It's 1850. The gold rush in the wild west, and Joaquin Murrieta seeks a better life in the US state of California, only recently taken from Mexico in the Mexican-American War. He tries to play by the rules and live by the laws, but everything keeps getting taken from him over and over again. Tired of living underfoot in a land that used to be his homeland, Joaquin decides to stand up and take his place as one of the legendary bandits of the old west.

The creature this week is the headless mule. Like, a fire-breathing one that moves around, not just a dead mule.


"Bald Eagle" by Chad Crouch | "Global Warming" by Kai Engel | "House Finch" by Chad Crouch | "Pied-billed Grebe" by Chad Crouch | "Maree" by Blue Dot Sessions | "We Drive 3 Days" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Residual Anxieties" by Ketsa | "Sad Moments" by Ketsa | "Dangerous Swing" by Blue Dot Sessions | "Meekness" by Kai Engel


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There's some violence in this one. A gang of men beat up another. A woman is raped in front of her husband. A man is whipped and another hanged. A man is shot in the head and another has his throat cut.