So I am still working on my Navajo Nation blog, but I figured this one didn't require a lot of words to tell the story. The Grand Canyon has been a staple in family vacations for decades. We encountered so many people from around the globe (there were a lot of non-Americans) all embracing our great landscape. However, I think it was even nicer that we were able to break away and hike the trail ourselves. At this point in our stay, I think we needed to just see the land and escape to our own heads to reflect for a bit. Here is a bit of our meditation. Chris' photos tell a part of the story.
I am saying look at the big hole.
This was our hike. Walking down was beautiful, walking up... well, that was our workout for the day.
I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Belmont University. I hold an M.A. from the University of Toledo and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. My current research focuses on American popular culture; specifically implementing the production and consumption models of culture. I have been interviewed for several documentaries discussing various aspects of culture which have aired internationally on Bravo!, Current TV, and nationally on PBS. I currently teach classes on Social Theory, Cultural Theory, Sociology of Music, Popular Culture, Politics of Knowledge, Urban Community and Research Methods.