Tag Archives: John Wayne


The mythical West: John Wesley Powell and the limits of individualism

In reflecting on some of the issues Heather raised in her recent post on billboards and property rights, I’ve found myself forced to the conclusion that the American West doesn’t really exist, and never did. Oh, I don’t deny the … Continue reading

Posted in Place | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

These boots were made for blogging

Owen Wister and Roy Rogers, Audie Murphy, John Wayne, and a powerful pull. All of which only partially explains why I just bought myself a pair of a certain professional football team based in Dallas. Moreover, my feet are famous … Continue reading

Posted in Place | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Frontier Times and auld lang syne

Happy Belated New Year, O Faithful Reader! And what better way to belly up to a brand-new year (and decade) than by contemplating the past? And what better place to contemplate the past, both personal and communal, than the Frontier … Continue reading

Posted in Place | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment