The prolific author, Richard Moran, lived in our neighborhood at the time Jackpot Crossing was still the Model Dairy Office, the early 2000’s. I met his dog first. I had just come home from cleaning the Model Dairy office on a Saturday morning, and between…


September 30, 2021

Dear Darlene,

I think I might have met you years ago at Women Entrepreneurs of Nevada. Someone recommended it to me for my house cleaning service when I was a maid at the Bliss Bungalow. Or was it the Bunny Ranch?


In the last week, I have learned more about slaughterhouses than I ever wanted to know. I am against the industrialized killing of animals. I am for farm-to-table. I understand from the various ranchers and the 4H’ers their frustration with not having enough places to process their animals.

All that…

Photo by Eiliv-Sonas Aceron on Unsplash

What’s going on in your neighborhood?

Right here in Podunk, aka, Carson City, aka, Slaughterhouse Slums, we are sharing our favorite potato recipes.

My potato soup recipe changes every time I fix it — whatever’s on hand and with Pedro to sample it, tonight we ate:

“Kitchen Sink Potato Soup”

(Photo taken on the BLM land behind our home, Carson City)

(Note to readers — read this one with “Mustang Sally” playing, no, blaring —I recommend the original, Wilson Pickett.)*

Feelin’ nostalgic, I stop by a place today ‘cross the street from home.

A place I meet Mustang Sally long…

Horses on the BLM land above Centennial Park (North)

Two years ago, in October, a fence was erected on BLM land by concerned wild horse advocates.

I would have preferred that Arrowhead Drive and Highway 50 be closed to allow our neighborhood horses to roam freely — they want to get back to the Carson River and forage. …

The Coalition of Citizens for Peaceful Enjoyment

Established 9/28/21


See Ann James FB for more info

(sorry I brought down FB yesterday)


These five lines were my first unofficial business cards for ccpe, a grassroots group fighting city hall, Carson Valley Meats, and…

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Why not? Not to be rich and famous like a movie star or to be rich and infamous like you-know-who, who-is-about-to-go-to-prison-(hopefully) for the rest of his ¿natural life? To be rich and no one knows who you are? — Yeah, I could go for that. Finally move to Europe for…

“Many Volcanoes Emit Mulberry Jam Sandwiches Under Normal Pressure”

My vigilant elephants march joyfully sideways up north, Potus.

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Potatoes.

My Very Educated…

Ann James

Her writing muse lurks in the volcanic hills amidst mustangs, marmots and jackalopes. While hiking with her dogs, Ann stumbles upon stories of dark humor.

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