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The West is a place to ponder eternity

The West is a place to ponder eternity


This photo shows three college students, sitting in the rain/snow/sleet near Sheep Rock in central Oregon, mesmerized by the notion of time passing before their eyes and climate changing over time. Where are we headed as a Nation?