We outdoorsy types are constantly casting judgements on our wilderness experiences. What if we were to cut it out and simply accept the world as it is?Read more "The Tourist Attitude"
The Colorado Plateau Physiographic Province is full of contradictory features. How do we winnow the exceptions from the rules?Read more "The Swell"
The Earth, and Bosque Farms with it, has completed another orbit.Read more "Revolutions"
There’s nothing like a pilgrimage home — even if you’ve made the trip a thousand times.Read more "Back Home: Gallup, New Mexico"
Is subjective delight justification enough for making a metaphorical connection between the disparate realms of botany and minerology? Or must there be some instrumental value?Read more "Living Crystals, Part 2"
Post-Gila journal extract: A meditation on the similarities between plants and crystals.Read more "Living Crystals"
There’s a radical transformation that takes place for those who descend into the caves of southeast New Mexico’s Guadalupe Mountains — as if the world were changing before your very eyes.Read more "Caving In The Guadalupes, Part 2: Hallowed Ground"
Fences are everywhere, but have you ever taken the time to consider what a fence is, and what sort of enterprise fence-building is?Read more "Fences"
Thoughts on omnipotence inspired by the routine agricultural chore of fruit tree pruning.Read more "Steering The Universe"
Virtually every climber uses chalk to improve friction. Unfortunately, few are willing to clean up after themselves.Read more "Chalked Up"