High Plains Drifter

High Plains Drifter
"O my soul, be prepared for the coming of the Stranger, be prepared for him who knows how to ask questions." --T.S. Eliot

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Threat of Apocalyptic Islam

Joel Rosenberg addressing the National Religious Broadcasters Convention


The Threat of Apocalyptic Islam

A Photographer and a Cow-Calf Herd in the California Outback

Surprise Valley, California


For most of the past month I have been helping my friend, John, feed his cow-calf herd just east of town.  I hitchhiked from Idaho through eastern Oregon and arrived here in northern California on February 1st.  A few days ago, I met this young lady at John and Susie's place; she is a photographer from Portland, Oregon.  Her name is Eugenie Frerichs.

I told her that I thought she had a nice name.  I asked her if she had heard of the novel Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac.  She said that she had heard of the novel.  Eugenie asked me if she could take some photographs while I was burning some leaves and tumbleweeds along this fenceline; I was helping my friend, Susie.

I then asked Eugenie if she would like to ride with John and myself as we fed his cow-calf herd the next morning.  She thought that that was a great idea.

The next morning John, Eugenie and myself drove east of town and fed his cow-calf herd.  It was a beautiful, sunny morning to take photographs.  Bandit, John's border collie, was out running around chasing calves and hunting for jackrabbits.  Bandit also liked to jump up and sit on the stack of hay while John fed the cows and I drove the pickup and trailer.  I think Eugenie had fun taking photos of the cows and watching Bandit run around the pasture.

Here is some of the photographic work that Eugenie has done in the past:

Farm Work (2012-2014)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Athy-upon-Barrow

Athy, County Kildare, Ireland
 
Today I did a search for "Timothy Michael Shey" on MSN and Google and I was surprised to see that someone is trying to sell my novella, Athy-upon-Barrow.  I wrote Athy-upon-Barrow while I was living in Athy, County Kildare, Ireland during the summer of 1981.  I used my hard-earned money and lived in Ireland from May 1981 to February of 1982.

I was not a Christian when I wrote Athy-upon-Barrow---it has some profanity in the book.  I sent the manuscript to a few publishers, but it was rejected; the rejection letters were very positive and complimentary. When I came back to the States, I printed up some copies of Athy-upon-Barrow (The Lone Wolf Press) and gave these copies to some people that I knew.  I had a few books sold on consignment in a couple of bookstores in Iowa City, Iowa.  Athy-upon-Barrow is around 74 pages.

AbeBooks.com
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
Google Books
May 1981:  Northern Ireland and Bob Jamieson of NBC News


Map of County Kildare