Take it or Leave it
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 | 659 659 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 | 629 629 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 | 644 644 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 | 625 625 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...
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Tom Cartwright & “The Lonesome Lady”
Almost 20 years ago, some friends and I took a pack trip into Dark Canyon with Ken Sleight.
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Where the buffalo roamed...
It was an ungodly silence. Across the wide expanse of prairie for a thousand miles, only the sound of the wind rustling remnants of the tall grass betrayed the overwhelming and absolute stillness.
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 626 626 recommendations | email to a friend
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Virtual Moab – An alternative future
My apocalyptic visions of the future depress many of my friends. Tell the truth and everybody squirms.
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The ‘Spill’ ... and our complicity
As I write this, it’s August 9 and BP appears to have finally stopped the oil leakage from the Deepwater Horizon well.
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News from the future!
No one can accurately predict the future, whether it’s climate change, the flow of the Colorado River or the economic future of southeast Utah...but it’s interesting to speculate.
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