This site will always be
"The only value we have as human beings, 
  are the risks we are willing to take."                                                                Ernest Hemingway                                                   
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Welcome - 
    Wild mustangs and buffalo continue to roam America's deserts, desolate canyons and plateaus.  Wild they may be, gentle they are. After years of roaming the Colorado Plateau and living in Moab for two years, the endless road took me back to my Holladay home. White-line fever has subsided, yet I recognize that I am not immune. 
   Thank you, Ernest Hemingway for: "What Reward, without Risk?" Thanks to Edward Abbey for reinforcing the rebel spirit: "Resist Much, Obey Little". I thank Sammy Freeman and Adnan Khashoggi for lessons and guidance regarding family and business. They provided me wisdoms utilized throughout my life. "Never a Dull Moment" is a philosophy to which I adhere. I cannot imagine life without challenges, learning, growth and fun filled activities, all with different levels of risk. 
   Chronicling The Wild that Remains is one reason for taking risks.  It allows one to experience, enjoy and share the wonders of the remaining open & wild spaces with those who can only roam the wild via the Internet. Let the photos, words, and spirit of this site take you into the wild I have learned to enjoy and respect.  
    PROSE           &           POETRY 

The road rolls on forever...
Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany is where it all began.  
 On Dec. 11, 1981, when   America's biggest   Ballroom was being   turned into a Parking   Lot, I promoted  the   Farewell Party for the   world-renown concert   venue, the Terrace Ballroom.   'A  Farewell to the Terrace' was the  Queen's last event.
Salt Lake City architect, Peter Emerson, created the poster.
Claudia Appling, aka Montana Rose, opened the show with Joni Mitchell's Yellow Taxi;  "They took Paradise and put up a Parking Lot."  
Cow Jazz played one hell of a concert and a great night was had by all.
Contact Us
      under construction.
At 7 AM, John Florence's 'Brand New Day' program, brings musical diversity to continuously expand our musical soul. 90.9 FM, Weekdays 7 - 10 AM
Property Rights  
Additional  essays & poems from my upcoming book:
Tales of Love & Hate
 Release date, January 2024
The Terrace Ballroom's Curtain Call -
EAS is a life-saving technology I invented and funded with promises from the U.S. DOT of a grant. When the Sec. of Transportation was changed, all those promises left with him, along with the interest in this technology.
I was going to delete this information but felt it significant enough to leave in place. The auto industry can do this with simple programming now and tying a signal from an emergency vehicle to an alert over the audio system. 
Your comments and opinions about this site are welcome. 

Backroads Utah is  photographically preserving Utah's rural communities and places of historical significant on Utah's back roads.
NEW   June 3, 2023
The Photography page links to many other topics. Links on this page will take you to some of the most visited pages.
"In wildness is the preservation of the world."
                                              - Henry David Thoreau