American Elephants


Changing Times! by The Elephant's Child
November 15, 2022, 3:14 pm
Filed under: Politics

When I woke up this morning, I pulled out a book for some reason, titled “Growing Up Western”, and recognized it immediately as a significant change in our times and our nation. I don’t think a book with such a title could be published today. There has been a shift.

“Growing up Western” was a book of accounts by seven well-known authors who grew up in what they considered to be the “Old West”, I grew up in the mountains of Idaho, but I don’t think that anyone particularly thinks of “the West” as some sort of separate and different portion of the United States, where everybody runs around with six-shooters and rides “Western Horses” with “Western Saddles”, any more. Are they still writing “Westerns”? And are they still making “Western Movies” I don’t pay that much attention, but I have a sense that there has been a shift.

Dunno if that is even true. My dad enjoyed what he called “Blood and Thunders”, so I read them all too. Haven’t been in a book store for some time (Covid), look at books online, so I’m not as aware of the prevalence of any one particular genre of book as I used to be, and with movies available online, haven’t been in a movie theater in years.

We have these shifts in our society and are seldom aware of them as they happen. “Yellowstone” is apparently the current shift. Interesting, but odd.


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