An Astonishing Amount of Lead

An Astonishing Amount of Lead

“An Astonishing Amount of Lead” (when legal writing makes me weep) by Will Falk In the early morning hours of September 12, 1865, 18 white soldiers of Company E, 1st Nevada Cavalry, under the command of Captain Robert C. Payne and Lieutenant Littlefield,...
Cars require roads, and roads are destructive

Cars require roads, and roads are destructive

Cars require roads. After all, what use is a car without a road to drive it on? Whether a car uses fossil fuels or is electric, all cars require roads. Roads are terrible for the environment. Aside from fragmenting habitat and creating an influx of pollutants into...
What we mean when we say “massacre”

What we mean when we say “massacre”

What we mean when we say “massacre” (Reflecting on the September 12, 1865 Thacker Pass Massacre) Words can, of course, be dangerous. That’s why we keep some words tightly wrapped and shoved into the darkest, coldest corners of our minds. We stuff the realest meanings...