James Hoggard

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Desert Vision

by | Fri, Oct 6, 2006 at 12:00 am CST
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Flyfishing

Flyfishing BY JAMES HOGGARD ’ve said it before: Flyfishing is one of the only sports whose process is good in itself. The notion has always sounded right, but I have been put to the test, and I’m thinking now, there … Read More

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At the Foot of the Pole

I took the summer job to make a lot of money, and by my graduate student standards I did. In three months I raked in more than my assistantship paid all year. I had no sense of prestige on the … Read More

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Shooting Skeet

At first we thought the rancher was witty, and he was, but like a lot of people on the hot rolling plains who try to make a living from the land, an air of meanness kept his bristles stiff. Several … Read More

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The Killdeer Run

I’ve seen them do it before, but not for as long as today. I’m referring to a killdeer, the triangularly framed, small bird with the sizable white torque around its neck. For a finely sustained time, it raced me. Flushed … Read More

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Jazzing Through the Drought

Who knows if it’s over? Like a coolly forward promise, rain has been flirting with the drought. Little has fallen, but seepage in the sky is dampening the surface of the dried-out earth. In a lot of places the ground … Read More

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If Walls Could Talk

In a sharply defined first novel, Amanda Eyre Ward takes us into death row of a women’s prison in Texas. The main issues depicted are not concerns about guilt or innocence. Instead, the focus is on the textures of life … Read More

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The Good Life

Mid-December was cold in Paris, but rain came rather than snow, and my mornings were free. I used them to run the Seine while my wife did her research in the Bibliotheque Nationale. She was reading the letters and journals … Read More

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