A. M. Palmer

A. M. Palmer

A retired urban park ranger, artist, and nonfiction writer, A. M. Palmer creates fresh content for a variety of readers.
Dec
31
Quartzsite Digressions: A Photo Essay

Quartzsite Digressions: A Photo Essay

A sense of dignity as well as desolation pervades this town, blue skies punctuating fallen buildings and the strange ironies
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Dec
31
The Winter Passage: Quartzsite, Arizona

The Winter Passage: Quartzsite, Arizona

One evening, in the comforting presence of autumn, I stepped out of my motorhome to appreciate the hour, as shades
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Dec
20
Glory to Jesus Christ

Glory to Jesus Christ

As we gather with friends and family during this difficult year, we remember that the risen Lord rules from heaven
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Dec
17
Travel Digressions: The Coconino National Forest and the Beauty of Memorials

Travel Digressions: The Coconino National Forest and the Beauty of Memorials

During the summer months, I enjoyed a visit to the Flagstaff RV Park, a beautiful spot situated among pines at
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Dec
13
An Ascent: Considering the Shadows of a Stone Staircase

An Ascent: Considering the Shadows of a Stone Staircase

Originally Published in the Adelaide Literary Magazine Awards Anthology, 2018 Somewhere in San Diego, California If the woods are haunted,
4 min read
Nov
13
Fall of the Shah of Iran: Memories of St. George, Utah

Fall of the Shah of Iran: Memories of St. George, Utah

I'm not sure why, but I vividly recall where I was when the Shah of Iran fell, when
4 min read
Oct
28
House of the Catacombs: On the Threshold of Hidden Things

House of the Catacombs: On the Threshold of Hidden Things

The space unexpectedly opened into a vast realm, undoubtedly unnerving those who discovered it, a cave used by people of
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Oct
22
Book Award

Book Award

I am excited to announce that my second book, Workman's Orthodoxy, was awarded an honorable mention at The
Sep
20
Brevity Magazine Article

Brevity Magazine Article

For those who enjoy craft essays--pieces that examine the writing process and offer ideas for development--this article will be of
Sep
11
Wild Horses in the Forest

Wild Horses in the Forest

On a fortunate occasion, while boondocking in Northern Arizona, I awoke to a beautiful visitation, no less than a family
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