Saturday would have been Edward Abbey’s 84th birthday. (I think he’s still waiting for someone to take out the Glen Canyon Dam.*) Here are two of my favorite quotes of his:

“Completely passive, acted upon but never acting, the desert lies there like the bare skeleton of Being, spare, sparse, austere, utterly worthless, inviting not love but contemplation.”


“A drink a day keeps the shrink away.”

Amen, brother.

*dear FBI, if you are monitoring the interwebs, I’m not a terrorist. That was just the plot point of The Monkey Wrench Gang.