The literary magazine Prime Number has decided to publish text and audio of my short short story set near Lake Tahoe – Ambrosia. Many thanks to the wise editors at Prime Number. I’ll post a link to the piece when they publish.
And last week I took down my political blog, The Nevada Spectator. The transition away from the filth and utter mind pollution of politics and the grueling work of a public radio reporting has been slow; but the end of the Spectator is the final exhale of my addiction to news and current affairs. I am proud of the watchdog role the Spectator played during Nevada’s last legislative session, and the need for real media scrutiny in our state capital is an emergency; but for me, the opportunity costs are too high, and simply put, I do not want to be a part of the hideous milieu of Nevada state politics. I cannot reconcile its low stink on my hands and breath. I saw Hunter Thompson speak in Boulder, CO many years ago, and he told the audience, “I bear you all no malice; but you’re doomed.” Only recently have I come to understand the truth of his words.