Friday, October 03, 2008


In honor of my September book (still available here , there and yon), I'm posting this Bill Whittle quote that I absolutely love:

You don’t evolve past being a cowboy. Being a cowboy is the pinnacle of evolution. Once you’re at cowboy, there’s nowhere to go but down. Cowboys don’t look for fights, but they don’t run away from them either. They do what they have to do, when they have to do it. And they usually have to do it alone, because everyone wants Black Bart’s gang out of town, but no one wants to walk down the street alongside the sheriff and get shot doing it.

You don't have to read the article, which is political, to appreciate the sentiment about cowboys. I think that's why so many women love cowboy heroes—that simple realization that a cowboy does what needs to be done, as efficiently as possible, even when the odds and the crowd are against him.


Carla Swafford said...

What a wonderful quote. I'm rather partial to cowboys too.

RG said...

Just passing through. Going to have to read your novel. Is it sold at Borders?

In the mean time, drop in at the Ranch down in Texas sometime ...