Barbara of the Slabs


It wasn’t like I meant to pass through my estranged wife’s home town at the time, but it was the only way I knew of getting to Julian and to the eastern side of the Salton Sea. The beginning of July is nice in the higher elevations, but dropping down through Anza-Borrego, it became ungodly … Continue reading Barbara of the Slabs

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Reno Woman Missing, May Be Endangered


UPDATE: Kelly has been found deceased. The Washoe County Search and Rescue unit located her remains near Double Diamond and Terabyte in south Reno on December 7, close to the area in which she disappeared. Foul-play is not suspected. Autopsy findings are pending. Kelly Trethan, 36, left her apartment, off Double-R Blvd., in south Reno, Nevada, … Continue reading Reno Woman Missing, May Be Endangered

Thoughts on Nevada’s Midterm Election


Here's a compilation of all my thoughts as posted on Facebook throughout the night of the 2018 mid-term elections: “We need less democracy and more Republic.” "This nation has slipped so far from the Constitution that it shows on election night." “That supposed 'Red Wave' has left Nevada drowning in a sea of 'Blue.'” “Bread … Continue reading Thoughts on Nevada’s Midterm Election

Las Vegas Shooting: Metro PD Officer Brady Cook


From my notes:  "One day after and during a candle-light vigil, a Las Vegas Metro Police Officer scolded a man suspected of dealing drugs: "Can’t you take one day off?"" It was only day two on the job for Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Brady Cook, “I never imagined the second night would end this … Continue reading Las Vegas Shooting: Metro PD Officer Brady Cook

Las Vegas Shooting: Brenna and Malinda Baldridge


From my notes:  "In August the Las Vegas mass murder booked a room at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago overlooking the park where the Lollapalooza music festival was being held that weekend." The Las Vegas country music festival was supposed to be an annual mother-daughter trip for Malinda Baldridge and her daughter Brenna, “Staying at … Continue reading Las Vegas Shooting: Brenna and Malinda Baldridge

John ‘The Duke’ Wayne Atyeo, 1961-2018


Somedays I don’t think this old heart can take anymore pain and crying really screws with a guy’s masculinity. I say this after learning that yet another friend of mine has passed away. John Wayne Atyeo and I met while he was still operating the recycled waste route in our neighborhood.  After 'single-stream’ recycling began … Continue reading John ‘The Duke’ Wayne Atyeo, 1961-2018

Las Vegas Shooting: Mark Gay and Fred Rowbotham


From my notes:  "Several witnesses, survivors, bystanders and law enforcement officers are still saying there were multiple shooters at the Las Vegas concert." As bullets ripped into country music fans, over 300 people ran a mile to the Las Vegas airport. In doing so they kicked down chain-link fences, climbed through razor wire and were … Continue reading Las Vegas Shooting: Mark Gay and Fred Rowbotham