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Sep 13, 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed the column “The weight of wilderness” by Jen Jackson in the Sept. 6 issue of The Times-Independent. The analysis of the complexity and irony of the wilderness issue shows a maturity and wisdom usually lacking in the wilderness conversation.
But I write not so much to commend the nuanced approach to a complex issue – which is certainly there – as to acknowledge Ms. Jackson’s skill as a writer. The column begins with a sketch of the La Sal Mountains which is perhaps the best I have ever read. In a few deft phrases Ms. Jackson evokes the true essence of this majestic and enigmatic range.
An essay this fine is a rare thing in this era of bombast and hyperbole. I hope we will see more columns by Ms. Jackson.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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