Category Archives: Class Reflections

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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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The Colorado Artery

This is an essay written to accompany my first cultural map of the semester [Cultural Map: Colorado Artery]. Healing a Heart in the West I was born with a ventricular septal defect: a hole between the bottom two chambers of … Continue reading

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Hearing the Trees

We spent this morning at the Arboretum at Flagstaff with a local writer.  She spoke to us for a short while about writing methodology and non-fiction authorship.  We then had about 90 minutes to explore the campus, find a place … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Travel

We have an assignment tonight, to write a reflective piece on an excerpt given to us.  We have two to choose from: Terry Tempest Williams’ Why I Write or Wallace Stegner’s The Sense of Place (1992).  Both are definitely worth the read. … Continue reading

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The Value of Springs

In class today we talked about seeps and springs, y’know, like those sources of water that sometimes seem to magically appear from the ground?  Well, the activity was to list stakeholders of springs in the Southwest. Our list: NPS_USFS_USGS_BLM_BoR Hopi_Navajo_Pai … Continue reading