Thursday, September 25, 2008

Postcards from the Four Corners' future

For Inside Outside Southwest's 10th anniversary issue, editor Jan Nesset asked all of us columnists to write our columns as though we were writing from 50 years from now.

That was fun.

I couldn't help but daydream ... I'd be 98 years old, traveling in a VW van -- pulled by two donkeys -- and out on a multi-week trek across the recently created Four Corners state of Powell (whose state motto is "Earn Your Turns") -- where pavement is outlawed, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe enjoys a cultural renaissance, and the "rewilded" landscape and outback economy has been trademarked as The Backcountry(R).

That would be fun!

Read my full fantasy here.

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