23 December 2015

Living in the desert

Great read on The Awl by Rachel Monroe:1

Between the fancy grocery store and Amazon Prime, Marfa is hardly a place of deprivation. But even with kale and art openings, the desert is hard. Trash snags in the scrubgrass. Only rich people have lawns. Last week, a pack of stray dogs chased me down the street, and today the wind is so strong it feels like the house is under attack. When I go back east, I always get a little emotional the first time I see a cluster of trees–the easy abundance! All that green!

The more I read The Awl, the more I like it.


  1. Sadly, the Awl links are now dead.


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