Disclosure: I digitally altered the original. The moon was moved.
I’ve quoted before Don DeLillo’s great description of how, at a night baseball game, under the lights, “the players seem completely separate from the night around them.” At our Albuquerque Isotopes’ home opener this evening, the players’ home whites seemed impossibly white, the grass seemed impossibly green, the sky behind the lights impossibly inky black. In …
Back in Albuquerque after dark last night, cleaning out the car this morning after a week down in the Colorado River borderlands, I realized these water bottles may pose a legal problem. I filled them in Yuma, which means this is Lower Basin water. Have I just violated the Colorado River Compact? My bad, sorry.
HOLBROOK, AZ – Driving on Interstate 40 in western New Mexico, the continental divide feels like a geographic afterthought. When I was a boy, I remember the Continental Divide as high mountain passes in the Rockies, deserving of capitalization, a thing of great import. I was mesmerized by the concept. If I stood here and …
This, from Tyler Cowen, explains why I love writing here so much: It is hard to write for uninspired readers. Y’all chose to stop by. That makes the task of writing for you so much easier and more enjoyable. So thanks.
As part of my new “slow journalism” movement, I’m adopting a more casual style of photography than the hyper-aware Weegee “f/8 and be there” approach.
Here’s a picture of a person in a frog costume, looking at Hoover Dam, thanks to Getty Images’ fascinating new stock photo licensing scheme. More on that from Nieman Labs. This is an experiment to test how it works and looks