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September 16 , 2008

Desert Oases: Places in the Sun


Throughout deserts of the world there are special places on or near a water source where a
traveler may safely rest, meditate and reflect. Desert people call them Oases. There have been many important transactions and battles which have occurred at these places in the sun. Many of these incidents were emblematic, symptomatic or even a microcosm of what has transpired in our nation representing mega changes in the way we think as a people. Even today, there are significant events occurring in Oases.

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Hanna and Adrian are both highly successful individuals in their own rights. Hannah is CEO of Hannah of London a worldwide cosmetic firm, and Adrian is a renowned cosmetic surgeon located in New York. Through a chain of circumstances they both return Shoshone Valley where they had once been raised. Adrian, to examine a homestead site left to him by a miner and Hannah, returning to a World War II icon, Cactus Charlie’s Saloon, by her son Bo and his wife. They had refurbished the saloon so it would remain a symbol of the workers and people who came so diligently to Shoshoe to participate in the war effort. Learning of the death of one the early prospectors, Hannah decided to check on his grave. Adrian and Hannah set out separately for the oases of Anasazi Canyon. Their unexpected meeting in the middle of the desert produces an unexpected union. They both discover that fame and success are not necessarily gauges of happiness.

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