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Interests (In no particular order)

but first check out Wisdom of the Week from Backpacker magazine.  Basecamp from Backpacker Magazinelink leaves site
  • Internet - here we are
  • Bolivia link leaves site - traveled there for the '94 eclipse
  • Baja link leaves site  - traveled there for the '91 eclipse
  • Big Bend National Park link leaves site - been going there for 25 years
  • Sierra Nevada link leaves site  - love the granite
  • San Francisco - the city
  • Truth - One truth vs. Multiple truths
  • Skepticism link leaves site  - yes everyone could be wrong
  • Programming
  • Literary Criticism - New field for Chris
  • Native American History - love to follow their footpaths
  • Road Trips - the highway, truck stops and diners
  • Photography - mostly slides
  • Mind - the brain and it's function
  • Cults link leaves site  - beware cult mind control
  • Rocks - look down for an adventure
  • Identity - Am I that name?
  • American West - the opening of the west
  • Water Rights link leaves site  - Phoenix probably should not exist
  • The Rio Grande - links to sites about clean water...
  • Religion - comparative studies
  • Maps link leaves site  - where am I

Oh yes, we like to camp with our axes (or hatchets)...

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness group shot, 1995: (L to R) Chris (holding 'Stella', the guitar named Desire), Aurora, John, Jacque, Dan.
Chris, Aurora, John, Jacque, Dan

  • Some favorite books:
    • The Demon Haunted World - Carl Sagan
    • Beyond the Hundredth Meridian - Wallace Stegner
    • Virgin Land - Henry Nash Smith
    • Portable Jung
    • The Portable Nietzsche
    • Pragmatism - William James
    • Varieties of Religious Experience - William James
    • The American West as Living Space - Wallace Stegner
    • The Exploration of the Colorado River - John Wesley Harding
    • The Phenomenon of Man - Teilhard de Chardin
    • Computers as Theatre - Brenda Laurel
    • Desert Solitaire - Edward Abbey
    • Combating Cult Mind Control - Steven Hassan
    • Trance-formations - John Grinder/Richard Bandler
    • The Nature of Hypnosis - Milton H. Erickson
    • The Guru Papers - Joel Kramer & Diana Alstad
    • Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling
    • The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind - Julian Jaynes
    • The Art of the Long View - Peter Schwartz
    • The Design of Everyday Things - Donald Norman
    • The Mind's Eye - Douglas R. Hofstadter and Daniel C. Dennet
  • Some books to read (or finish):
    • Gender on Ice - Lisa Bloom
    • Gender Trouble - Judith Butler
    • Cadillac Desert - Marc Reisner
    • Rivers of Empire - Donald Worster
    • Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada - Clarence King
    • The Course of Empire - Bernard DeVoto
    • Endurance - Alfred Lansing
    • Decline and Fall of the Freudian Empire - Hans Eysenck
    • Poetry, Language, Thought - Martin Heidegger
    • Clarence King - Biography - Thurman Wilkins


  Banner Peak from Island Pass, Ansel Adams Wilderness

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