Move over, Ed Abbey

 

Craig Childs is a treasure, and his essay in the last issue is but another jewel (HCN, 12/26/11 & 1/09/12, "Stranger in these parts"). I have been enjoying his words for a decade and have now come to realize that he is my favorite Southwestern writer since Ed Abbey. I think that Ed, whom I spent a day with a few years before he turned in his boots, would be OK with that.

Mike Pasqualetti
Tempe, Arizona