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Five years ago this month, our company published its first edition of Desert Exposure, after we purchased the publication from David and Lisa Fryxell. more
Over half of all RVers have pets, and I’ve written about them from every possible angle except one. The angle of “what if your pet doesn’t want to give up its nice, comfy house and … more
This month marks a couple of significant milestones for my relationship with this wonderful paper and the local horse community.  It was ten years ago, April 2010, when I wrote my first column … more
Fortnite is one of those rare games that has transcended the online world. Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games back in 2017. It is a free-to-play battle royale game where up to 100 players strive to be the sole survivor. Fortnite boasts a player base of more than 250 million players and earns hundreds of millions of dollars per month. more
Do your thoughts seem a little more philosophical than usual lately? About life and time and family and friendships and what it all means? Past events and decisions and how they shaped your life? The world and how we fit into it? more
I have a friend who thinks like a plant. At least that’s how I see it. She worked for us in our nursery a year ago planting up seedlings, while I worked on willow cuttings for a forest service … more
“I say with pride that I was born with the soul of a gypsy. For me, the term gypsy is one of endearment. It speaks of fierce independence, curiosity, restlessness, and a willingness to try most … more
It took us some time to get used to this new normal, but I hope by now we’ve all come to accept these circumstances and move on. Personally, hiking has given me a sense of normalcy these days … more
Drive-in restaurants were not invented with a global pandemic in mind but, turns out, they are suited well to Coronavirus restrictions. Sonic may be the dominant player in the drive-in restaurant … more
The forklift didn't go to the moon, but a simple misunderstanding illustrates the respect and credence that the public gives museums. more
Lepus, the Hare, hangs a third of the way up in our southeastern sky as it gets dark on these February evenings. The central star is Arneb, the brightest star in the constellation. The other stars in the constellation form a pinwheel around it. Lepus is the 51st constellation in size among the 88 official constellations with only 290-square degrees. more
Kids are funny. My granddaughter, now five, will ask me “Guess what?” with a mischievous grin. more
Both wildfire and coronavirus are contagions. Both derive their power from their capacity to propagate. Both seem to have mutated from routine seasonal varieties into something meaner, the product of people changing how they live on the land. more
I have been taking part in a writer’s group in Silver City (via Zoom) for a few months now. I often am not able to zoom in on the weekly meetings, but I am continually inspired by the prompts … more
A baseball season or two ago, I was in my den reading the newspaper, shaking my head at Dear Abby, and enjoying a hot cup of gourmet coffee.I was listening to my TV’s Blues channel. They were … more
Every month I need to have my article to the editor by a certain deadline. And every month, around the beginning of the second week, I realize I have nothing. With deadline getting closer and closer, … more
I love movies/shows and I love books. But these things are not the same. They touch the soul at different levels, work on the brain in twists and turns that make us think in different ways. Until recently, after a conversation with my critical, analytic youngest son (age 18), I naively thought the way most of us experience these things is similar. But, never assume, I must once again remind myself. more
Where have all the migrants gone? For some months now, the extraordinary program put together by the city of Deming has been empty. When I last visited, the cots were in neat rows, the storeroom was full of blankets, clothing and hygienic items like toothbrushes, and volunteers were ready to assist. On the walls there were large welcoming banners in Spanish, Portuguese and English. more
Back in the early days of dial-up internet (for the younger readers, you used to have to dial into an internet connection using your land-based phone line. This connection was limited in speed due to the bandwidth limits of the phone line) it could take you 15 minutes or more just to download one picture. more
Due to the many stores closed due to the Coronavirus, Desert Exposure’s distribution locations have been reduced, but quantities have been increased at those that remain open. Below, … more
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