Okay, funny story. And just for fun, because: 2020. Anyone who knows me knows I have a long-standing love (*cough* obsession) with frontier and Native culture, and the real people and characters who’ve populated it, past and present. I wrote an entire historical novel about it.
The last years of the TV show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman aired on CBS when I was a student at Clemson University. One year, I lived in an on-campus apartment with friends, and our neighbors were college athletes mixed in with us regular folk. Our best guy friends, some of whom were Clemson football players, lived across a concrete courtyard and upstairs from us: close enough we’d leave our doors open and shout for each other. They teased me mercilessly about the show—until they started watching it with me.