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Reflections on the Mesa

Philosophical non-fiction essay on modern life, art, happiness, loss, and self-growth

Rio Grande Bridge in Taos, NM. Picture by Bradley Nordell

I’m driving west down Taos highway 64 chasing the setting sun over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There’s an intricate brushstroke of a vermillion sunset covering the sky like the color of blood dripping from the firmament, bestowing the true nature of these mountains. I listen as…




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Bradley J Nordell

Bradley J Nordell

Quantum physicist, science writer, explorer of the mind and philosophy, fiction writer, poetry, and creator of worlds. Find me on Twitter @bradleynordell

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