The Lessons in Rocks

To many Native American tribes, rocks are the "stone people," or Ancestors. I was in a sweat lodge once and the huge volcanic rocks in the pit glowed red like searing hot sponges. The holes in the rocks, along with the shadows from the fire (or maybe it was my encroaching delirium from the intense [...]

The Most Precious Stone

I love rocks. Stones, earth, dirt, sand, gravel -- I love rocks in every form. Walking along a gravel road, a pretty pebble protrudes and catches my eye, and I crouch down to pick it up and examine it further...sometimes I keep it, sometimes I put it back when I’m done. I just like to [...]

Nankoweap

"If anybody is not blown away by the Grand Canyon, they won't be blown away by Judgement Day, either. To spend the night on rocks that have been warmed to 120 degrees by the sun, to feel the incredibly insistent and very dangerous Colorado River rush by you, to be down in the depths of [...]