6/24/08

Here's to Cactus Ed


"A true patriot is not afraid to defend his country from it's government."

There is about a million things i'd love to say about Edward Abbey but there is no way with my pea sized brain and my memphis public school education vocabulary, i could get close to doing him justice.

He was a true libertarian, a defender of the american west, a lover of many women, a man's man with taste for good whiskey and cheap beer. Ah, we must somehow be brothers.

If you havn't, read everything he has written and start with the "The Brave Cowboy" and go all the way to "A Fools Progress". You will be inspired to live a richer life and examine your reasons for being on this mother ship we call home. He lived his life his way.

Thank God, whoever you are, for Cactus Ed.

3 comments:

Lenore said...

love it love it love it. Abbey Lives! cactus ed? now there's an idea....

olga said...

Billy, is that your new ink? I love Abbey, but only read Desert Solitary, I should dig out his other books. May be you bring a couple to HR? :)

Lenore said...

Hey Billy I just wanted to say you are the cheese to my macaroni...this post is merely further evidence of that. I feel lucky...