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Leaving a Part of Yourself Behind – White Sands National Monument

What does it mean to leave a part of yourself in a place, like when Tony Bennett sang that he left his heart in San Francisco? When we say such things, do we mean it metaphorically or is there literally some part of ourselves we leave behind? If it is metaphor, what is the metaphor …

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National Park Week: Mesa Verde NPS

Not only do National Parks provide a retreat to reacquaint ourselves with nature and explore our connection to it, but they are an educational experience as well. Take for example Mesa Verde NPS, home of many ancient Puebloans cliff dwellings. Indeed there is the stunning landscape of the high desert to enjoy, but also all around …

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National Parks Week – Arches NPS

The National Parks contain many recognizable features to which tourists flock. At Arches National Park the two most iconic are likely Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock. The familiarity of their image did not diminish the power and impact I felt when experiencing them first hand. Their existence speaks to the wild creativity of nature in …

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