T THE END OF LAST SUMMER, I TOOK A WONDERFUL
trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness with my Dad, my brother, and my Dad's friend Jim.
I have just moved to Reno, Nevada so I can more effectively squander my fortunes on high-stakes gambling and the stars of yesteryear (Doobie Brothers in mid February!). Well, that would be if I had any fortunes to squander... Really, I'm doing an internship at the Desert Research Institute studying the physiological ecology of grassland plants in a greenhouse that simulates global warming. Despite the ever-icky casinos, Reno is beautiful at this time of year, especially the snow-capped Sierra Nevada in the background.