The Ragged Edge of the World

The long and lonely valleys, the stark uplift of mountain, the play of light on cholla and ocotillo--this is the desert.  We four-wheeled through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, heading further and further back into those fierce, abrupt canyons. The San Jacinto Range caught the fire of the setting sun, a dry alpenglow thousands of feet... Continue Reading →

A National Failure…

For America, I have endured much--I have been shot at, threatened, lived through -40°C/F winters, bombed, drank endless cups of tea, and more.  I did it because I believed not in a party or ideology, but in a larger good that America could one day embody.  Our failures in the past are legion, but the... Continue Reading →

An Alpine Foray Along US 50

Now I grew up most of my life in Nevada, and I deeply love my state.  Nevada also happens to be home to one of the least visited National Parks in the contiguous United States--Great Basin National Park--an unofficial starting point for the east-west journey along the Loneliest Highway in America, Highway 50.  Highway 50... Continue Reading →

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