Beyond Dancing

In the act of preserving land for the future, we have often neglected the future of people who considered those lands not just home, but hunting and burial ground,  garden and god Hopi dancer outside Hopi House, Grand Canyon South Rim, 9/2015 In the Grand Canyon I hike down to… Read More

The Benefits of Discomfort

The Benefits of Discomfort

“Direct experience is out best teacher, but it is exactly what we are most bent on obliterating, because it is often so painful. We grow more comfortable at the price of knowing the world and therefore ourselves.”    Joe Kane, Running the Amazon.  We are not meant to live our… Read More

Sun Worship

Sun Worship

Kwagunt RM 56.5 – naseem rakha  In winter, in the canyon, you worship the sun—seek it out like a moth to its flame. There it is—around the next bend, in that eddy, up that cliff. Once in its rays, you shed layers, and your face lifts and your hands are… Read More

Grand Canyon Moon

Grand Canyon Moon

For a month we lived under the sky—no ceilings, no walls, just skin and sun and water. Just stone and ice. And as we moved down river the moon followed, growing each night, lighting paths for night time walks, staring down, stark and white, big then bigger, rising later and… Read More