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August

November 8, 2012

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The last star was floating in the deep black above a thin orange line when I started the long fall back to the coast. Right away I had to climb more than a mile. The West Portal of the Eisenhower Tunnel is 11,158 feet above the Pacific. Technically, Frisco is a couple thousand feet lower […]

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Lee Madden

April 19, 2009

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The year there was Easy Rider, there was also a movie by a guy named Lee Madden. And, word came this week that Lee Madden died of pneumonia on April 9th in Camarillo, California. Lee Madden was born in Brooklyn, New York and he worked briefly as an actor before deciding that the real money […]

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James Alan “Wolf” Corrao

March 27, 2009

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James “Wolf” Corrao died at dusk on March 16th when his motorcycle was struck by a 1999 Dodge pickup truck at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Titanium Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carrao’s wife Debbie was following her husband on another motorcycle and was injured when she had to put her bike down on […]

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Whores Will Save Vegas

January 24, 2009

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Bad girls. We talking about bad girls. Bad girls are going to save Las Vegas. Perhaps you had not realized that Las Vegas needs to be saved. But, oh yes. Vegas changed man. And, then it all went bad. Real bad. Good Old Days In the good old days, Las Vegas was always showy and […]

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The Great Basin Highway

September 21, 2008

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North Las Vegas is your last chance to buy gas. There is a Shell station on Range Road. If you miss that there is a Mobil on Speedway. You climb one of the grades that frame the desert cities. Eight percent, maybe ten, for five or six or eight miles. From the summit you can […]

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Friday Night In Vegas

September 20, 2008

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Two or three hundred years before Christopher Columbus, a lame prophet wandered the Southwest with a flute. He told anybody who would listen that the world had radically changed. It wasn’t the world anymore. It was a wonderful and terrifying new world where false had become true and true had become false and all the […]

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