#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for December, 2007

Yeehaw! Let’s Rodeo!

I’m off to Las Vegas this afternoon–much restored after a few badly needed days at home.

I’ve learned some lessons about pacing myself–learned them the hard way, as Laels are wont to do–and one of them was that I can’t carry my mammoth laptop without a serious energy drain. So here’s Plan A about blogging from Vegas: use the business center. Plan B is simply to write in my journal, as I do every day, and then catch you up on all the excitement when I get back home.

I return the sixteenth, and I’ll hit the ground running, between

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Cousin Steve

My “cousin”, Steve Wiley, and his wife Debi, are off to Las Vegas for the rodeo finals today–they spent the night and just left to catch their plane. Steve is a rodeo fanatic, so it’s a sure thing he’ll have a great time. I get in on Friday night, and I’m sure looking forward to hearing about their adventures in the meantime. My brother, Jerry, gets in on the 9th.
Now, I put the word cousin in quotation marks above because Steve and I aren’t really blood relations. But we grew up together, a whole flock of us, riding horses

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.