Hello Indy Community! Spirit Collective has hit the ground running, and in this first post I wanted to introduce you to the world of incredible, totally hilarious, and super inspiring women who I listen to on a daily basis. I initially shied away from podcasts because I didn’t know where to find them. Hello! A two second Google search would have cleared that up on the spot. Or maybe, if I had actually looked at the dozens of apps on my iPhone, I would have realized that all Apple devices come with a pre-loaded app titled (you guessed it!) “Podcasts.” Nonetheless, for those of you still in the dark, here is the rundown:
“Side by side or miles apart, we are sisters connected by the heart.”
The Civil War has just ended. The North is experiencing a boom of industrialization and growth, and an expansive market has opened up for beef. Meanwhile, down in Texas, there are between 3 and 5 million wild cattle roaming the hills—not the docile cattle found in other parts of the country. These were Longhorns, mainly known for the four to seven foot spread of their horns and their less than calm temperament.
At the suggestion of the Pueblo Chieftain, I tried a book by an author previously unknown to me. Mike Larson, a Pueblo native, retired from a nuclear engineering job with the U.S. Navy.
Most people who grew up watching Westerns were swept away by the romance on the big screen. It’s a natural enough reaction. Spend enough hours in a dark theater munching (preferably buttered) popcorn with the likes of Eastwood or McQueen (not to mention the Duke, Coop, Fonda or Stewart) staring down from the big screen, and you’ll gladly join the ranks of those who swear that, in the old days on the frontier, good guys were always clean with nice boots and really smart, loyal horses while the bad guys all wore dirty clothes and had bad teeth.