My Cave My View

“What we have here is a failure to communicate.”  Some of life’s best advice comes from movies like Cool Hand Luke.  I am in the communication business, but I am having a harder time understanding what people are saying to me and I don’t know if it’s my hearing or I am just getting dumber because I...
To really understand your parents, you must raise your own children. When we are young, we love our parents, we get a little older and we are certain they know nothing about being a teenager, judge them harshly, and refuse to listen to them. Eventually, we grow up and realize the sacrifices they...
Recently, the National Geographic called Utah out as the best place in the world for adventure destinations.  Most residents of Utah already know this and that is at least some of the reason we live here. Utah has much to brag about; Arches, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Zion — and...
Mark Twain said, “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” As I get older, death becomes more real and personal. When I was in college many years ago and my grandfather died, he was the first person that I really “knew’ that had passed on. Now I have experienced...
Enjoying the view from San Juan Hill.  Courtesy photo
One benefit of being married to my too kind and loving wife is that she is a “Hole-in-the-Rocker”. Her great grandfather Benjamin Perkins helped blast a passageway known as Hole-in-the-Rock. I would like to see them get a permit from the BLM for that now. I am guessing there would be some...
False Kiva, in the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park, is no longer accessible after misuse by visitors.  Courtesy photo
You know there was a time when living in a cave was left to us professionals. Like the title says “My Cave. My View.” But it turns out living in caves has been a thing in San Juan County for a long time. Go play tourist for a few hours and visit some of them. But, do NOT be a touron (tourist-...
Historian Bob McPherson has spent his career documenting and writing about the remarkable lands, culture, and people of the area.  Courtesy photo
We live in an iconic landscape. John Wayne used this rugged, harsh, beautiful landscape to tell stories with San Juan County as a backdrop for his movies; many others have as well. Thelma and Louise, Back to the Future, Geronimo, City Slickers, and Forest Gump, just to name a few. When John Wayne...
It’s not a job, it’s her way of life. Heidi Redd is a true cowgirl, and that was officially confirmed when she was inducted  as a member of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX.  Gary Torres photo
A Real American Cowgirl – Heidi Redd I am on my way to interview Heidi Redd, so I am driving down Indian Creek to the Dugout Ranch listening to the John Denver song, I’d Rather be a Cowboy. Heidi is going to be inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, TX. If I am...
For 36 years, in our family it was forbidden to say the “S-word” during the summer, at least until August.  I can remember Nikki running in and telling on her older sister, “Dad!  Katie said the S-word.”  She waited, expecting me to do something.  I was a little confused because I was supposed to...
If life is like a journey…a road trip as it were; then I can look into my rear-view mirror and see more mileposts behind me than are left in front of me. My road is a bit curvy with lots of bumps and detours. I am not sure how the time passed so quickly; I feel like I was in a hurry and anxious to...

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