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

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Author: Edna Calkins Price

This book could be viewed in many different ways, as a history book, an adventure book, or a book about various places in the Southwest. And it is certainly all that! However, for me it is a book about two people leaving the modern world and...

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A short discussion on vandalism of petroglyphs done in ancient times and two of the basic means of making petroglyphs pecking and scratching.

Articles

February 19th, 2015
When walking the desert in the summer time heat one finds there is a stillness on the land. The stark blue sky without any clouds is motionless, and all the animals or deep in their burrows or hiding in what little shade they can find.
January 13th, 2015
We have a beautiful example of this, in this petroglyph. It is an ancient story, told in an ancient way, by an ancient people. Yet this image, this story, transcends the time and culture that made it. It is a story that is still told around a few campfire today, perhaps not as often as it should be. It is the story of a good kill gone bad.
June 22nd, 2014
When you walk the desert quietly and alone long enough you quit observing it in a conscious manner, and you learn things in the silence of the desert.

Philosophy

June 11th, 2015
All hunter gatherer cultures throughout the world past or present inculturerated a tradition of a vision quest in one form or another. They usually culminated in a dream or vision that was interpreted as a message from the spirit world. These dreams and visions derive much of their power and influence from the animal imagery and symbolism they contained.
March 31st, 2015
One of the most important adaptations that all desert animals have in common is their use and understanding of the thermal environment. Desert bighorn sheep are no exception to this, indeed they have mastered it.
February 27th, 2015
For many years environmental organizations have concentrated their efforts on maintaining and improving natural and artificial water sources for desert bighorn sheep.