Greetings from Lone Prairie Ranch. Sounds wild, yes? Not so much, although the coyotes would disagree – and do. As most of you know, I abandoned my farm, Coot’s Edge, to the gentle graces of a couple of far more back-to-the-landers than me, and moved to a country rental. I use the term rental loosely, because it’s a sweet place, with soaring vistas of prairie and creek bottom, a new and challenging garden spot, and even an apple tree. I just don’t own it. And that’s ok, because the folks that do are friendly and helpful, and I have enough room for my stuff. The challenge of moving is, at my age, full of opportunities to change directions and/or habits – or not. Of course, at almost 70 my largest opportunity was to decide on whether I would do a wholesale downsizing or drag all the detritus of my past lives behind me. I chose the latter, of course, and am still unpacking boxes, as I will be doing, I predict, far into spring. It’s ok, though. I have all my life been beset with an almost constant twitchiness, easily bored, quick to abandon one bright shiny thing for another. I believe that’s called creativity. Short version – ADD. Whatever. It works for me. Speaking of which, I gotta go. The boxes call.
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CBSNEWS Entertainment has this to say about Winter’s Bone!
“Award season is getting off to an early start with the announcement of nominees for the 20th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Leading the race for awards celebrating a U.S.-born or -based indie filmmaker's unique vision is Debra Granik's drama "Winter's Bone..." “ Way to go Winter’s Bone!!!