In the winter of 1985 I was driving through the Mojave Desert with a friend, talking about our apparent need for new river gear. As we passed the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base, a man unexpectedly appeared on the side of the road selling used ammo cans. My friend and I laughed wildly and quickly came to realize that the moment was "All In A Days' Karma". This blog contains the occasional ramblings of a died-in-the-wool westerner who loves seeing, understanding, and being alive upon these landscapes. I cherish the moments of bliss and irony that come to all of us as we explore the planet and its residents (and perhaps visitors) in the short time we are here.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Arizona Republic Article on Petrified Forest Expansion

The Republic ran a great article on the difficulties of expanding the boundaries of Petrified Forest National Park. Read it here:

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Another Grand Canyon Controversy

There is quite a controversy going on in the blogosphere about God and the Grand Canyon. It started with an article in Time magazine. Here is a link to the original article.

And here is a link to a summary of the controversy.

Fantastic Photographs From National Geographic

My friend Howard C. forwarded this link to some pretty amazing photographs from National Geographic. Not surprisingly, I have been to many of these places but my photographs are nowhere near this good. Have a look here.

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Ultra Deep Field - 13 Billion Years Ago

This 4-minute video explains how we came to see all the way to very edge of the universe, some 13.5 billion years ago. Watch the humbling video here.

I post this in the memory of Joe Orr, who began his celestial journey on Dec. 9 of last year. Joe loved the night sky and the wonder it engendered in our inquisitive selves.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year From Flagstaff

Dawn Kish - photographer par excelence in Flagstaff - took this shot of the famous Pine Cone Drop that occurs every New Year's at 10 PM and 12 AM from the balcony of the Weatherford Hotel in downtown Flagstaff. The Pine Cone Drop is becoming well-known throughout the state as a must-see event.

Dawn Kish and her photography can be reached at:

1810 N. San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, Arizona  86001
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