Take it or Leave it
Return to Abajo Peak
In the blink of an eye, summer has left us. The maples are turning red below South Peak, the aspens are on the cusp. The mornings are cold and crisp. The most poignant and melancholy and lovely tim...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 168 168 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solitude lost...or just discarded? How silence and tranquility became antiquated notions in the brave new west
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~Henry David Thoreau
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
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The history (and love!!!) that lives in my fridge
Being married has brought me more happiness than I deserve, but it’s also been revelatory.
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ghosts of Christmas past?
For most of my adult life, Christmas and I have been at odds with each other. I don’t like shopping and I don’t like malls. When they started running Christmas shopping commercials before Halloween...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seasonal rangers: The ‘Fat Cat Feds’ that eat Ramen Noodles
Whenever the American economy starts to slide and unemployment rises, we can always predict a simultaneous increase in complaints about government workers.
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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RHETORIC...Volume 2 On The Great Old Broads, Jim Garmhausen and Ed Abbey
I’ve been angering, or at least annoying, readers in southeast Utah and beyond for more than 20 years. I am proud to say I have infuriated both ends of the political spectrum at one time or another.
Feb 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rhetoric, death, wilderness & honesty
When I was a kid, the “meanest man in Kentucky” lived just a few doors up the street.
Jan 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 121 121 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 | 124 124 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 | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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