Category Archives: Grand Canyon Semester

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A Return to Prompt 3

A friend directed me to gizoogle.net after he searched for his own blog on the site.  I immediately did the same, and the first post it ‘translated’ was from back in Arizona: Prompt 3: No matter how hard I tried … Continue reading

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The Old Road

This essay accompanies the final product of my Cultural Map, an assignment for our Humanities course.  Unfortunately, I cannot scan in my map because the professor already has it, but this essay still says a lot. This map is a … Continue reading

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A Morning Memory

This is my submission for the fourth Prompts to Ponder line prompt: Clouds covered the base of the mountains, leaving the peaks clear in the blue sky. Dear Momus, When I awoke this morning I had much work to do.  I still … Continue reading

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ˌsü-pər-ˈsti-shən

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We spent the last two days in Apache Junction, just on the border with the Tonto National Forest, which houses the Superstition Wilderness and the Superstition Mountains.  It was a relaxing 36 hours; a lot of time in the car, … Continue reading

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Image & Reality

Today we went to the Canyon for the last time as a group.  We watched the sun rise from Shoshone Point, and talked about how our perceptions of the Grand Canyon region and the Colorado Plateau have changed since our … Continue reading

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Life and Glass

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On Friday we visited Ramson Lomatewama, a well-renowned Hopi poet, community leader, and artist.  He and his family live on Hopi, northeast of Flagstaff, landlocked by the Navajo Nation.  It is desert there, in continuous drought.  Ramson and his family … Continue reading

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Prompt 4: Thank goodness

Thank goodness my period came today. My sisters and friends had been talking all week about what I had told them had happened the other weekend with Charlie.  The dinner, the movie, the walk.  The sex. Stir-fry at our favorite … Continue reading

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Prompt 3: No matter how hard I tried . . .

No matter how hard I tried, Lillian despised me.  Frank told me, Stacy told me, Alison even told me!  Who is she to barge into my personal life.  Sure, she’s Frank’s girl, his current fling . . . but don’t … Continue reading

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Prompt 2: I remember the smell

I remember the smell of the cow manure wafting past our car windows as I or my mother or my father or my sister drove home from the airport or summer camp or the train station or school. I remember … Continue reading

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Prompt 1: As I was walking today

As I was walking today, I spotted a creature on the horizon.  It was small, and dark.  it cast no shadow from where I stood, from what I saw, but with the sun to my back and the light to … Continue reading