Tag Archives: Hiking (2)

Horripilation

A summer morning in the Santa Barbara backcountry. Weigh your counsel, Priest, he said. We are all here together. Yonder sun is like the eye of God and we will cook impartially upon this great siliceous griddle I do assure … Continue reading

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Resuscitation

Car headlights swept the blackness revealing a whirling glimpse of dirt parking lot that flashed in the night. Boulders ringed the empty lot before a backdrop of lumpy drab forest. Two men stood bound in a sleepless stupor gazing at … Continue reading

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Petroglyph, Santa Ynez Mountains

“The symbols of shamans were potentially dangerous because of their material spirituality connecting them to the sacred…The vulva itself was considered unusually perilous. For example, a Northern Paiute account indicates that the worst from of sorcery a man could endure … Continue reading

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Parks Management Company’s Red Rock Racket and the Secret Green Ticket

Kid on a rope. Like a river, like a river, sh- Like a river, like a river, sh- Like a river, like a river Shut your mouth and run me like a river —Bishop Briggs River To the River. The River. … Continue reading

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Wind Poppy (Papaver heterophyllum)

Rancho Nuevo Canyon, Dick Smith Wilderness (Early May, 2012) “It is possible to be indifferent to flowers—possible but not very likely. Psychiatrists regard a patient’s indifference to flowers as a symptom of depression. It seems that by the time the … Continue reading

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