I am always loathe to write about someone who has just died. It seems trite to me to jump in and heap helpings of praise on some recently deceased and eminently recognizable figure. I also find it reprehensible to criticize someone immediately after their death, even if that person was a vile scumbag. I cannot help but think that this person was someone's son or daughter, father or mother, wife or husband, friend and loved one. So typically I just stay out of the commenting in these instances.
Bill Wetzel is Amskapi Pikuni aka Blackfeet from Montana. He's a former bull rider/wrestler turned writer and a coauthor of the short story collection "The Acorn Gathering." His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from the American Indian Culture (more...
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