WRITERS & WRITING: Making of a man in North Dakota
The Good Hand
Michael Patrick F. Smith
The Good Hand, is a memoir of a man’s coming of age in the North Dakota oil patch. One early morning in February 1979, I stood atop a water truck in the oil patch in North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit, servicing a workover rig. Neon-green Northern Lights danced across the horizon. Later that morning, butte tops floated in a mauve morning fog sea. It was so beautiful I forgot it was 40 below.
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