Home On The Range

Just offering up a randomly selected image from the archives. This one from Yellowstone National Park:

We had seen them all during our brief stay there as part of our 4,500-mile road trip in 2006. We marveled at bison, elk, moose, black bear, grizzly, coyote — even the elusive gray wolf. But not the fabled pronghorn antelope. Not the fastest land animal of North America, second in the world only to the cheetah. Not until this morning of July 8, when at 6:17 a.m. we came around a bend in the highway and found this one catching the new morning’s sun and scouting from atop a ridge.

We were fortunate in that our arrival predated by a couple of minutes that of an inconsiderate member of my species who destroyed the silence and serenity after spying the stately animal from the road and then noisily sped its SUV to a gravel-spitting stop in the turnout that sent the pronghorn rightly scampering away out of view. And me rightfully grumbling at what noxious chumsuckers we humans can be.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."