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 | 1265 1265 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 1246 1246 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 1229 1229 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 1227 1227 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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...
Dec 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 1221 1221 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Tom Cartwright & “The Lonesome Lady”
Almost 20 years ago, some friends and I took a pack trip into Dark Canyon with Ken Sleight.
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 1231 1231 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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 | 1228 1228 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Virtual Moab – An alternative future
My apocalyptic visions of the future depress many of my friends. Tell the truth and everybody squirms.
Aug 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 1207 1207 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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.
Aug 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 2212 2212 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
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.
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 1164 1164 recommendations | email to a friend
full story