In answer to some questions on my fiction post:
Yes, there is a real Phantom Canyon. It’s in the area of Canon City, Colorado. I have been there, and it’s beautiful, as I’ve described it. I sometimes go there to think about things, work on fiction ideas, and to be creatively nourished.
I do not know a man named Jameson. “Jameson” is sort of a basic stock character I start with in many stories, developing him differently for each specific narrative. He is always a dominant named after the whiskey, but from there he becomes more specifically characterized in various stories.
Have I been naked in Phantom Canyon? Yes.
I do not know a stranger named George.
In fact, I do not think anyone saw me naked in Phantom Canyon, but I hear a lot of the squirrels are big fans.