• Art, Books, Wine & Cheese in the Eastern Sierra

    Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association presents: Wine, Cheese, Books & Art in the Eastern Sierra When & Where: Friday, November 13, 2015, 4-6pm at the Eastern Sierra Visitor Center in Lone Pine, California on the corner of US 395 and CA SR 136 Saturday, November 14, 2015, 4-6pm at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center-USFS, on Hwy […]

  • Something About Mary

    Almost two decades ago, Walt Wheelock, publisher at La Siesta Press, handed me a tattered olive-green box with the letters “MES” handprinted in black ink on one side. Inside were the original manuscript and photographs for the book, Mines of the Eastern Sierra, written by Mary DeDecker. He said, “you need to republish this book.” […]

  • Once upon a time

    A couple of years ago, I was standing in the checkout line at an outlet store on Nut Tree Road in Vacaville, California, in a sea of well-established residential neighborhoods, remarking to a young sales associate… …I remember back when I was in college, there were nothing out here—no houses, no neighborhoods, no cell phones—just […]

  • Kindle Previewer v2.923 on Mavericks — Goodbye X11

    I begin by prefacing with my disclaimer, “I’m just a print designer.” Whenever there’s an OS upgrade on the Mac, I’m a little hesitant to jump right into that new upgrade. Does anyone remember the major OS upgrade from 9 to X, when Power PC apps and peripherals were no longer identifiable by the new […]