ONCE ON A TIME there was a king who ruled a newly settled farmstead. He had many hundred sheep, many hundred goats, many hundred cattle, and many hundred horses he had too. Silver and gold he had in great heaps. But for all of that, he was so given to grief that he seldom ever
It was a nice warm early fall day and I was basking on top of Rattlesnake Mountain. It’s one of the easier climbs in the state, something you could do in a few hours and then still make it to the party you had to go to later that day. Or something like that anyway.