okay, this is long.
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Observations on the bipartisan enthusiasm for destroying the desert
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Local politicians love Joshua trees except when the trees might get slightly in the way of making money.
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I am reasonably certain we had two different red racer snakes in the house last week. I do not intend to boast. I am well aware, in this time of…
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The Elmer Tree was hard hit this week. An ancient Joshua tree near the Desert Queen mine named for a Joshua Tree National Monument ranger who used to…
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I signed off the last Letter From the Desert with a promise that the next issue would address some of the misrepresentations being spread by opponents…
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I’ve been busy with a number of things, including the responses of a couple organizations and my own self to the Dome Fire last month. But I didn’t want…
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this one has no photos.
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It is the end, perhaps, of my tenth summer in the desert. Daytime temperatures have dipped as far as the high seventies, and the nights are even colder…
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When I moved to the Ivanpah Valley I was bleeding. My marriage was a smoking crater. My dog was 15 months in the ground. Running away was the only thing…
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It’s a completely reasonable 99°F at 3:00 pm, but I’m still sweating. I am preoccupied. I am keeping company with three species of column cacti. The…
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That thing you heard is wrong.
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