Echoes From the Campfire

There’s a vast canyon between saying I believe in God and knowing who God is and having a relationship with him.”                          –Kenneth Pratt  (Everson Solstice)        “Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. …

The Saga of Miles Forrest

Miles was waiting in Taos for the train to return to Durango.  He had taken a room in the hotel and had decided to take a walk before supper to get the lay of the town.  He was in the process of talking with a not too helpful or joyful hostler at the livery.  Join…

Echoes From the Campfire

That was final proof of the strength of nature to soothe, to clarify, to stabilize the tired and weary and upward-gazing soul. Stronger than the recorded deeds of saints, stronger than the eloquence of the gifted uplifters of men, stronger than any words ever written, was the grand, brooding, sculptured aspect of nature. And it…

Coffee Percs

The rain continued for the rest of the night and all the following day. It rattled into their tin plates while they ate, and diluted the hot black coffee they drank.”                     –Ralph Compton  (The Western Trail)   Come on in, Pard.  At least the rain’s…