Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


Plan for tonight

  1. Watch “The Cowboys” with my 9-year-old son. I was that age when my father (and mother) took me to see it. In the movie, John Wayne plays a rancher who is forced to hire a bunch of kids who work for him as real cowboys. Near the end of the movie, John Wayne’s character is killed off and the boys have to complete the cattle drive without him. This was astonishing to me, and I kept waiting for the trick ending, showing that he was actually alive and had been secretly watching over the boys the entire time like a guardian angel. But nope, he was actually dead, and I couldn’t get over it. I’m curious to see what this generation will make of that. Prediction:  nothing. They’re inured to everything now.
  2. Stay up really late (or, well, early) writing.
  3. Interrupt extended bout of writing with blog posts.We’ll see.

One Response to “Plan for tonight”

  1. leewochner.com » Blog Archive » Boys ranching Says:

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