Memphis’ most legendary natural wonder is not something you can easily see, even though it measures thousands of vertical feet. It runs as deep as the Appalachian Mountains on the other side of Tennessee are tall.
Formed millions of years ago when the land cooled from erupting volcanos, an underground aquifer collected pristine water for centuries with protection from alternating clay layers that formed along the way.
Called the Memphis Sands, it contains an estimated 57 trillion gallons of water that is so prestigious that, in theory, it could be drunk right from the source — with no technical filtration…
I didn’t cry, but she did.
Our paths crossed on a single track in Central Oregon’s high desert at mile 13. Dust caked my leggings where blood seeped through from my falls. On a dry, spring day without a cloud in the sky, it became my own mud.
For about three hours, the only whispers heard were that of the tall ponderosa pines swaying in the wind. I was surprised by my voice when I spoke to the stranger.
“Are you OK?” I asked.
“Yeah, just some stupid guy,” she said, brushing back tears. “He ruined my whole day.”
Thalia Dockery was on a flight from San Jose to Las Vegas after visiting with family. She forgot her headphones and turned to gaze out the window when she sat up in her seat and started fumbling for her phone. A plume of dense smoke in terrifying proportions, nearly nine miles high, billowed near the wing of the plane.
Netflix is essentially an empty tube of toothpaste right now. As social distancing continues, we’re all just scraping it against the bathroom counter to get any morsel that may be left inside it. So after giving up on the game show where people stay awake 24 hours to count quarters, a travel show like “Down To Earth” sounded quite nice.
During the seemingly self-aware opening Zac Efron lay shirtless in Icelandic natural hot springs as iconic documentary narrator David Attenbourough graces us with his wisdom, “Energy here in this strange world, it is all around us.”
I thought, finally, producers…
A life in captivity separated the Dinos wolf pack and took away their chance to be wild. “Haven” tells their story.
Read my comic, illustrated by Tyler Parker, below. We intended to release the comic during Emerald City Comic Con this spring. Due to COVID-19, we’re releasing it digitally, with printed distribution postponed until summer 2021.
Devastating wildfires. New projections of rising sea levels. The U.S. officially peacing out of the Paris agreement. Student marches for climate action. It all happened in just two months — and that’s just scraping the surface.
Yes, climate change is happening now, but these headlines have been decades in the making.
Inspired by Yale economist and Nobel Laureate William D. Nordhaus’ 1995 paper “Climates past and climate change future,” I did a series for Inktober — an annual Instagram challenge to ink regularly throughout October — sharing overlooked climate headlines and stories over the last decade.
I just learned how…