LAST AMENDMENT* (lxxviii)

UNCLUTTER 7

Please enjoy these paintings and photographs of scenes from national and state parks in Utah. I just returned from spending three days, much of it on a bicycle, in some of the most beautiful places, near where the paintings were created.

Capitol Reef Butte, Watercolor, 20.5 x 28.5, Richard J Van Wagoner, Courtesy Van Wagoner Family Trust**

The first day I rode solo from Newspaper Rock to the entrance of Canyonlands National Park and back.

Newspaper Rock (apparently bowdlerized).

The second day two friends and I rode from Moab to the paved end of Potash Road and back, the Colorado on one side and red-rock walls on the other.

The third day we rode from Moab to Dead Horse Point and back.

The endorphins enhance the majesty and mystique.

Untitled, Watercolor, 21.5 x 29, Richard J Van Wagoner, Courtesy Van Wagoner Family Trust**

I spend a lot of my riding-time thinking through and solving problems. Some interpersonal. Some work-related. Some political/geopolitical.

I have finally worked through something I plan to discuss in next week's post concerning patriotism in the current climate. Please stay tuned.

Untitled, Watercolor, 22 x 29, Richard J Van Wagoner, Courtesy Van Wagoner Family Trust**

*My brother the very talented fiction writer and novelist, Robert Hodgson Van Wagoner, deserves considerable credit for offering both substantive and technical suggestions to https://medium.com/@richardvanwagoner and https://lastamendment.com

**My daughter Angela Moore, a professional photographer, photographed more than 500 pieces of my father's work. On behalf of the Van Wagoner Family Trust, she is in the process of compiling a collection of his art work. The photographs of my father's art reproduced in lastamendment.com are hers.

ravchief

Natural US Citizen. Caucasian. Shamed into blogging by DSM-V Cluster B 9/9-led regime, Utah's most embarrassing congressperson, and Newton's Third Law of Motion. The views expressed are mine.

USA, Utah, Salt Lake City

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