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Montana Memories

from Jane Volk: I cannot tell you how much my Montana memories with you mean to me. I think of so many things like: the book at the top of Mt. Lincoln; Cowboy Bob; Kim swearing at the &%#^%% horses (the highlight of the pack trips); bossy/lovable/noisy Jeff (how is he???); the Monday morning briefings […]

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from Jane Roshborough Jackson: December 16, 2010 Dear Kim and Kelly, I recently found this picture from 1958 which I think was a family Christmas card or included a family letter that came to my family. I believe that is you Kim in the picture. I also remember being present at your baptism when we

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"Relying on Nature"

Every summer for nine years, my family had made the seventeen-hour trek from the freeways, housing complexes, and automobiles of southern Orange County to the trails, log cabins, and horses of the “the Ranch.” I have come to depend on this time, as William Wordsworth so eloquently expressed, “knowing that Nature never did betray the

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Stanford University Essay

The dilemma is this: It is important for humans to move forward and learn from their mistakes and not to hold on to the dogma of their forefathers. Therefore traditions are dangerous if followed to blindly. But mankind’s celebration of change is, in and of itself, a tradition. People have been moving themselves forward and

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