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Sam D. Pakan

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Sam Pakan has spent the last twenty-six years pursuing his passion of raising range-fed beef cattle and working with Quarter Horses. Operating the ranch he grew up on, his love of the land is equaled only by his ardor for great books and powerful stories.

He received his MFA in English literature from West Texas A&M University and taught freshman composition at his alma mater for two years. For three years, he wrote and edited for Accent West, a regional magazine for the Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico High Plains.

Between 1985 and 1988, he taught college preparatory English to high school seniors. He has had short fiction and poetry published in Images from the High Plains, WTSU Review of the Arts, and Separate Doors. JESSE'S SEED, the first
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Sam D. Pakan I could, but I don't want to keep you awake tonight.…moreI could, but I don't want to keep you awake tonight.(less)
Sam D. Pakan There are several that come to mind, but I would love to live in Robert Penn Warren's Louisiana during Huey Long's fall from reformer to corrupt boss.…moreThere are several that come to mind, but I would love to live in Robert Penn Warren's Louisiana during Huey Long's fall from reformer to corrupt boss. So much could be learned from that time. If provided some degree of protection, I would like to experience some of the Adventures in Shadowland that took place in Churchill's England during WW2 when communists were allowed, possibly even courted, into intelligence communities then expelled when they tried to betray Britain and the U.S. to the Soviets. So many parallels exist between current events and that dangerous time.(less)
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The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L. Sayers
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Cormac McCarthy and the Ghost of Huck Finn by Leslie Harper Worthington
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“I've spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won't leave, and fearing that it's a matter of time before they figure me out and go.”
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“The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. ”
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Jack Deere
“Sometimes, when you have spent a long time rejecting the gifts of the Spirit and come to believe in them, you almost feel as if you are being born again. You feel as if you have a whole new Bible. By that latter statement I mean that the Gospels and Acts come alive for you in a way that they never have before. Things that you had relegated to the first century now become a possibility for today's church.”
Jack Deere, Surprised by the Power of the Spirit: Discovering How God Speaks and Heals Today

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