It’s just a fantasy

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

What the hell. We’ve actually got a few cover stories pretty far into development, and this train will roll for a while even if I stop conducting for a minute.

I can take some time off.

I have some projects that I can move forward if I take a week off. It’s spring break up at the university, so I could even potentially go out of town for a day or two. Hmm. Hmm.

Of course, times are lean, and I don’t want to add a nickel to credit cards, so I don’t want to start any home projects that might balloon in cost between the beginning and the ending. But it surely couldn’t hurt any to draw up some plans for a nice new wraparound balcony off my bedroom. Wouldn’t it be cool to have my coffee and turkey and eggs with a half an avocado as the sun rises off my east-facing balcony by the middle of summer? If I played wave sounds in the bedroom, I could pretend I was on a beach.

But that’s just a fantasy. Why, just pouring the footings could cost me, what, $60? And then each of those redwood uprights couldn’t cost more than $20 each, right? Hmm. Hmm. Wouldn’t cost me a penny to dig the holes to pour the footings in.


As usual, we’re tweaking things around here. To put it simply, we’re going to reallocate the space we’ve devoted to liberal/conservative opinions for the past seven years. I’ll be blunt about it. We in Reno are facing the most important local elections that we’ve faced in the 26 years I’ve been in town. Northern Nevada is in crisis, and the decisions we make in November will decide whether we stand or fall. We’re going to devote that space to local election coverage—no jurisdiction higher than Washoe County.