Cowboys in Winter

From the January 2013 Print Edition

The Sons of Katie Elder make such noise! Dad’s fast asleep, despite his three grandsons? waving their toy pistols, kiddy cowboys? shouting to be heard above John Wayne’s guns. Mom sits out in the kitchen, where the din? is slightly less ear-splitting, with her boys.? We try to talk, but . . . . Continue Reading »


From the November 2012 Print Edition

The sisters, quick to gather, like moths to candlewick, mourn another sudden death, with thrumming talk and measured breath. Their men succumbing one by one, they rally round the common family good and carry on, stoic and sorrowbound, in widowhood. . . . . Continue Reading »