I've always been drawn to the great outdoors. One time my then-wife and I were way out in the middle of nowhere on a spur off the White Rim Trail, Canyonlands Utah. It was a warm Autumn day, no one around for miles, and so... about 20 minutes into our recreational activities we heard the unmistakable sound of a light aircraft and moments later it descended to give the pilot and passengers a memorable view. The plane circled us for about 10 minutes but we were determined to continue. Sadly we couldn't tell if they applauded or at least tipped their hats before resuming their course.


Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store