#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for March, 2011

Blessed Silence

Sitting here at my kitchen table, all I hear is the chirping of birds, along with the entirely normal sound of Sadie-beagle snoring on her dog bed nearby. Most days, there would be voices–from the TV. I usually switch on the morning news as soon as the first cup of coffee is ready, but today is an exception. I’ve declared a moratorium on news–earthquakes, another war looming, the economy. What’s next? A giant meteor headed for Omaha?!

I’ve had it. I can’t take it anymore, I tell you. I need a break from the news just to process and assimilate

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My Weekend at Home

I didn’t spend the whole weekend at home–I went to KHQ-TV early Saturday morning to appear on a local program. As always, it was fun. All that getting ready (not to mention getting up early) for a minute and a half of air-time :) Because I have a horror of being late for anything, let alone a TV appearance, I was up at five o’clock. My ride didn’t arrive til seven-fifteen, so that gives you an idea.

The rest of the time, I was right here. I didn’t even go to the grocery store, as I usually do on Saturdays.

I’m

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.

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