The wheel comes off in the Permian Basin
That yurt is the bee's knees! It's very lucky you got rides to and from Marfa, but too bad there are not better biking alternatives.
Yes, electrify everything! Jake, I’m sure you already know about this but other readers might not. I’m so delighted for the work of Mark Jacobson at Stanford. His arguments are so compelling: https://a.co/h5MWqWq
I too have been awaiting the next post and especially enjoyed this one, as we have spent time in the Chihuahuan desert, in the lovely triangle marked by Alpine, Marfa and Fort Davis (where there is an incredible observatory, educating earthlings on the wonders of the sky). It is rugged territory but also quite beautiful, especially under blue skies and sunshine. I have visited the El Cosmico campground (out of curiosity) and well imagine your relief at having the shelter of a yurt for your bike repair adventure! I loved your stories of meeting and learning to depend on the kindness of others: famous poets from P-Town and not so famous retirees, who spend their time measuring bluebonnets and giving rides to visitors. Texas has some hard edges and disturbing politics, but it is also home to some decent people. Glad to know you met some of them. Happy discovery of NOLA1
I have been eagerly awaiting your next post, knowing already the basics of some of the challenges you faced in Texas since we’ve talked a few times this week, but WOW! You really paint a vivid picture of your Marfan adventures. I know I am the biased mama, but this is damn good. I hope when you get back to Boston you’ll keep sharing your climate journey through the blog. Three cheers for Lou, Pat the Poet, and Belinda. Enjoy NOLA.