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“Ready, Set, Backpack!” in 6 Easy Steps

Recently, I went on a six-day backpacking excursion in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. I was invited by some friends I met through a Sierra Club backpacking trip I took last year. The record snowpack put a crimp on the

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“Go West. Paradise is there…”

“Go West./ Paradise is there./ You’ll have all that you can eat/ of milk and honey over there.” So begins Natalie Merchant‘s song “San Andreas Fault,” which describes a young ingĂ©nue’s flight westward to California in search of fortune and

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Dr. Amy Rubens
I'm an "ambulant scholar," and I move among several worlds. As a professor of English, I research and write for audiences within and outside of academia. As a teacher of writing, literature, and culture, I facilitate learning. As a blogger, I critique, question, and reflect. Learn more about this blog and the work I do as a professor and workplace writing consultant.

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