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Wild mustangs and buffalo continue to roam our deserts, desolate canyons and plains. Wild they may be, gentle they are, unless threatened. Living in Moab, Utah, for two years allowed me to be intimately close to the wild that remains. After two years of roaming the Colorado Plateau, that endless road brought me back to my beloved Holladay home; white-line fever has subsided, I am not immune.
I thank Ernest Hemingway for: "What Reward, without Risk?" I thank Edward Abbey for keeping the rebel spirit alive: "Resist Much, Obey Little". Valued input. I thank Sammy Freeman and Adnan Khashoggi for lessons and guidance regarding family and business; wisdoms utilized throughout my life. Never a Dull Moment, a philosophy to which I adhere. I cannot imagine life without challenges, learning, risk, and growth.
Chronicling The Wild that Remains is one reason for taking risks while obeying nature's rules tied to wilderness. It allows me to experience, enjoy, exhibit, and share the wonders of our wild and open spaces on this site, for those who do not have the opportunity to roam America's wild. I do this with the photographs and words on this site.
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 fun was had by all.
At 6 AM, John Florence's 'Brand New Day' program, brings musical diversity to continuously expand our musical soul. 90.9 FM, Weekdays 5 - 10 AM
Additional poems are on that page,
along with works from my upcoming book:
Love & Disdain.
This site is updated regularly to keep it current & viewer friendly.
The Terrace Ballroom's Curtain Call -
EAS is a life-saving technology I invented and funded with promises from the U.S. DOT of reimbursement, but 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 it, but felt it significant enough to leave in place.
Your comments and opinions about this site are welcome.
Backroads Utah is photographically preserving Utah's rural communities and historical significant places on Utah's back roads.