Tag: Journal

Canyon Time

Canyon Time

| December 5, 2013 | 2 Replies

It had been about a month since I returned from Alberta, which marked the end of a busy workshop and travel season. Several projects were placed on hold around August and, with limited Internet access on the road, many emails remain unanswered. But, little by little, things are falling back into place. All open print […]

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The Phase of No Emotion

The Phase of No Emotion

| October 22, 2012 | 13 Replies

Today is different. I’ve been home for a couple of days now after two weeks on the road. There is something about this place that I always love coming back to; something that goes beyond the veneer of the red rocks and the big cottonwoods – a deeper sense – a feeling of home. These […]

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What It’s All About

What It’s All About

| March 28, 2012 | 16 Replies

Winters are long in this beautiful high desert. The big cottonwoods are still bare; night time temperatures still dip below freezing, and small snow storms still pass through every few days. My neighbor jokingly said that in these parts March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lion. Still, spring is in […]

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Small Joys

Small Joys

| February 26, 2012 | 17 Replies

I left home on Saturday. I remember looking forward to long road trips when living in other places. These days, there is a certain bitter-sweetness in leaving my little house and the beloved views of my home. A light winter storm drifted over the Great Basin, providing a dramatic backdrop of clouds. On occasion, shafts […]

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Raison d’Etre

Raison d’Etre

| February 6, 2012 | 11 Replies

An obscure anniversary came and went last month, and I did not realize it until some days after. Seventeen years. A fateful decision, a dazzling mix of excitement and fear, happiness and guilt, wonder and relief and anxiety. I expected to start a new life. I did not expect to become a new person. Nothing […]

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The Examined Life (Part II)

The Examined Life (Part II)

| January 30, 2012 | 14 Replies

A continuation of The Examined Life (Part I)… ~~~ Shortly before writing this second installment, I had a chance to listen to Dr. James Orbinski talk about his humanitarian work, and particularly his work in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. It was gut-wrenching and offered a vivid reminder of how privileged we are to even […]

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The Examined Life (Part I)

The Examined Life (Part I)

| January 29, 2012 | 15 Replies

If there is a right, just and moral way to live, work and interact with the world, it is inevitable to ask why it cannot easily be articulated and agreed upon by all and why practically every formal doctrine attempting to do so becomes rife with paradoxes and contradictions. There’s no doubt that a discussion […]

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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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