Billionaire Tom Steyer came to town…

Billionaire and Democratic Presidential candidate Tom Steyer made a stop in Reno on his bus tour of Nevada. He held a town hall to a rather impressive crowd hosted by Harrah’s National Automobile Museum.

You're Not Forgotten…

This is my new favorite photograph proudly displayed on my iPad. A photograph of a young Native American woman I shot at the recent Reno Women’s March who represents the You’re Not Forgotten movement. A movement that is looking for answers in the murders and disappearances of many Native girls in our country.
At the end of 2017, Native Americans and Alaska Natives made up 1.8 percent of ongoing missing cases in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database, even though they represent 0.8 percent of the U.S. population. These cases include those lingering and open from year to year, but experts say the figure is low, given that many tribes don’t have access to the database. Native women accounted for more than 0.7 percent of the missing cases — 633 in all — though they represent about 0.4 percent of the U.S. population. #YouAreNotForgotten #NotInvisible
Data Source: Associated Press https://apnews.com/cb6efc4ec93e4e92900ec99ccbcb7e05

2020 Reno Women's March

The annual Reno Women’s March is in the history books as another success story. Native Americans, in their colorful outfits, are always a presence at this annual event.

Women’s Marchers assembled on Reno’s City Plaza before proceeding up Virginia Street to the Events Center.
Native Americans are always well represented during the annual Reno Women’s March in their colorful outfits.
Native Americans are always well represented during the annual Reno Women’s March in their colorful outfits.
Native Americans are always well represented during the annual Reno Women’s March in their colorful outfits.
Native Americans are always well represented during the annual Reno Women’s March in their colorful outfits.
Native Americans are always well represented during the annual Reno Women’s March in their colorful outfits.

Faces of Immigration

The arcade floor of the Circus Circus Casino Hotel was packed with people. All gathered in front of a stage to watch the twice hourly circus performance. I couldn’t help but notice the makeup of the different types of people. Mostly Hispanic and Asian. Probably all immigrants, coming to this country the best way they could. Spending their hard earned money on the frivilous offerings a Casino Arcade provides in the form of entertainment. Then I got to thinking, these are the people that keep our economy thriving. Living from paycheck to paycheck, while the rich horde their money and whine about being targeted for higher taxes.

Nevada Museum of Art Exhibit

Decorative Arms: Treasures from the Robert M. Lee Collection includes more than 190 objects dating from as early as the 1500s through the modern era that showcase the skills of some of the most renowned arms makers and engravers in the world. Featuring historical suits of armor, antique firearms, swords, and modern arms, the exhibition is drawn from the private collection of Mr. Robert M. Lee — known to an international community of enthusiasts as one of the finest arms collections in the United States.

Colt 45 Replica with gold inlay
Colt 45 Replica with gold inlay
Colt 45 Replica with gold inlay
The gun case alone was a spectacular sight to behold
Magnificent miniature armor

Veteran’s Day Parade

Today was Veteran’s Day and what would this day be without a parade. The 90 minute display of vehicles and ROTC troops wound it’s way through the downtown corridor. Of course there was a fly-over at exactly 11:11AM. Onlookers were surprised by the City Hall sprinklers and there was at least one protester among the crowd…

Nevada Museum of Art – King of Beasts

Today was Nevada Museum of Art’s second Saturday of the month free admission day. I try to attend once every 3-4 months to see what new exhibits are being offered to the public. The main exhibit was the King of Beasts by artist John Banovich. These are just a few of the beautiful art…

King of Beasts by artist John Banovich
King of Beasts by artist John Banovich
King of Beasts by artist John Banovich
King of Beasts by artist John Banovich
King of Beasts by artist John Banovich
King of Beasts by artist John Banovich
King of Beasts by artist John Banovich
King of Beasts by artist John Banovich
King of Beasts by artist John Banovich
King of Beasts by artist John Banovich