January 29th, 2016


"Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion." - Edward Abbey

After graduating from high school, American essayist Edward Abbey (born January 29, 1927) decided to explore the American Southwest. He didn't have a lot of money, so he traveled mostly by foot, hitchhiking and freight train hopping. The trip inspired a lifelong love of the desert country, eventually leading to his famous autobiographical work, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness.