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The Facebook West: Do you “like” it?
The West was and is and should always be about silence and space. Lots of it. About endless landscapes that stretch to infinity, and skies so vast and unbroken that they defy description, and momen...
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 183 183 recommendations | email to a friend
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Death of the handwritten journal?
On the first day of 1892, my great-great grandmother, Mary Conrad Montfort, opened a thin leather-bound journal and turned to its first page. Dipping her pen into a small bottle of black ink, she b...
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 187 187 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Jefferson meets the 21st Century
Imagine it’s 1801 and the President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, faces electronic media scrutiny and DNA analysis. Consider these facts and what might have been...
Dec 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tom Cartwright & “The Lonesome Lady”
Almost 20 years ago, some friends and I took a pack trip into Dark Canyon with Ken Sleight.
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 182 182 recommendations | email to a friend
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Where the buffalo roamed...
It was an ungodly silence. Across the wide expanse of prairie for a thousand miles, only the sound of the wind rustling remnants of the tall grass betrayed the overwhelming and absolute stillness.
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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Virtual Moab – An alternative future
My apocalyptic visions of the future depress many of my friends. Tell the truth and everybody squirms.
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘Spill’ ... and our complicity
As I write this, it’s August 9 and BP appears to have finally stopped the oil leakage from the Deepwater Horizon well.
Aug 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 1221 1221 recommendations | email to a friend
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News from the future!
No one can accurately predict the future, whether it’s climate change, the flow of the Colorado River or the economic future of southeast Utah...but it’s interesting to speculate.
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fear and adrenalin and park rangers
When Chief Ranger Jerry Epperson hired me to be a seasonal ranger at Arches National Park in Utah so many years ago, I wasn’t sure what my duties were supposed to be. So it seemed like a good idea ...
Jun 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nature-deficit disorder ruining our kids?
No matter how old I live to be, there will never be a place so full of mystery and adventure as a place of my childhood called The Woods.
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
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