Working with some colleagues, (including, no shit, the Emmy-award winning co-founder of Inkstain), an experiment in alternative story-telling forms to accompany a newspaper piece on the impact of drought on farmers in the southern Rio Grande valley of New Mexico:
Great impact-based story on the effects of the drought, especially so, since most NM city dwellers only understand drought in terms of their faucets. If water comes out of their shower head and faucets, then the drought is not much more than a 7 letter word (think crossword puzzle-related). Our city society and our children take water and electricity and natural gas as “givens”, only noticed when one of these services is interrupted. It’s either apathy or crises. (Actually to our children…cell phone service is far more important. How sad is that?) Rural folks and farmers know water availability differently. One question remains…who do our legislators (representing mostly NM cities) listen to?