Barrel Racing & the Infinite Kansas Sky

“Happiness lies beyond the clouds, Happiness lies up above the sky…” Kyu Sakamoto, English translation of song Sukiyaki. The announcer’s voice boomed over the gentle hum of cicadas in a nearby grass flat. “Alright folks, let´s get started…” I perked up my ears, licking barbecue-sticky fingers. Dozens of horses—pebble grey, cappuccino, cloudy white—whinnied and rustled in the Read More …