Book Review: Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout by Philip Connors
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Book Review: Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout by Philip Connors

Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout by Philip Connors My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I was 19, I spent a summer as a forest fire lookout. It changed my life indelibly, and for that reason, I was interested in Philip Connors’ book. He does not disappoint. Phillip, for the past 8…

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I’m turning into my mother-in-law

Some women have a¬†worry of turning into their mother, especially during stressful times. I have found through a quirk of fate that I think I’m turning into my mother-in-law instead! She was a simple, though intelligent woman who died many years ago, a¬†traditional homemaker who raised a large family in the 40s and 50s and…

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West Fork, Oak Creek Canyon, R.I.P.

                      Rest in peace, West Fork, Oak Creek Canyon

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Slide Fire Arizona Smog

Charles Dickens in his novels of Victorian England used to speak of thick, foul miasma of air that stung the nose and burned the eyes. We had that here yesterday as an inversion layer crowded the smoke to the earth, grounding the air support helicopters and spotter planes. I attended a community meeting in Sedona…