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mister pants, part 24

“Turning Plato and Hegel on their heads I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun.” — Edward Abbey — You get so caught up … Continue reading

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for what it’s earth

On the last day of the world,I would want to plant a tree.— W.S. Merwin Being old, I can remember when Earth Day was a big deal. We had Lofty Ideas like “saving the planet” and “protecting the ozone layer” … Continue reading

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once upon an interstate

I know when night is gone that a new world’s born at dawn. — the prophet robert nolan We’re in New Mexico. Or maybe Arizona. Or somewhere in Texas if I got back on the interstate going the wrong direction. … Continue reading

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yeah. what he said.

Wildness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. — the prophet edward abbey If you want to get away from the world sometime, go stick your feet in a tiny lake. Look up at the towering … Continue reading

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life on the arizona trail

After having read a series of books written by Appalachian Trail hikers, we set out on our own adventure: Hiking the entire Arizona Trail. The endeavor is not to be taken lightly. The planning is just as hard as the … Continue reading

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saints and saguaros

We have come in search of The Dogs of San Xavier. He has come in search of a miracle. The ancient mission is a pilgrimage site, so it’s only fitting that we have made the trek to seek the old … Continue reading

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it’s all downhill from here

we’re on i-17, flying down the screamer downhill from flagstaff. i push down on the brake. And Nothing Happens. it’s been uneventful up to this point. day trip to flag. pizza, hike on the buffalo, coffee. i’m listening to marie … Continue reading

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