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Blind Your Ponies

“I’ve always been haunted by the Indian legend I first heard when I came to Montana. Crow Indians were camped along the Yellowstone River near present day Billings.  Warriors, returning from a long hunting trip, found the camp decimated by smallpox, their wives, mothers, children, all dead.  They were so overcome with grief, sure they would join their loved ones in another life, that they blinded their ponies and rode them off a sixty-foot cliff.”

Unlikely Animals

“No one ever stops loving their high school best friend, no matter how we lose them.  Some of us at Maple Street had lost our childhood best friends to world wars, to polio, to childbirth, to other violent ends, or just to plain old boring time and separation, but we’d all take a piece of that love to the grave.”

For many different reasons these books have been special to me over the years.  

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