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The Shadow Knows

Text & photo by Virginia Parker Staat

“Beware the ides of March.”  ~ William Shakespeare

Eric and sign

Six-foot-plus Eric is dwarfed by the simple sign.

Would Eric really do it?

As I write this, we have just come off the Dempster Highway, one of my favorite roads on the planet. This road is the most northern you can drive in Canada during the summer. Continue reading

September – October 2018

Heading up the Medano

Five horsemen travel along upper Medano Creek in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve near Alamosa, Colorado. by William Horton

Hot off the presses: the last newsletter before conference. News, announcements, photos, tips … it’s all here. Click to download it now.

July – August 2018

butterfly at Great Sand Dunes

It’s wonderful what you can see while walking around the campground at Great Sand Dunes. © Don Laine

Click here to see and download a pdf of the newsletter. You’ll find all your favorite columns, some announcements, the latest information about our upcoming conference in Alamosa/Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado, and more.

Tapping the Storyteller

by Virginia Parker Staat

“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn.
Tell me the truth and I’ll believe.
But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.”
~ Native American Proverb

Years ago I attended a literary reading series. After one of the writers finished reading his essay aloud, he asked the audience an intriguing question, Continue reading