Strange weekend

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

I had a very strange, emotionally confusing weekend.

Friday evening, Margot and I dropped the kids off at Grandma’s and then headed up the hill to Lake Tahoe to attend my friends Ryan and Emily’s wedding at the lodge at the top of Heavenly resort. It was a beautiful wedding at a beautiful venue, with a fantastic view overlooking Stateline and the lake. It was a great opportunity to see old friends, drink champagne, and cut some rugs.

Then, Saturday, Sept. 14, was my stepdaughter Josephine’s 13th birthday. So we threw her a little shindig, had a few of her friends over. My biggest contribution to the party was that I put together a little scavenger hunt, so the girls were running all over our yard, solving rhymed clues and finding random objects. (Sample clue: “Although not as round as a small moon,/This sphere still floats. See y’all soon!”)

They had a lot of fun, although Josephine, always the critic, complained that the clues didn’t provide much hint to where the objects were hidden. (Everything was in our yard, which is not very big.)

And then, Sunday, of course, was the memorial for Dennis Myers, our news editor who passed away unexpectedly last month. It was a lovely, albeit exhausting, experience. There was a pretty amazing turnout, and we heard a lot of great speeches from local dignitaries like Frankie Sue Del Papa and Howard Rosenberg. It was nice to get to meet some of Dennis’ friends and family, and I appreciated getting to talk to some regular readers.

Now, I’m looking forward to the next couple of big events: Off Beat Music Festival, Oct. 3-5, and then the mother of all clambakes: the RN&R Best of Northern Nevada party on Oct. 17. If you won first place for something in this year’s BONN contest, and you haven’t heard from anyone on our staff yet, please reach out to our office manager, Lisa Ryan, at and include the subject line “BONN 2019.” You don’t want to miss it.

(And, in case you haven’t figure it out: a balloon.)