Roadside shrines

Roadside shrines

Durango, CO – They dot the Southwest landscape, paying tribute to lives lost and dreams shattered. Sobering symbols of grief and love, roadside shrines commemorate a place where someone died suddenly. They’re found all over the world, particularly in the...
A quarter tank of fumes

A quarter tank of fumes

Here, I pay tribute to my friend Robin Dadisman, who passed away in late 2013, with a story about phantom fuel and a red racing Mustang. We set out for Central City one 1994 summer evening in Robin’s beloved red ’71 Mustang Mach 1. We were on a mission. A logo...
Divining stories from detritus

Divining stories from detritus

Listen: Your browser does not support the audio element. Tucson, Ariz. – People send Davy Rothbart trash. Readers of his Found Magazine send him love letters, to-do lists, pictures, doodles, any form of written communication, as long as it’s not theirs....
A Kartchner Caverns tour with Gary Tenan

A Kartchner Caverns tour with Gary Tenan

Benson, Ariz. – About 40 miles southeast of Tucson, under the limestone rock of the Whetstone Mountains, lies a vast, living cave called Kartchner Caverns. It was discovered in 1974 by Gary Tenan and Randy Tufts, two amateur cavers from Tucson. A small cleft in...

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