Echoes of the Present

Reflection and reverberation in the desert Southwest

I beat the sun to the canyon and stood on a 500-foot cliff enjoying the remnants of the chilled midnight air between sips ...

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California Dreamin’

But you haven't seen it till you've run it

In my youth, the catch line to a popular song by the Mamas & the Papas was, "If you're goin' to San Francisco, be sure to wear ...

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The Runnability Scale

Can that be run or—ow!

Three buzzards sailed down for a closer look. "I'm not dead yet," I yelled, gesturing a crusty middle finger. ...

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The Forest Is Closed

The cost of admission may be going up

After driving nine hours to Taos, New Mexico, I was shocked to see a sign reading, "THE FOREST IS CLOSED," ...

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The Curse's Blessing

Misfortune makes you run faster

I'm cursed. I know this because after researching it on the internet, I found irrefutable evidence. Wiki Answers said, ...

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Nature's Way

Feeding your spirit in Yellowstone

First, let me say I don't think it's OK to sneak up behind your competition and bite their Achilles. If God wanted us to ...

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