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Thursday, September 12, 2019
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Living in Moab, I tend to forget that the rest of the world exists. The canyon walls form a cradle of obliviousness, putting other places out of sight and out of mind.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

In response to M. Reads' disgruntled letter last week, I will start at the bottom of it.

I am not a journalist. As a matter of fact, English is not my native language, but I want to try to tell you a story.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Our positive pregnancy test came the same week as the headlines about “the insect apocalypse,” the global decline in insect populations. Clickbait? Maybe, but the reality of disappearing bugs is legit scary. An article in the February 2019 Atlantic magazine explains:

Thursday, August 22, 2019

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. For those too young to be aware, Woodstock was a multi-day outdoor concert that became a mega-concert. For some, it was a quintessential moment. It was the touchstone and hallmark for a generation, a defining moment in time.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
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If city council candidates’ ads that don’t say much more than “I’m a functioning adult — vote for me” leave you wondering if s/he is the greatest thing since Yelp or somewhere south of a rainy day on the beach, you’re not alone. I wonder, too.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

This in in response to Clara Davenport’s letter, in favor of putting a truck stop along the highway in Spanish Valley. 

The other day I took a look at the Sierra Club’s annual review of Utah state legislators’ votes on issues of environmental concern. The club grades legislators from A to F and gives them “number grades” as well based on the extent to which they backed or opposed bills the club favors. Of cou…

Last week, I drove through four national parks, three national monuments and at least four national forests on my way home from the San Francisco Bay Area to Moab.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

While we are deciding on our new (forced) form of county government, how about we change the way we vote?

Thursday, July 25, 2019

As a river runner and business owner in Utah, I understand the importance of our outdoor economy and how our public lands and rivers provide economic opportunity in the community. Holiday River Expeditions provides outdoor recreation opportunities every season, taking guests out to visit our…

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Some years ago I was nominated for the Ambassador of Recovery in Utah, and with that title I was invited to give a speech at the Utah State Capitol about addiction, my personal experience and my desire to squash the stigma around substance use and mental health diagnosis. I was honored to ha…

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Our elected officials are tasked to do what is best for the 5,000 residents of Moab and 10,000 residents of Grand County. The overwhelming majority of these 10,000 express that we have enough hotels and other overnight accommodations and we do not want any more of the problems that come with them. 

Monday, July 08, 2019

There is a warm, welcoming feeling as Sweden turns to summer. In the morning, I wake up to birds singing, and biking to and from the bus stops, I no longer need a jacket. It’s a slow but steady introduction to the last chapter of my exchange here.

Thursday, July 04, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019

In recent action, four members of the Grand County Council approved and submitted a letter to Love’s Inc. telling them of Grand County’s opposition to Love’s developing a truck and travel stop in southern Spanish Valley.

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