Category Archives: National Parks

The wet and the dry: Niagara Falls and Big Bend

    The volume Big Bend includes the story “Big Bend,” awarded the 2001 Flanner O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The Holland Hotel is across the road from the train station in Alpine, TX, Amtrak’s stop for Big Bend. You’ll need a … Continue reading

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GRAND CANYON DINING: FIGS WRAPPED IN BACON AND MOUNTAIN LIONS IN THE SHADOWS

  Todd and I had never heard of figs wrapped in bacon until thirty-some years ago, reading aloud Canadian author Robertson Davies’ Tempest-Tost (1951). In the book a patron of a small town theatrical group has figs wrapped in bacon … Continue reading

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