For those of us concerned with conserving relics of ancient cultures, drawing lines around what needs protecting is indispensable. How do we defend the boundaries we create?
Humanity’s collective mind has devised all manner of theories about the true nature of reality. How do we adjudicate between them? What if we can’t?Read more "Holding True, Come What May"
Few motorists exit off I-40 to visit New Mexico’s El Malpais National Monument. Fewer still take advantage of the Monument’s wild subterranean offerings.Read more "Caving In El Malpais National Monument, Part 1: Xenolith Cave"
The explanatory power of classical Economic theory is often overblown. Even so there are some tidbits that can help us make better decisions. One such tidbit is the notion of “opportunity costs.”Read more "You Could Be Doing Something Else"
While a second trip to Trigo Canyon didn’t get us much farther up the trail, many new things were discovered nevertheless.Read more "Trigo Canyon, Part 2: Between Mist And Schist"
Frivolous as our comings and goings on this planet may be, we can’t help but infuse them with great meaning. Trouble is, sometimes the significance we bestow is toxic.Read more "Metaphors We Climb By"
If you’ve never had the pleasure of finding boulder problems without the aid of a guidebook or online beta, give it a shot. It’s a heck of a lot more fun than you might think.Read more "Eschewing Beta In Two New Mexico Bouldering Spots"