At some point you’ll look back at your life and regret not doing more to address this crisis. What is that “more”? And can you start doing it now?
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 lo…
The first time I saw them they seemed bright blue. Or perhaps not so much bright blue as bright and blue, that waxy, whitish intermediate between blue …
okay, this is long.
Spirit Mountain/Avi Kwa Ame from Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness It happens every time I’m here. I will be walking along, minding my own business, los…
For those who don’t read all the way through: I’m raising money for the Mojave Desert Land Trust this month. I’m hiking at least 50 miles by March 31 a…
#Domefire
Gigantic ironwood tree, Palen-McCoy Wilderness Listen: the coyotes are singing again. It’s a regular thing around here. I head out after dark, finding …
Ironwood tree in Riverside County As near as I can figure, the most effective way of inoculating the soil in which you plan to grow ironwood trees is t…
Among all this — among the coup panic and the mounting losses to the virus and the wildfires obliterating places I love most and the denial from surpri…
I’ll admit it: the Dome Fire knocked me for a loop. I have spent the last two months expecting a meltdown, expecting that without warning I would sudde…
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 wan…