I’ll admit, my blogging has been lackluster this summer. But instead of offering lame excuses, I decided it’s best to just jump back into the blogging routine. I think I’ve made this declaration before, but … let’s not look back, and instead move forward.
I’m easing in with a quote of the week. A couple of weeks ago I was reading an article in the July issue of Texas Monthly on the 25th anniversary of “Lonesome Dove,” and interviews were conducted with people associated with the book and later the movie. When I came across the quote below, as spoken by one of Larry McMurtry’s friends, it rang true for me, growing up in Wise County and also spending time in Montague County with family.
“I stayed at his (Larry McMurtry’s) house in Archer City once for a month or two and began to understand what living in the country means: It’s sitting in a little bitty restaurant, looking out the window at a cow, but you only have powdered creamer for your coffee.” ~ Dave Hickey, an art critic, professor of art practice at the University of New Mexico and a longtime friend of McMurtry
You can read more about my impressions of Archer City in my Bookends column in this week’s All Around Wise.