Thoughts, adventures, interesting stuff

The RGJ's Diversity Project (to be updated)

I am cataloging the steps promised by the RGJ and USA Today for increasing diversity in their newsrooms and in their news coverage. This post will be updated periodically when new pieces of the initiative are announced. August 20, 2020. It's a start, and I appreciate it. Today, the USA TODAY Network and our own Reno Gazette Journal laid out their

Drone (UAV) laws in Reno

I recently picked up a drone, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), and would love to fly it in areas I regularly run and hike for the purpose of shooting video and photos to document the trails, mainly because I love the style of overhead photography, but also because I love that just off the ground perspective that adds the 3-D element to the video

Genoa Peak

I'm generally not one to have somewhere to be at 6:00 A.M. on a Sunday. But this past Sunday, I agreed to meet Chad Hartley at his house so we could drive the roughly one hour to Kingsbury Grade and embark on a most-of-the-day hike to bag Genoa Peak. Chad had decided the day before that he wanted to do that and I agreed over a few texts that I

Online connections lead us to strange places

It’s a bit strange to root for and care for people you’ve never met, and most likely never will. Or, at least never come to know in a way that warrants you caring about them as you do a friend. Sports is the obvious thing that comes to mind for me when I think about this type of one-way relationship. Anyone who has been a sports fan has an

The Lost Coast Trail

This is a trip that has long been in my sights, but more importantly, in Chad Hartley's sights. He has been talking to me about it for a few years. He has attempted it once, and ran into crappy weather while also having the option to turn back (something we'll get to later), so he did. But the desire to complete it never left, and I always wanted