How do you begin a story about a day that will never go away? Do you start with the boy who did everything right on May 20, 2013 - stayed away from windows, used his arms to protect his head and neck and remained calm - and still he died? Has enough time passed to... Continue Reading →
A dust town story
A dust town story from Brightjourneys on Vimeo.
The hot breath of August blew more trouble across parched Oklahoma on Friday as wildfires destroyed thousands of acres and forced evacuations of several nearby communities. You could smell it. You could see it. And so could the animals. Here on Bright Morning Farm in Sand Springs, I stood with our American Highland cattle and... Continue Reading →
Counting on camels
He didn't answer the phone like a man who wanted people to come see his camels."What the hell do you want?"I imagined him sitting in a kitchen with a spread of fried okra and two-day old brown beans parked next to a wad of tobacco drying on a broken saucer.The old man knew his way... Continue Reading →