Take it or Leave it
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 | 16 16 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...
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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In defense of getting lost
The state of “being lost” does not have a positive connotation in the minds of most of us nowadays and it’s true, it can be a terrifying and even deadly experience.
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ‘greening’ of wilderne$$
“...this is what is wrong with the conservation movement. It has a clear conscience...To the conservation movement, it is only production that causes environmental degradation; the consumption that...
Nov 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zoe, the “human” kangaroo
I’d heard about Zoe, but until I met her, I thought my buddy Greg was just pulling my leg. After all, “taking the piss” out of Yanks is an Aussie pastime.
Oct 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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An autumn’s view from Abajo Peak
Where did summer go? How could we already be into autumn, that lovely but most melancholy season of the year? Time just isn’t what it used to be.
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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