This site will always 
 Resist much... 
     ...Obey little!
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I thank Ernest Hemingway for "What Reward, without Risk?"  I thank Edward Abbey for wisdoms he shared and keep the rebel spirit alive: "Resist Much, Obey Little".  Valued input from two of the 20th Century's great writers.  I thank Sammy Freeman and Adnan Khashoggi for their lessons and guidance regarding life and business; wisdoms I have utilized throughout my life.  I thank Ginny Mageras for the wisdom and guidance she has provided for the past fifteen years and for the periodic insanity she delivers to our lives - never a dull moment.  I cannot imagine life without continual challenges. 

Chronicling The Wild that Remains is one reason for taking risks while obeying nature's rules tied to wilderness and allows me to exhibit our wild and open spaces, with photographs and words.  

Buffalo and Wild Mustangs continue to roam the deserts, desolate canyons and plains.  Wild they may be, gentle they are, unless threatened.  Being on the open range, in the heart of the wilderness, continues to please immensely.  For two years I lived in Moab, Utah, to be closer to the wild that remains.  After two years of roaming the Colorado Plateau, I followed that endless road back to my Holladay home; white-line fever has subsided, but I am still not immune to that virus.

One philosophy I learned to dispel: "You can never go home again."  Sounds plausible but is incorrect. All roads lead back home, if you allow yourself to follow the road home.  I thank that wonderful spirit who helped guide me back home after many years on the road, roaming the wild.  
    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.
Well known Salt Lake City architect, Peter Emerson, created the poster.
Claudia Appling, aka Montana Rose, opened the show with Joni Mitchell's Yellow Taxi, and today, The Terrace remains a parking lot.  
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At 6 AM, John Florence's 'Brand New Day', brings musical diversity to continue expanding our musical soul. KRCL has a streaming app for when you're on the road.
Property Rights  
Additional poems are on that page,  
along with works from my upcoming book:
Love & Disdain.
This site will be updated regularly in order to keep it current & viewer friendly.
​I'm a sucker for vintage signs.
The Terrace Ballroom's Curtain Call -