• Mini Mind Hike

    Bigger Than Life

    I listened to a book on cd, Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls these past two weeks. Walls calls it a True Life Novel about her grandmother Lily Casey Smith. If you like bigger than life characters, well Lily is one. The story takes place mostly in West Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona in the early 1900’s up through the 50’s. This is a period when ranch life in the Wild West crashed into the 20th century. This book is a story of hard work, persistence, bull-headedness, and creating opportunities for yourself. It is a story of dreams. Wow, that sounds like characteristics a writer has to have or adopt…