A Cowboy on the Writing Trail

               I came to writing in a very oblique way. I never had dreams of writing a book while I was growing up or during adulthood. But then one day, the phone rang and my sister Sandra, who is pretty plain spoken and gets to the point in a direct fashion, said,...

Crabbing on the Coast

I had never been to Puget Sound, so when my good friend Dave invited me to visit this past July, I jumped at the chance. Dave’s house is perched on a hill overlooking the water and offers the most magnificent view of the waterway and the Olympic Mountains. His little...

Cowboy Wisdom Leroy Style

               When you grow up on ranch riding horses almost every day, you’re no stranger to rodeos, by they in your own backyard or on the official circuit.                When I was a junior in high school, the local Duncan rodeo was coming up. I decided that I...