Romance of the Sierras

Romance of the Sierras

Romance of the Sierras

When Spanish explorers arrived upon the snow-covered mountain range that separates the high desert from the fertile flatlands of the Central Valley of California, it must have reminded them of the snow peaked mountains rising above the arid plains of Granada and its Moorish Palace of The Alhambra, called the Sierra Nevada. So, in their infinite originality for naming newly discovered places in the New World (the choice is usually a Saint’s name, a town in Spain, or occasionally a Hispanization of a local indigenous name), the range was christened The Sierra Nevada of California...Read More

 

Reading Call of the Wild at Jack London's Grave

Reading Call of the Wild at Jack London's Grave

The book was purchased in a vintage bookstore in Harvard Square with 1930's squeaking floorboards and cherry wood ladders that slid on railings. The customers were mostly iPhone 7 clutching teenage freshmen (and women) on late-night book purchases that were about to hurry back into the frozen night before the forecasted snowstorm arrived and while the Starbucks were...Read More.