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Why I never became an ‘anti-Mormon’
Utah is not like any other state. Some Americans are still not sure Utah is a part of the union, and in its early history, of course, the U.S. Government refused to allow statehood for the land of ...
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
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Return to Abajo Peak
In the blink of an eye, summer has left us. The maples are turning red below South Peak, the aspens are on the cusp. The mornings are cold and crisp. The most poignant and melancholy and lovely tim...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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Solitude lost...or just discarded? How silence and tranquility became antiquated notions in the brave new west
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~Henry David Thoreau
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
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The history (and love!!!) that lives in my fridge
Being married has brought me more happiness than I deserve, but it’s also been revelatory.
Sep 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
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The ghosts of Christmas past?
For most of my adult life, Christmas and I have been at odds with each other. I don’t like shopping and I don’t like malls. When they started running Christmas shopping commercials before Halloween...
Dec 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seasonal rangers: The ‘Fat Cat Feds’ that eat Ramen Noodles
Whenever the American economy starts to slide and unemployment rises, we can always predict a simultaneous increase in complaints about government workers.
Jul 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 129 129 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 | 128 128 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 | 124 124 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 | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
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