Good and bad

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

As Tom Waits once sang, “All over the world strangers talk only about the weather.”

Most of the weather seems bad. As I write this, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, a hurricane is bearing down on the East Coast—and toward a part of Florida, where I have a lot of family, in particular. A major UN report released today paints a bleak picture of how the planet will be affected by climate change. But the people currently in power—and now in firm control of all three branches of government in this country—seem to think that climate change is a “hoax.”

But here in Reno, the weather is great. It’s almost a cliché, but the weather really is one of the best things about living here. And one reason the weather is great is that we have four well-rounded seasons. But fall is my favorite. I love the colors. I love getting to bust out my favorite sweaters and jackets. I love watching horror movies and postseason baseball (even though the Giants had a terrible year and didn’t make the cut). I love hot coffee drinks, corn mazes and Halloween.

So, yeah, a lot of the news around the world is bad, but there’s some good to be had around the Truckee Meadows. And here’s some good news from the World Headquarters of the RN&R: Big congratulations to our sales manager, Emily Litt, who got married last week to Reno musician and tattoo artist Mark Moots. It was a small ceremony—nice, short and sweet, and they’re two of the most amazing people ever, so it’s great news all around. Drop her a line to say congrats, and maybe buy an ad while you’re at it.