Water, water, art

We went out and walked along the Truckee River from the western end of McCarran Ranch yesterday to soak in a little bit of the water that is flowing into the heart of the Great Basin, and will maybe recharge our aquifers and build our water tables (I’m not expert, this is just what I hope … More Water, water, art

Down in the Sink

Water has been the theme of life lately. More specifically, lots of it! In various forms too: rain, snow, frozen rain, floodwater, ice. Not to complain, I am loving this winter’s latest explosions. Any inconvenience is more than made up for by the good it does for all of us and the world we share … More Down in the Sink

Read Land, Write Walk: Northern Virginia Range, Nevada

Walking in the foothills east of Reno recently, I thought about what my first write-walk should be after the end of NaNoWriMo. Sometime last year I wrote a post about a day out that Renee and I shared in Reno on our bikes. It was, among other things, National Indie Bookstore Day, so our day … More Read Land, Write Walk: Northern Virginia Range, Nevada

Down the Rabbit Hole—Massacre Lakes edition (2 of 3)

Read the first post in the series here or the third here I love working in a library! I might bitch sometimes (who doesn’t) but the fact that I spend my days in the middle of a vast repository of knowledge, learning and scholarship is an absolute privilege. So after writing earlier on Massacre Lakes I … More Down the Rabbit Hole—Massacre Lakes edition (2 of 3)

What Happened at Massacre Lakes? (1 of 3)

One of the more striking places I’ve been lately has been Massacre Lakes in northern Washoe County with the Middle Lake’s Dr. Seuss–feeling old ranch site, obsidian strewn dunes, alabaster lake beds, and enormously moving sky. We barely even scratched the surface of the place on this first, a little fearful of rain, visit, but I … More What Happened at Massacre Lakes? (1 of 3)