Remembering Kokopelli

Kokopelli is the fertility god of many Southwest Native American Cultures.  He oversees childbirth and crops.  He is a trickster.  He is music.  When I was little my grandparents bought me a subscription to Muse, a magazine for children that focused on science, history and art.  Different muses from history appeared in the margins of […]

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Why it Pays to Plaster Your Car With Stickers

A couple of days ago I pulled into the gas station and immediately noticed that the car in front of me was covered in stickers.  Not just any stickers. It was covered in trail stickers: the AT, the PCT, the Pacific Northwest Trail, the Wonderland Trail, the Colorado Trail, the list goes on.  I leapt […]

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Trail Angels and Magic

Before leaving home I had mentioned how excited Kyle and I were about running into trail magic and trail angels.  My dad laughed and looked at me, exasperated.  I knew what he was thinking, “Sure this trail thing is going to be great and all but now you’re talking about magic and angels!  You’re going […]

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