John A. Duerk

Wednesday night marked another enjoyable outing at Centennial Park, which is on the northeastern edge of Carson City. Just as I pulled into the empty parking lot around 10 pm, I...

In 2017, my comrade Michael invited me to appear on Vegan World Radio, a KPFT (90.1 FM) program in Houston, Texas. We talked about a variety of issues, including veganism, music,...

John A. Duerk, Ph.D., ___ West _____ Street, Carson City, NV 89703 July 23, 2020 Supervisor Brad Bonkowski, City Hall, 201 North Carson Street, Suite 2, Carson City, NV 89701 RE:...

If the desert is home, then scorpions are among my favorite neighbors along with other wildlife such as mustangs. Last night marked the end of my seven year hiatus from ‘scorpion...

For me, photography started very simply as a way to document experiences, but that view evolved several years ago when I realized how much I enjoyed capturing different subjects ranging from...

In December of 2000, I moved to Rockford, Illinois and for the next five and half years I thought about leaving.  Almost daily.  Eventually, I did, but not before I had...

My plan to hike more has turned into a monthly routine with four consecutive visits to Prison Hill Recreation Area, which is several miles from our cottage.  It’s the perfect place...

Eight years ago when I accepted a teaching position in western Arizona, little did I know just how much I would fall in love with the Mohave Desert.  Hands down, it’s...

I abruptly moved to Houston, Texas in late 2013 after accepting a teaching position that required me to start in January.  Unfortunately, I hadn’t done much research on the rental market...

“Simply being straight edge doesn’t make you better than anyone else, especially if you embrace and perpetuate a lot of the fucked-up aspects of mainstream culture.” –Eva Hall, p. 28 Gabriel...

Hiking is a restorative exercise.  You disconnect from society and reconnect with nature and yourself.  I meant what I said when I told people that I would do more of it...

To some, spending money in a store is akin to casting a ballot in an election.  While this is an imperfect analogy, I’ve come to appreciate it.  Undoubtedly, we send companies...

Good Riddance is a band that matured without abandoning their sound, consciousness, or intensity.  That’s really hard to do in music – especially punk.  As many of us age, a separation...

One of the many benefits of living in Carson City is that we’re situated just immediately to the east of the Sierra Nevada, which means that we’re living a short distance...

“So, as the walls close in…regress or overcome…” —Good Riddance In need of a late summer distraction as the next academic year approaches, I planned a solo road trip to explore...