Tag Archive: desert

Straight lines

“I don’t much care for straight lines. Too lacking in possibility.” – Craig Childs, from Soul of Nowhere


We are driving through Arches National Park, and it’s raining. There are big flashes of lightning here and there, but I can’t hear if there is any thunder. The car windows are rolled… Continue reading

The eyes of this place

  “To stare directly into the eyes of a place like this, to not look away, is nearly unbearable.” – Craig Childs, from the book  Soul of Nowhere   Max and I spent… Continue reading

Owachomo Natural Bridge, Utah

I am sitting in Natural Bridges National Monument, at Owachomo Natural Bridge, the last of three natural bridges in the Monument. It is after dark, and I’m waiting for the stars and my… Continue reading

Utah Wandering

  I’ve lived a lot of places, but I’ve never lived out here, in the desert of Utah. I wonder what it would be like, to wake every day to this. It looks… Continue reading

My heart belongs to the desert

My heart belongs to the desert; land of sun, dirt, rock. I am the raven, dark shadow on the red rock wall. I am the sage, slowly crinkling in the sun. I am… Continue reading

Merritt Island: Heart and Soul

Part of my soul lives in the mountains. The steepness, the rough and smooth edges, peaks sharp or rounded, a barren summit or a wooded grove on the hillsides, the view, and the… Continue reading