The Reno City Council…


…held their first in-person council meeting in over a year. An event I expected to be more of a celebration. Instead, it was somewhat subdued. No cake, noise makers or funny hats. I guess I had high expectations. There were maybe 15 people in the gallery at the beginning for Public Comment. Most of them were there to complain about the homeless situation. At one point there were just three of us in the gallery. Because of the increase in the number of homeless in our area, the city and county governments have been spending a lot of taxpayer funds … Continue reading The Reno City Council…

Down and Out


This fella is a regular downtown. He plays his violin or guitar along the Riverwalk for donations. He’s angry at the world. And angry with me personally because I don’t give him money when I walk by. I would go broke if I gave to every Down and Out person who approached me on the street asking for spare change. His wagon is a rolling billboard. If you can decipher the words on his chalkboards, he feels the world owes him by demanding liens be applied to people’s property. It’s not quite apparent why. Attempts to engage him have proven … Continue reading Down and Out