My essay “Ghosts” has been published in the November issue of Colorado Central magazine. Naturally, I’m delighted that the editors, Ed and Martha Quillen, liked it, even though it is probably more “literary” than their usual editorial mixture.
I wrote it last May, composing parts in my head while driving the back roads of Park County, Colorado, on the way home from the trip to Eagle Rock that the essay describes. In some cases, I found myself on the same roads that Dad and I had traveled the previous December on what would turn out to be his last trip into those mountains.
Errata: In the “Florence 2003” section, “windy roads” should be “winding roads.” And I can explain the discrepancy between the number of musicians in the Pearl DeVere funeral-reenactment photos and the text. Really, I can.