Friday, May 20, 2022

Poem: Madonna in Traffic

Madonna in Traffic Your eyes, shunted away in dark amniotic fluid, what do you see staring onto Boulder Highway, mother straddling the island with cars slipping either side of...

Short Prayer for a Fragile Life

Boots Wind Water Sky I wrote this, my shortest poem ever, some years ago, and Black Rock Press, a Reno arts press associated with the University of Nevada,...

On the Trail of the Jackalope – As Real as You...

As Real as You Want Them to Be My next appointment is with Bruce Jones, Mayor of Douglas. After walking back to the LaBonte I...

How to Hunt a Jackalope

It’s well-known that the North American Jackalope only mates during lightning storms, can be lured out from its native sagebrush by a stiff glass...
David Toll

Tarantulas On Parade

A version of this story appeared in David Toll’s legendary Gold Hill News, which he published regularly between 1974 - 1978.  This story is...

A Trustworthy Friend

Though he has 10 published books under his belt and was recently inducted in the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, native Nevadan Steven Nightingale...

Jobs of Tomorrow – Machine Learning

This report is part of a series reports by The Sierra Nevada Ally: Nevada Formulates Innovative Skills Training Programs for a 21st Century Workforce, produced...

Moving out

If John Steinbeck and Tom Waits ever hung out at a dive bar, they might end up talking about Willy Vlautin. For the past...

An annual Nevada-wide book club is all about nature this year

Nature has a way of putting my brokenness into perspective. In the last half dozen years, I’ve contended with lymphoma and an anxiety disorder....

We Are What We Breathe

We Are What We Breathe July 3 … 2019 It was a miracle that I had survived. Thanks to the Highway Patrol officer who came up my...