“Cowgirls” changed my life

I first became introduced to Sissy Hankshaw’s trademarked thumbs in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues thanks to Aredella Lamb, an eighty-pound-when-wet, quixotic, occasionally lapsed Quaker who had the God-given task of inspiring inquisitive eighth graders. God bless...
As Chuck says, art harder

As Chuck says, art harder

When I sit down and I start to write, I take a secret thrill in what I’m doing. Because this is forbidden territory. This is verboten. Everyone has built a fence of expectation around what I’m doing and yet, here I am, having climbed the fence. I’m making art and the...