Logan Hansen

Logan Hansen says he is a recovering geo-scientist who wishes he were a cat so he could curl up in laps and chase sunbeams and unprotected bacon. He misses his grandmother, and would sacrifice to have one last dinner with her.

1) What initially brought you to Moab?

Heartbreak, a torrid affair, and a cave in which a Logan could live for awhile.

2) What do you love most about living in Moab?

General proximity to things that inspire wonder. It’s simply everywhere here.

3) What do you dislike about living in Moab?

The main demerits are distance from my family and distance from the ocean. Oh, and a lack of jobs and money. But it’s mostly details that can be worked around.

4) What is your occupation?

I’m a recovering geo-scientist, and currently a barista, photographer, purveyor of fine art, framer, socialite, erstwhile and future thespian, jack-of-all-trades, master of none.

5) If you could have any job in the world, what would you most like to do?

I’d make a heck of a trophy husband

6) Describe a typical day in your life.

I brew a carafe of home roasted coffee, cook up a personal version of rancheros especial, go for a tromp through the desert, take a hammock break, parlay with friends over foodstuffs, enjoy a sunset from a rooftop, and drift off to slumber while deciphering the political ramifications of the day. Or just lazing about all day.

7) Some people have bumper stickers on their car that reads: I’d Rather be Sailing. What would your bumper sticker read? I’d Rather Be…

Doing nothing else than this.

8) Tell us one thing people don’t usually know about you.

I have touched John Stamos’ face with my chest.

9) In high school, you would have been considered the person most likely to…

Become the first President of the United Earth Coalition. It doesn’t exist yet, I’ll have to create it first.

10) What is your favorite Moab activity?

HikingPetroglyphHuntingRaftingBikingSittingByTheCreekStargazingCampingSkiingCanoingSocializing. That’s all one thing, right?

11) Tell us your favorite non-Moab place to visit.

Edisto Beach, South Carolina. It’s a quiet, non-commercial beach community packed with nostalgia and personal history. And palm trees and dolphins and sand bars and salty air.

12) What do you consider your greatest achievement in life?

Living my life as if I’ll always be building towards my greatest achievement. Other than that, I’m a world-class snuggler.

13) If you were President, what’s the first thing you’d do to make life better in America?

The first thing would be to impose strict limits on the benefits bestowed upon national politicians.

14) What superhero power would you most like to have?

I want to fly like a bird. Or stop time.

15) If you could be an animal, what would it be? Why?

A fat, lazy calico cat. Sixteen hours of sleep a day, and the rest spent chasing warm laps, sunbeams and unprotected bacon.

16) What is your all time favorite movie?

“The Big Lebowski.”

17) And, your all time favorite book?

“Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card, even though it turns out the author a jerk.

18) If you were stranded on a desert island, which three CDs would you want to have with you?

Nirvana’s “Nevermind”, The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”, and Ram Dass’ “Here We All Are”.

19) If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Why?

My maternal grandmother. Shortly before her death, we frequently had Japanese inspired dinners while discussing the important matters of the day. She lived to be 97. There were many matters to be discussed. I miss her horribly.

20) What is your life philosophy?

Do unto others as if they’d just made you a stack of homemade pancakes for dinner.