I’ve logged more experience than most with simplicity and the complexity you discover inside simplicity, minimalism and asocial behavior, endurance and landscape.
Here is the truth: I think some deep wisdom inside me (a) sensed the stress, (b) was terrified for me, and (c) gave me something new and hard to focus on in order to prevent me from lapsing into a despair coma — and also to keep me from having a jelly jar of wine in my hand.
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Joel Jensen is proud that, despite being “skinny as a rail,” he was state weightlifting champ in college. His photographs illustrate a book by Linda G. Niemann called Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century (Indiana University Press). He lives in Ely, Nevada.