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Zane Grey: Solitude and the Western Hero

A bright yellow streak on the triangular head of the Diamondback Rattlesnake glistened in the sunlight as my father held out his hand. The snake’s mouth opened wide; huge yellow, needle-sharp fangs wet with saliva emerged fully from the sheath … Continue reading

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Solitude and Silence in Cottonwood Canyon

“The desert empties you…it is not a place wherein you can decide how you want to grow and change, but is a place that you undergo, expose yourself to, and have the courage to face. The idea is not so … Continue reading

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Finding Solitude at a Miner’s Cabin

 “By touching the center of our solitude, we sense that we have been touched by loving hands.”  Henri Nouwen. The hot June desert wind buffeted my car as I drove the sandy road east toward the Inyo Mountains. Sun sets … Continue reading

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