On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Joseph Malham, a Chicago-based writer and iconographer, who will soon appear here in Tulsa at the Gilcrease Museum. Malham is the author of "John Ford: Poet in the Desert," and he'll speak about the life and work of the legendary filmmaker Ford (1894-1973) tomorrow, Friday the 6th, at noon at the museum. In particular, Malham will talk about how iconic Western artists like Frederic Remington (and others whose paintings grace the Gilcrease collection) influenced John Ford's stylized approach to making movies. Moreover, Malham's address will kick off a two-day "John Ford Film Festival" happening at Gilcrease over the weekend, on both the 7th and 8th. Also on today's ST, Barry Friedman offers a moving and insightful commentary, voiced from the P.O.V. of a young boy, called "Gregory's Story."