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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 ...
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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 | 616 616 recommendations | email to a friend
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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.
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Live (swat!) from Australia...
Hand me a Cuban and screw my carbon footprint ...I’m an AMURKIN!
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Live (swat!) from Australia...
Hand me a Cuban and screw my carbon footprint ...I’m an AMURKIN!
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Environmental groups involved in biggest sell out since railroads
The fact is, in the last decade, mainstream environmental groups have been co-opted, again and again, from coast to coast, by wealthy entrpreneurial benefactors with agendas that have nothing to do...
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 617 617 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering Dewey Bridge
As unbelievable as this might seem, I travel more than 150 miles (one way!) to get a haircut.
Jan 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 608 608 recommendations | email to a friend
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The optimistic aspects of outrage and dissent
Not long ago, I was chatting with one of my favorite abstract/performance artists, a hopelessly cheery woman who I adore. But I was shocked almost to tears when she accused me of being too negative.
Jan 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 602 602 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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Keeping out the riff raff... How to find solitude in the 21st Century
There was a time in the not too distant past when the vast tracts of public land in Southeast Utah seemed more than adequate to lose oneself in.
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 599 599 recommendations | email to a friend
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