Seven Tenths

Seaside Dispatch
FEBRUARY 16, 2011 11:55AM

Wild Horses: Assault on an American Icon


As dawn breaks on a range in Northeastern Nevada, several bands of wild horses begin another typical day of grazing. They are of all ages, Mares and Mustangs, in brilliant colors from sunburst to chestnut, alpine white to jet black. The desert temperature has already breached 90 degrees asRead full post »

Valentines Day, and appropriately for baseball lovers, pitchers and catchers report for spring training this morning.


 The off-season has been an interesting one for the Phillies, with Jayson Werth’s departure for a monster contract in Washington only to be overshadowed by the 11thRead full post »

FEBRUARY 10, 2011 2:11PM

In-Flight Memories

I stepped outside into a beautiful day early this morning in Las Vegas. It’s one of those rarest of desert days that remind me so much of the earliest of spring days in my home state of Delaware, in which the morning greets you with cool temperatures, but the sun overpowers,… Read full post »
Editor’s Pick
FEBRUARY 1, 2011 1:51PM

I did nothing to cause the recession.

I was 28 years old when I became a mortgage loan officer in what is now the worst market in the country, Las Vegas, NV. I didn’t have a damn thing to do with the recession, except for being a victim of it, and I remain completely unapologetic.

At the time, I… Read full post »
DECEMBER 17, 2010 1:10PM

The New Jersey Bear Massacre



Earlier this year, the New Jersey Department of Fish & Wildlife, at the urging of Governor Chris Christie, announced that 10,000 permits would be released, giving permission for hunters to enter the Northern woodlands of that state, and kill as many American Black Bears as pRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 30, 2010 3:43AM

TSA: Much ado about nothing.

Having read last week's saturation of articles across the media spectrum on the dark shadow of a gestapo-like TSA being cast over our nations airports; frisking passengers, zapping them with cancer causing death ray machines and violating one’s ‘junk’, I took steps to minimize my ti… Read full post »

 There have been literally hundreds of non-fiction books written about Las Vegas. Exactly none of them are like this one.

In his second book, Matthew O’Brien gives the reader a first hand account of the people and places of Las Vegas that the tourist, or even the average resident rarely seRead full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2010 4:53PM

Landlocked in Uncertainty

When things get difficult, my mind drifts off to sea. I can close my eyes and feel the sand at Heron Point beneath my feet, and recall the sound of the surf, ingrained into my memory as if digitally recorded in the storage lockers of my brain, available for playback when… Read full post »