‘Utah’ Archive

Chicks with Bricks 6 June 2013 No Comments

The Thelma and Louise Half-Marathon in Moab is staged in tribute to the 1991 film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Callie Khouri, and shot on location in Southern Utah.  The race takes place on the same scenic highway (UT-279) where the eponymous heroines meet their fate after an epic road trip in a 1966 […]

Frozen Confections Past 4 August 2011 No Comments

While I was on jury duty in July the Times published an article mentioning Wooly’s, a new shaved ice stand on Municipal Plaza, between McKim, Mead & White’s Municipal Building and Cass Gilbert’s U.S. (now Thurgood Marshall) Courthouse. . . . . . . . . . . In pre-Civic Center days, this was a […]

Fitness and Civilization 22 May 2009 No Comments

Power walking, it turns out, is one of the hallmarks of the American civilization.  I had seen plenty of it in Los Angeles: folks in groups of two and three, arms swinging with their strides while making their way slowly but determinedly through the hills of Griffith Park.  I hadn’t paid much attention to these […]

East is East 11 May 2009 No Comments

I left Los Angeles on April 29th to begin my long, meandering, journey towards the Atlantic.  Meandering is key here because my planned route involves several deviations from a single-minded east-bound trajectory.  Since I’ve long embraced deviance, these excursions didn’t seem like a big deal.  What are a few hundred extra miles when the trip […]