Saturday, February 16, 2013

What to Read?

Tonight at 7 PM, I am giving a presentation at the Shine of the Ages at the Grand Canyon. The presentation will last about 45 minutes. I want to talk about my relationship with the canyon, my river trips and what is has been like to be an Artist in Residence. I plan to read a few pages of my new book, and then several essays from this blog.

This is where you come in.

Please tell me what two or three essays you think I should read tonight. Which ones made you feel something or learn something or want to do something? You can post your comment below the essay.

Your opinion matters, so thanks in advance.

-Naseem Rakha 2/16/13


  1. My favorites include "In Search of Silence," "No Way to See," and "After the Fall." Have a great time tonight!

  2. I especially like "On Not Being Able to Get Out of my Car" (embracing the anticipation, as you move toward a life-changing experience) and "That's How Big the Grand Canyon Is" (providing me with new perspectives on the immensity of the Grand Canyon, with a hint of humor at the end). Both pieces inspire me to look, to reflect, and to write. Thank you.

  3. I liked That's How Big the Grand Canyon Is also.

  4. I know it's too late to help you decide on this particular reading, but I thought I'd share anway. I liked That's How Big the Grand Canyon Is, but the entire reason I began following this blog was The Way We Die - Kaitlin Kenney. That piece was particularly poignant and powerful.