"The only value we have as human beings,
are the risks we are willing to take." Ernest Hemingway
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Wild mustangs and buffalo continue to roam America's deserts, desolate canyons and plateaus. Wild they may be, gentle they can be. Living in Moab, Utah for two years, allowed me to get close with the wild that remains. After years of roaming the Colorado Plateau, that endless road took me back to my Holladay home. White-line fever has subsided, yet I accept 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 me to experience, enjoy and share the wonders of the remaining open & wild spaces with those who can only roam the wild and risk through the Internet. Let the photos, words, and spirit of this site take you into the wild.
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.
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
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.
The Photography page links to many subjects with links below taking you to some
"In wildness is the preservation of the world."
- Henry David Thoreau