Category Archives: social commentary

Social Trails Beyond the Forest

Most land management professionals and many recreation professionals know what a social trail is, but in case you’re reading this and don’t have that sort of background social trails (less politely known as herd trails) are trails that develop between … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Part Five

Even as he rolled past the secretary’s desk he knew he’d been unprofessional, but just then, as he banged on the down button of the elevator he didn’t particularly care. He’d never been much of one for working out before … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Part 4

The following morning Dodd decided it was time to bite the bullet and get Scott in to discuss the issue.  Knowing that Scott was one of the rare people who preferred to still speak via the phone rather than by … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Part 3

Dodd returned to his office and had another look at that memo from the chair.  The fact was that without clearing Scott’s funding the university would be hard pressed to attract the sort of PhD students that its mission called … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure Part 2

Scott slipped into the back of the classroom and put his flatbread chicken sandwich down on the desk.  Having been in master’s program courses with Dodd he knew that the actual students would be expected to sit at the front, … Continue reading

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Canyon Dream

Deep deep down That canyon is still there Beneath bayou mud And autumn snow   Her river runs Within my blood To never reach The sea   Salt Cedar Cheat grass And Vegas Suck her dry   And I May … Continue reading

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Oregon Trail Card Game Thoughts

Many of us over the age of twenty-five began learning about the concept of Manifest Destiny playing the classic computer game “Oregon Trail” which went through numerous versions over the decades and innumerable operating systems that allowed players to travel … Continue reading

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Lost in the Bells Part Seven

“Well, that was curious.” Philip Quan said looking up from his USFS issued radio. Sarah, the most Masters level student from Quan’s team glanced towards him and then returned her eye to the spotting scope she was using to watch … Continue reading

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Lost in the Bells Part Six

“8034, I’m seeing a great deal of smoke coming off the fire between you and your trailhead.” “I’m starting to see wisps of it myself.  This really doesn’t look good.  I’m going to be honest, I don’t know the current … Continue reading

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How I write Fiction

How I write fiction- Joshua House I realize that all authors of fiction write it in different ways.  Many still write long hand and then have it transcribed, or transcribe it themselves.  Others write simply on a word processor, typewriter … Continue reading

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