What an Adventure! We All Need A Trip Away From Our Problems Right Now

A great read and a sequel to “A Ranch Bordering the Salty River.”

Seems we all have a common goal of seeking our unique peace while everyday chaos conspires against us.  For Jonathan, his everyday ranch life is filled with Cattle Rustlers, Horse Thieves, Tattlers, Malingerers, Excuse Makers….even a menacing helicopter!

What a lovely adventure! I only hope that Mr. Page continues the saga…and that Jonathan eventually finds his peace, his Myth. — K.N.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52468118-the-salty-river-bleeds

Gauchos riding horses to round up sheep, El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina, South America

5 Poems by Stephen Page

Somehow I forgot to post these. Here they are, 5 poems from Stephen Page that were first published on Poetry Pacific and later published in “A Ranch Bordering The Salty River” and “The Salty River Bleeds”:

http://poetrypacific.blogspot.com/2014/11/5-poems-by-stephen-page.html

At Home a Lot?

What do you do when you’re not cleaning house, cooking, or washing dishes? — read! OK, I mean, lol, that is what you might want to do after you have seen all you want to see on Netflix and HBO, chatted with all your friends 100 times online, and got bored with playing boardgames.

Photo by Shawn Spry Shellnut

A Ranch Bordering the Salty River by Stephen Page

“I Can Breath in a Small Town”

Stephen Page’s Literary Rep breezed through Indiana, stayed a few days in Indianapolis, ate healthy food, and donated books to libraries and bookstores.

Beech Grove Branch Library

Kranett Public Library

Garfield Branch Public Library

Fountain Square Branch Public Library

Indiana State Public Library

Barnes & Noble Indiana University

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A Road Wanderer Who Saw Many University of Tennessee Fans Drives Through Knoxville

A Traveller Who Saw Many University of Tennessee Hats Wandered Through Knoxville While Delivering Books by Stephen Page is Given Free Laundry Service By Citi Hills Church. Books Were delivered to:

Lawson McGhee Library

Knoxville County Public Library

McKay Used Books

The Family Bubble Laundromat

and many other bookstores and libraries

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A Wolverine Fan (Who Also Likes the Spartans) Stayed a Few Nights in Ann

A U of M Fan (Who also likes Michigan State) visited Ann Arbor, ate At Knight’s, mailed packages, and left books at the following locations:

Literati

Crazy Wisdom

Encore Records

Ann Arbor West Side Bookshop

Ann Arbor District Library

Knight’s Grill

AADL Public Library

Shapiro Library

Nicola’s Books

Mr. Stadium Laundry

 

Detroit Rocks!

Stephen Page’s Literary Representative recently passed through the City of Rock, Motown, birthplace of the U.S. car industry. She managed to find a home for “The Salty River Bleeds” in the following places:

Pages

Dear Santa Ana

Dear Santa Ana

by Stephen Page

Today I reconnected your telephone-fax one week after I recovered it from the Cattle Thief, and today I spoke with the elderly lady who let her hogs feed free upon your pasture, the eighty-two year old neighbor who begged with palm held out for kindling from your wood. I told her we would speak about the matter later.

A bathroom is bricking up alongside my matera, my plant-enclosed muse room, my idea room, the place where my desk is, the place where gauchos once stopped to take mate in front of the fire and nap-dream meat, the place where I will never again reluctantly leave to piss my daily coffee intake, the place that will soon be my self-enclosed patrón office, the place where I will administer your affairs.

Yesterday I drove to the neighboring town Lobos, to meet and interview a gaucho for potentially filling the role of capataz, but the man who stepped down from the train with his woman had only one eye, losing the other to a horse kick, and his wife a nurse mind you, with five kids. We drank coffee, spoke, and when the woman smiled falsely, I knew. I smiled, shook their hands, paid for their train tickets, and honestly hoped they would not again disembark nor call.

Last week I put new locks on your gates, and all twenty-five hundred acres of you exhaled as if you had been holding your breath for a very long time.

Today I walked the wood near my new home, my new office, my no longer weekend escape from smog and noise of the city, my no longer escape from teaching and students, my no longer muse room. I sat on a log to contemplate the sapid scent of eucalypti. I zipped up my polar-fleece vest, my leather jacket, donned my rancher gloves and noticed a pileated woodpecker scrutinizing me.

Today I chased away rabbit hunters from lot number eight.

*Originally published on Extracts and later included in “A Ranch Bordering the Salty River,” which is published by Finishing Line Press.

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Review copies

Stephen has a limited # of review copies for literary magazines, newspapers,reading clubs, and book-bloggers. Inquire in post comments or in Comments Page. Note your website, please.

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