• Homage to Edward Abbey

    (Author’s note: March 14 is the 31st anniversary of Ed’s death in 1989. This story originally appeared in Chronicles Magazine in 1999.) It may or may not make sense for the living to think in arbitrary terms of decades, centuries, and millennia; what is certain is, the dead don’t. Edward Abbey had been deceased just two… Read More

  • Papagueria: 2

      Past Robles Junction, where the road coming north from Sasabe meets Highway 86, we crossed onto the Papago reservation heading west toward the Indian capital of Sells, no lights ahead save the constellation­ of the Kitt Peak Observatory lifted high against the night sky by the bulk of the Baboquivari Mountains, and almost no traffic…. Read More