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February 11th, 2010
An introduction to The Way of Things

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Author: John Sowell

I found this book to be fascinating and one that I truly recommend to anybody exploring the desert southwest. In some ways, it is similar to book The Secret Knowledge of Water. The author did not delve as deeply into the philosophical issues and...

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To further understand the wind and its effect on the environment, I present you with a model made of black basaltic rock and light colored sand. This simplified model allows you to easily see the classic reactions between wind and terrain.

Articles

August 7th, 2017
This humble, often overlooked creature lives almost everywhere in the desert, such as along the dry lakes at the bottom of Death Valley and in the high mountains among the piñons and junipers.
April 8th, 2016
Perhaps a 1000 summers have come and gone since this glyph was etched into the stone, and yet it story is as clear and precise as the day it was made. This story is a moment in time that was treasured by an individual. To truly understand this moment we must understand this ancient archer.
January 6th, 2016
In this day and age, of electric lights and telescopes, the cultural influence of the moon has changed. In our hunter gatherer past everybody would have lived by, and understood the ever-changing yet predictable cycles of the moon. Watching the night sky from their campfires our ancestors saw the moon make its way across the sky, on a path that kept it above the clouds and below the stars, making it unreachable yet not so far away.

Philosophy

August 7th, 2017
In the past Bigfoot’s existed exclusively in the myths and legends told around the glow of the campfires of North America. Now “Bigfoot / Sasquatch” lives like the rest of us in the glow of the electronic campfire that is television and computer screens around the world.
November 4th, 2016
Newberry cave was not a tomb or burial site. What was there, was the physical remains of a human- bighorn sheep relationship that was uniquely specific to time and culture.
March 20th, 2016
Native American rock art of the great basin has long been viewed as largely mysterious. With a debate as to whether it was art for art's sake or a symbolic language that had a universal understanding when it was made.