Category Archives: Nature

Hugh Nibley on Fatherhood

I do take the kids out into the canyons and the sagebrush for overnight jaunts, but it always Ends with Mikey howling his head off if he doesn’t go, and then crawling into my sleeping bag in the middle of the night to kick the stuffing out of the bag and me. Continue reading

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Forty Easters Ago

It’s hard to remember Hugh Nibley getting angry in a discussion about religion. Usually he took attacks in stride and found them stimulating rather than making him lose his tempter. I had certainly never seen anything provoke such an immediate and negative response from him. Continue reading

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Video: Christina Nibley Mincek Speaks at Hugh Nibley’s Funeral

Christina Nibley Mincek speaking at Hugh Nibley’s funeral. Hugh Nibley died eight years ago today, February 24, 2005. Continue reading

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The Savage Himalayan Look of our Mountains in Winter

Never since I moved to Utah have I had the bored and restless feeling, that haunting urge to get away, which never let me alone in California. Continue reading

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Eastern Tycoons Blowing their Heads Off Right and Left

The way the he-man cult of the hunter has blossomed forth since the II phase of the War bodes ill for the future of the great republic. Continue reading

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It’s Brains and Character that Count, My Boy

Some local yokel, just out of the army and broke, has picked up twenty-one (21) million bucks around Moab: an American success-story–it’s brains and character that count, my boy. Continue reading

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The Automobile is Not an Unmitigated Blessing

If I had not been fortunate enough to be without a car this summer would perhaps never have discovered that wonderful world behind the first range. Which proves that the automobile is not an unmitigated blessing. Continue reading

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A Galactic Haze of Syllables, Vast and Tenuous

What if these people are to go on talking like this to the end of time; what if no war or plague comes to put a period to their deliberate and willful trivialities? Continue reading

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Walking About in Perfect Emptiness

How natural and easy death seems in the quiet anonymity of the dunes! The neat white vertebra you kick with your toe might be that of a lame sheep, a coyote, or Alexander the Great – it doesn’t make the slightest bit of difference. Continue reading

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