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March 28, 2018
Dig at Homolovi
East of Winslow, a tarp tied at six points pumps like an enormous drum. Wind does not stop, not even to breathe, hot Arizona dust-blower from the north, the land of the dead. A crew fifteen feet down in the pit...

March 03, 2018
Another Day on Red Mountain Pass
One spring night years ago, more than 60 avalanches crossed a 5-mile stretch of this highway. The town of Ouray was buried in a sudden 4 feet of snowfall. I was working at the weekly paper in Ouray at the time...

August 24, 2017
Why Am I Not There?
I've heard totality is a mystical experience, once in a lifetime. Your inner picture of the earth, possibly the entire cosmos can change. Ive driven eight hours for far less....

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Looking for Shelter Utah
I keep rehearsing in my head what it will feel like to walk straight to these cave-arches, congratulating the compass of my body, but poking down one bedrock draw after the next I see my compass is off...

Running with Fire Colorado
Late that night JT and I are running through the dark with torches outstretched, boots crashing through wind-hardened snow. We move fast, as if we had stolen this fire from the gods...

Eight Months Pregnant in New York New York
She leans back on her palms, bracing herself on years of dog piss and chewing gum. No one stops to see if she needs help. All it takes is a quick glance to see this woman needs help from no one...

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