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Postcard from the Alvord

Posted by leighann | March 26th, 2013 | Filed under Personal Reflection, Travel, Who We Are

Alvord Desert Hot Springs

Last Friday, around 2pm, Mark, our GM disappeared. It was shortly after consuming a pomegranite margarita (no salt) and a taco platter. Of course, this is not unusual. Mark has been known to mysteriously vanish only to suddenly reappear days later with a grin and a suntan. This time, he resurfaced on a Monday morning smelling of sulpher and parched earth, surely evidence of a desert escapade. But he was gracious enough to write us a virtual postcard so we wouldn’t have to rely on an Edward Abbey quote to complement these few captured moments. 

The desert is a diaspora for the displaced, a refuge from our hyper-saturated social scene, attracting the margins of society— mystics and malcontents, desperadoes and drug runners, rednecks and ranchers, artists and anarchists.

It’s an environment that expands our visual and perceptual horizons. —Mark

3 Responses to “Postcard from the Alvord”

  • April 5, 2013 at 9:55 am | Jordan says

    Where are these photos from?

  • April 9, 2013 at 8:43 am | Leighann says

    Jordan: They’re from the Alvord desert and Borax hot springs in Eastern Oregon.

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