Monday, August 15, 2022

Modern-day Myth in Jarbidge, Nevada

In the far corner of Northeastern Nevada, hours away from paved roads and nestled in a deep canyon lies a small town—and a monster....

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,...

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...

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...
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...

Literacy crisis in Nevada – state educators launch a digital reading...

Two-thirds of Nevada’s school-aged children score below a basic level of reading proficiency. The National Assessment of Educational Progress rates Nevada in the bottom...

Swimming, Italy, and the Wonder of Dogs with Lynne Cox

Lynne Cox has seen a lot over the more than 35 years as an amateur, record-setting long-distance and cold water swimmer. Cox has swum...

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...

Going It Alone – Ramblings and Reflections from the Trail

What Was I Thinking? (Page 3) After decades of day hiking by myself, I decided I no longer wanted to go home at night. I...

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...