-Eyed Chicken Survivor

One-eyed chicken survivor miraculously appeared this morning.  Rejoined his compatriots who now, for some reason, stick remarkably close together. Need me to draw the analogy to at-risk boys?  I think not. That’ll preach. P.S. If this is confusing, read my previous...
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