Month: September 2017

My First Big Photo Exhibit

In August 2016, my wife, Cammie, and I embarked on a cross-country road trip to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. The trip had two primary goals: See interesting places and visit loved ones. For 12 of the 16 nights we stayed with friends and family members across the country. Now that journey is depicted in “Connecting Paths,” a photography and…

Theater Review: ‘The Tavern’ at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

The concept behind “The Tavern” is intriguing. It’s a dark and stormy night at a frontier tavern when a mysterious and enigmatic stranger appears under suspicious circumstances. And this particular tavern just happens to be located right here in Southern Utah. Thus begins the final major production of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2017 season and a world premiere for this…

Finding The Vortex

After writing about outdoor explorations in Southern Utah for more than a decade I figured I had at least heard about all the iconic local trails, even if I hadn’t hiked them myself. Then a few years ago someone mentioned The Vortex. I was unfamiliar with the name, the hike and its central feature: a massive sandstone bowl with surprisingly…

This is Brian Passey

Brian Passey is the owner of Em Dash. Among the most versatile punctuation marks, an em dash —  or long dash — can be utilized in a variety of ways. Brian Passey is similarly versatile. He’s a professional writer, editor, and photographer with 13 years of experience as a newspaper reporter at The Spectrum & Daily News in St. George,…