Harold Drake, Sr... A life of service
Four days after Christmas in l922, a Navajo father took his tiny, premature new-born son from his hogan into the bitter cold. He placed his son on a blanket on the frozen ground and began chanting ...
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.
I’ve fallen down...
Naw, not that kind of falling down – not the “I’ve fallen and can’t get up” kind. Rather, it is the falling down on the job falling. Seems I failed to go out and witness the “Trunk or Treat” on Hal...
The slivers of life
Having been an intermittent builder for the past 39 years, I am no stranger to slivers. At my age, you would think that I would never be caught handling wood without gloves, but I am occasionally c...
Recent snow storms salvage dry October
The first winter storm of the season brought cold and wet weather to San Juan County in the closing days of October. The snow storm added a little precipitation to what had been a cool and dry month.
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...
Whoosh! Here and gone!
That kind of describes our first winter snow of the season. One day there is three or four inches of white fluffy on the ground and two days later it is blue skies and “let’s go for a walk in the w...
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.