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Jonathan Thompson
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Journalist, writer, editor and all around observer and chronicler of the interesting.
Journalist, writer, editor and all around observer and chronicler of the interesting.

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There Will Be Milkshakes! (On movies, oil, scandals, Ryan Zinke and Albert B. Fall)

Surely the most famous monologue in Let There Be Blood, the 2007 Paul Thomas Anderson film about a California oil tycoon, concerns milkshake. In a truly bizarre scene, a drunk — and possibly hallucinating — Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) tells Eli…

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I’ve been in Bulgaria for the past nine months, but made it back to the Four Corners Country homeland for a stint. It’s been lovely, particularly hanging out on the Great Sage Plain where southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado meet. The silence this…

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I’m working on something about the electrical grid in the West, and found this massive trove of data from the Energy Information Administration: A database showing exactly how much electricity every utility-scale power plant — from the massive Palo Verde…

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New Website
From here on out, Animas River-related writing and images will be on my new site, River of Lost Souls . That includes a post about that name, and how it's actually a mistake, but I'm using it anyway. I'll keep this blog alive, though, as an archive. There a...

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I'm writing a book about the Animas River!
I recently signed a contract with the independent, non-profit publishing house, Torrey House Press , to write a book about the Animas River watershed, to be published in spring of 2018. It will be a sort of history of the watershed and its communities, view...

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Ute Mountain from Hovenweep
Just a nice photo I took last fall. That's all.

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