Announcement: BS & Donkey Dust Publication Time Change

Hello everyone !!  Just a notice to let you know we will be moving the weekly  BS & Donkey Dust to post Wednesdays at 5:00 pm mountain time.  We look forward to seeing you then. Thanks, The Rhyolite Team
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The Face of Courage

            Last night, the first Tuesday of the month, was book club night.  As they've been doing once a month for nearly twenty-five years, the ladies gathered at one of the members houses for tea, desserts and a discussion of their latest read.  It's a serious discourse too.  These are after all, university and professional women, librarians mostly, plus a Chancellor of the University, a Dean of women students, a pair of professional women . . .a banker, and a financial advisor.  This night, on the heels of the most devastating and costly fire in the state history, the book was The Tiger's Wife, by Tea Obreht, and the meeting was held at the home of June and John McKenna.

No one thought Rita would be there, she'd ju
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BS & Donkey Dust #7

Notes From The Fireground

(with apologies to the ghost of Franz Kafka . . .)

A fiery three-headed monster has been set loose in our charmed city.  It appears to have been deliberately set by someone with their own agenda; a grudge perhaps against all the rest of the world because he was deprived as a baby when his mommy didn't breast-feed him long enough . . . or something.  Who knows what goes on in the minds of the crazy bastards?  As of this morning, between 16 and 18 thousand acres of national forest have been destroyed, 347 half-millio
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BS & Donkey Dust #6

All About Caywood and Ruination 

Once upon a time, I had a friend named Caywood.  He was a good and true friend; the kind of friend with whom confidences could be shared, secure in the knowledge that those secrets would go no further; the kind of friend to have adventures with . . . from beer joints and one-day 500 mile motorcycle rides . . . to being my personal financier of everything from a houseful of new furniture to a brand-new 750cc, red four-cylinder crotch rocket that would "do the ton," 100 miles-per-hour, in a mere handful of seconds.  I know.  I did it more than once, up to "a buck and a quarter," 125MPH, where they top out unless there was a tail-wind, but by then the tachometer and speed
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BS & Donkey Dust #5

Sorry this is up late there was some unexpected business to attend to so here it is:

Tha-a-t's nice . . . the Ladies of the L.E.W.™

A few years ago, my wife June got a call from her friend Betsy.  The message was, "We're starting an informal group of about 10 or 12 women who'll get together once-a-month for discussions of 'things we'd like to know more about.'  We'll invite different speakers to talk about their jobs or specialties, then we'll have wine and snacks and talk with the speaker.  We're only inviting women whom we feel would add to the mix and fit in with the others . . . for the purpose of learning.  We'd like you to join me, Jeanie, and Joanie plus a few others as a charter member." "I'd love to.  Whe
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BS & Donkey Dust #4

BS & Donkey Dust #4

A Day in the Life of Publishing

  Met with my friend Don this morning.  Don is the designer, formatter and architect of how the book looks, feels and reads; he's an important element here at Rhyolite Press . . . maybe the most important cog in our entire process.  Without him, publishing would grind to a halt. The reason we met was to iron out the details for our next two books, The Drift, a
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