● By Steve
While Congress fiddles, the country burns. The shutdown tosses people out of work, closes parks, & kills tourism with no end in sight.
● By Denise Brown
One of the joys of living in the desert is having the opportunity to take Desert Institute classes. I recently enrolled in “Basic Map & Compass” because my husband and I love to explore Joshua Tree National Park and other places across the desert. We hiked in the park using a National Geographic map, only to find that the reality around us bore no resemblance to what was on the map.