Take it or Leave it
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...
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.
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.
Fear and adrenalin and park rangers
When Chief Ranger Jerry Epperson hired me to be a seasonal ranger at Arches National Park in Utah so many years ago, I wasn’t sure what my duties were supposed to be. So it seemed like a good idea ...
Casualties of war
When I was 18 years old, I was stupid in all the ways you’d expect an 18 year old to be stupid. Shallow and silly, irresponsible...in other words, a perfect candidate for America’s armed forces.