How we raise babies

This 7/8 Gyr was the last we raised our own way. He was perfect, and probably would be with us still. But a supposedly experienced falconer, a biologist, begged us to let him “start” the bird on game. In a week he fed it a bridge pigeon and killed it– but he didn’t tell us for a month.I was so depressed I didn’t even tell the breeder, who probably thinks that we’re the idiots. It was the last Gyr, my favorite species, I felt able to keep up with — Gyr flights can easily go four miles on Lee’s ranch. He was a good bird. We have raised little birds this way too.


No one doubts that Sam Beckett was among the greatest playwrights of our time. Tom Mcintyre compares him to Shakespeare. He was Anglo- Irish and went to Trinity College in Dublin but lived in Paris nearly all his life, where he was a hero of the Resistance. He had one of the all- time great faces:

Probably his his greatest play is “Endgame” (the serious contenders sre “Waiting for Godot” and (?) “Krapp’s Last Tape”. Tom has had the good fortune to appear in “Endgame” in Sheridan WY this week.

Years ago my artist – fisherman friend Dellas Henke from Michigan had the good fortune to run into Beckett in Paris and get his Godot signed…