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Archive for December, 2008

Barn Goddess Heads Home

Today’s the day. I’m going home–and even though I love Vegas (all right, I don’t exactly love it, because you never know what time of day it is and things are pretty crazy, I DO love the rodeo)–I’m ready. I always enjoy all the good, salt-of-the-earth people who come to watch and to participate every year. Western folks are friendly, and always have a ‘howdy’ to spare and I never come away without a bunch of new friends.

I went to the Justin Crisis Luncheon yesterday–socially, that’s the highpoint of rodeo week. Harlequin provided a table for me and 11

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Cowboy Town/Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Cowboy Town is a state of mind, not a place. It’s wherever old-fashioned manners are practiced–opening and holding doors, saying “Yes, Ma’am”, tipping a hat, giving a hearty handshake and looking the other person straight in the eye when you do it. It’s having your word, as the old saying goes, be your bond.

I was on the Flint Rasmussen show yesterday, over at Cowboy Christmas, and just like last year, it was a kick. Fellow guests were country singer Susie Dobbs, Amy Wilson, Miss Rodeo America, 2008, and a handsome bronc buster named Kelly Timberman. Afterward, I signed books

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The term “keep your ear to the ground” comes from literally putting an ear to the ground to listen for hoof beats.

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