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Standing Still and Learning to Be Astonished

I looked in the mirror today and didn't recognize myself. A cliche of the worst sort, I know, but there I was. Me, yet not. "We travel, initially, to lose ourselves," said the novelist. I suppose that is what is happening. Life has distilled into something simple. Read a little, go to a park ranger talk,… Continue reading Standing Still and Learning to Be Astonished

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Bryce “Canyon”

Before there were any Indians, the Legend People, To-when-an-ung-wa, lived in that place. There were many of them. They were of many kinds – birds, animals, lizards, and such things, but they looked like people. They were not people. They had power to make themselves look that way. For some reason the Legend People in that place… Continue reading Bryce “Canyon”

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Zion = Awesome

I've been on a fair number of hikes in my life, but I've never done anything like Zion National Park. I really can't say enough good things about this place. The people are nice, the shuttle service is efficient, the bathrooms are clean, the views are unbelievable, and the hikes are exhilarating. (Side note: Ryan informs me… Continue reading Zion = Awesome