Category: Journal

Restlessness

Restlessness

| May 26, 2016 | 12 Replies

I believe that curiosity, wonder, and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great teachers; that restlessness and discontent are vital things; and that intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways less intense emotions can never do. ~Kay Redfield Jamison I had to visit the canyon again, not for any reason I could […]

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Working From Home

Working From Home

| February 15, 2014 | 8 Replies

It may be true that art should be able to stand on its own, but I find that my appreciation of a given work almost always benefits significantly from knowing something about the artist, why they do what they do and how it relates to their stories and other forces in their life. In an […]

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2013 in Retrospect

2013 in Retrospect

| December 23, 2013 | 19 Replies

The end of a calendar year may seem an arbitrary time for reflection, but there’s something powerful about so many people doing it at the same time, making trends, commonalities and differences more pronounced as they can be readily examined side by side. 2013 was an unusual year for me. It was not as productive […]

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Healing Places

Healing Places

| December 11, 2013 | 11 Replies

We lost our beautiful dog Maggie this past weekend. She was about twelve – not young but not terribly old, either. Her passing was still sudden and unexpected. I remember picking her up at a dreary animal shelter all those years ago. Sarah could not bear to go in and see the caged animals, so […]

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Canyon Time

Canyon Time

| December 5, 2013 | 2 Replies

  As I have for quite a few years, among the first things I do after a long absence is spend a couple of days by myself in a remote canyon, to reconnect with old friends – places and spirits, rock and water, remnants of past cultures, dark nights, deep silence, cottonwoods and sagebrush and […]

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A Drive with a Futurist

A Drive with a Futurist

| August 21, 2011 | 15 Replies

Few things have the power to lure me away from my beloved home at the feet of Utah’s majestic Aquarius Plateau; but the chance to spend a couple of days hiking the canyons with my good friend Steve is one I rarely pass up. Despite the searing August heat, I packed up the truck and […]

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In the Blink of a Lifetime

In the Blink of a Lifetime

| July 19, 2011 | 15 Replies

There is no telling what secrets and revelations may haunt in these lonesome wee hours of the night. I spent four days on empty roads, walked in untrammeled alpine meadows and slept among the verdant aspen groves on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains before returning home to my beloved high desert. It’s always hard […]

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It was a Warm and Stormy Night

It was a Warm and Stormy Night

| August 3, 2010 | 10 Replies

It started like any other summer Friday in Torrey. Right around 5pm a peaceful silence falls over the town and the work week is almost palpably over. Despite the sparse traffic, on days like this I like to stay at the gallery a bit further into the evening, not so much for the sales potential […]

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Memories Of Wars

Memories Of Wars

| August 23, 2009 | 12 Replies

At the encouragement of readers, and perhaps against my better judgment, I’ll be sharing more of my journal entries from the wild. This one is for the wounded, for the damaged, for anyone carved with scar tissue, literal or emotional. You know who you are. You are the soldiers, the survivors, the keepers of secrets, […]

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