Arizona/Southern Utah

Page, Arizona: It’s strange to see a town planned and built in the 1950s. There’s a turn in the road where every church is lined up in a row.The next turn, motels. I saw my friend Cristina’s band “Native Country” there. They’re a Navajo country and western band. That’s right, Indians have become cowboys, buried…

Flagstaff Musings

I. So here I am in Flagstaff, Arizona, birthplace of crazy Mars canals theories and the demoted planet Pluto. I like this city. Coming from the arid and bleakly beautiful San Juan Basin (the geological area Chaco Canyon is in), the San Francisco peaks that hover over the town to the North are like walking…

Four Musings

A lot of people find this place spiritual. The mystery of the ancient Chacoans holds many in its spell. I am not one of those.

I come in peace, Hippy.

I don’t often travel without a plan of some sort. In the past, I always felt constricted by my premeditated itinerary, but too wimpy to wrap it up in caution and throw it out the window. But, when I travelled last week to New Mexico, I tried to grow; I had a firm destination—Chaco Canyon…