High good, low bad: Mead in July 2013

Steadily falling elevations of Lake Mead, the largest storage reservoir in the West, reinforce the need for Western cities to emphasize conservation as a source of "new" water.

My balls are real

A walk in the park produced two very rare baseballs. That the Lou Gehrig and Vic Willis signatures were forgeries didn't make them any less rare for an avid collector of lost Little League balls.

High good, low bad: Mead in June 2013

Lake Mead's a little less than half full but enough about the Southwest and its talent for running down its reservoirs. Things are looking interesting with storm water harvesting in Seattle.