Tag Archives: Sam Rushforth

Notebooks

A beautiful new book of Peter Handke’s drawings arrived in the mail this week. The drawings are from his notebooks, most of them small, all of them of things he sees while walking or traveling. They are visual notes, like … Continue reading

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A Walk with Frank

A couple of weeks ago Sam Rushforth handed me his red hat. For you, he said. That’s your favorite hat, I said. Part of my ongoing attempt to keep you from looking like a total dork, he said. Thank you, … Continue reading

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After the Fire

Last September’s fire changed the face of our mountain (Santaquin Peak). Walking on the mountainside this morning, I could still smell smoke at times and ashes were so thick in some places that nothing had yet grown through. For Nature, … Continue reading

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My Son and My Friend: Birthdays on November 24

This conjunction of birthdays (my son Ben and my friend Sam) leads me, today, to think about friendship and family. Father/Son relationships are difficult in as many ways as they are rewarding. “Your mum and dad,” as Philip Larkin famously … Continue reading

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BIRTHDAY/BOOKDAY

On the 23 of September 2016, Alex Caldiero celebrates his 67th birthday. On the 27 of September he celebrates the birth of his new book Who Is the Dancer, What Is the Dance at Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt … Continue reading

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Paul Crow: Repetitions

The idea of repetition is a recurring one (pun intended). Kierkegaard wrote a book titled Repetition and Robbe-Grillet wrote a novel with that title. Peter Handke’s novel Repetition was a catalyst for the trip I took with Zarko Radakovic into the Austrian/Slovenian landscape of … Continue reading

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Talking Nature and Human Nature: Reading in Provo Canyon

For the Utah Book Festival, Sam and I will be reading with two other Utah Valley writers, Steve Peck and George Handley. October 11 at 1 p.m. [click for a larger image]

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Invitation to a Book Launch: Wild Rides & Wildflowers

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Diatoms: Wild Rides, Wildflowers

Sam’s amazing microscopic photos of the plants that are his botanical specialty, 50 of them, will grace the 50 chapters of our book.

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Response to Wild Rides, Wildflowers

Steve Peck, author of the fine novel The Scholar of Moab, has just written this generous account of our manuscript, scheduled for publication by Torrey House Press in March 2014: Following the conversations and adventures of Scott and Sam was a … Continue reading

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