I visited Devil’s Backbone last summer with my siblings. We almost missed the opportunity and I’m thankful we made the trip. What a wonderful surprise to come across Jay’s post. I felt instantly connected to the memories I cherish of Colorado. If you don’t follow Jay’s poetry you should, I believe. I’ve found he has a great sense of humor, which he rarely shows. I did the hard part. I forced him to talk to me and what I’ve found is he’s just the man I expected. Humble, yet, oh so ornery, I’ve found. Smiles. He’s a true poet. He’s survived a living hell and is here to show us we can learn to smile again. Please do me a favor and stop by Poet NbJ and follow his blog. Poke on him a bit. He deserves it. I’ve found authentic people are the easiest ones to support. He’s one of the good guys and tonight his photo comforts me.