Take it or Leave it
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 ...
Casualties of war
When I was 18 years old, I was stupid in all the ways you’d expect an 18 year old to be stupid. Shallow and silly, irresponsible...in other words, a perfect candidate for America’s armed forces.
The Christmas of 1932
This time of year, I always think of my grandfather. He died many years ago; in fact, more time has passed since his death than the years I was able to spend with him. Yet, scarcely a day passes th...