Saturday, September 3, 2011

running away or running to something

Early  in this blog I wrote about how Bozeman and a lot of western towns were either a refuge or a jumping off point for those looking to escape the restrictions of  civilization and social mores and morals. A few weeks ago I listened to a  interview on NPR about a new book on  life of explorer and artist Everett Reuss who disappeared into the Utah desert in 1934. The NPR interview struck me because its story line closely   followed that of Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer
  So I picked up a copy today and saw that Krakauer had done a introduction to the book.  I'm several pages in all ready and would recommend it to fans of either  exploration, western lore and tragic deaths of writers before their time.

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