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The World’s Best Cup of Coffee: Memories of East and West Germany

“The man who fears to be alone will never be anything but lonely, no matter how much he may surround himself with people. But the man who learns, in solitude and recollection, to be at peace with his own loneliness, … Continue reading

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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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