Permanent Vacation: The Impermanence of Life in the National Parks

Permanent Vacation: The Impermanence of Life in the National Parks

Review of Permanent Vacation: Twenty Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks, edited by Kim Wyatt (Bona Fide Books, 2011), an assortment of short recollections by writers who lived and worked in national parks. Sometimes adventurous, even frightening, often poetic, this collection offers intimate views rarely experienced by the millions who enjoy American national parks each year. ♨

Yellowstone pilgrimage in 1866 by Jesuit ‘Black Robe’ Missionary

Yellowstone pilgrimage in 1866 by Jesuit ‘Black Robe’ Missionary

A Piegan hunting party took the Jesuit missionary Francis Kuppens to Yellowstone in 1866. Awestruck by the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, amazed by the steaming fountains of geysers erupting skyward and the brilliant colors of scalding hot springs, the young Black Robe understood the glory of a God who had created such a magical and mysterious land of wonders. ♨