• The Stinky Cure

    I recently recalled a brief conversation I had with my Grandmother about hHello, world! I am writing to you from the comfort of my living room while I work in my pajamas. I sense you are wondering if I just stayed in my pajamas from last night. The answer is no. These are my day pajamas, I’m not a monster. Right now, they have become “day-drinking pajamas,” again, please hold your judgment. I recently recalled a conversation I had with my Grandmother about her elders surviving the Spanish Flu. Given our current situation, now was as good as any to call my Grandmother and see if I remembered the story…

  • 100 Stories for 100 Years

    How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. How do you tell the story of one hundred years of Reno Rodeo? One interview, one photo, one story at a time. At the end of 2016, I stood red faced, sweaty, and nervous as hell in front of a room of cowboy hats and starched shirts. In a quaking voice, I pitched to them my method to tell “100 Stories for 100 Years of Reno Rodeo.” My concept for Reno Rodeo 100 was a really a replicate of my existing and ongoing project The Folk & The Lore: use a mix of photography, video, audio, and live storytelling,…

  • Storyteller Spotlight: Brian Monahan

    In honor of Burning Man, this story is from our August 19, 2017 event titled “The Playa.” Brian Monahan is a long time burner, a native Nevadan, and a leather craftsman. Brian’s story hits on all of the special qualities of Burning Man, including: curiosity, community, and the complexity of living on a dry, Nevada lakebed for a week. If you are interested in more stories from The Folk & The Lore, please subscribe to the blog and consider pitching a story.