Double Down - A Blog

Oct 4, 2018 | Posted by Naseem Jamnia


When I decided to move to Reno to join my husband, who had just started his master’s program at the University of Nevada...

Sep 27, 2018 | Posted by Scott Dickensheets

It’s a quiet September Saturday, and I’m thinking hard about how fragile life, civilization, and everything really are. Not because something’s wrong, at least not in my immediate world, but rather...

Sep 20, 2018 | Posted by Elise Choi


Sep 13, 2018 | Posted by Lindsay Wilson
The poet read this poem at Reno’s 150th birthday kick off in the City Center to a
celebratory crowd that included the Mayor of Reno and City Council members.
We’re fifth generation or we moved here last month.
Here? We’re tired of reminding you how to use
your tongue. We’ll say it the right way and hope
you catch on, and those are Mountain Bluebirds,
not Blue Jays, they slipped into the big sky
to remind us of transience. Happiness comes at a price,
and we need...
Sep 6, 2018 | Posted by Cassandra D. Little, PhD, MSW


One writes out of one thing-one’s own experience everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from...

Aug 30, 2018 | Posted by Pat Ferraro Klos


Pershing County: 100 Years was born out of a neighborhood in Lovelock, Nevada, where four friends lived — where four generations of their families met, gathered, talked, and told stories based on the history of that part of northern Nevada. Lovelock’s arms embraced...

Aug 23, 2018 | Posted by June Sylvester Saraceno

Previously published in Tiferet


Aug 16, 2018 | Posted by Vogue Robinson

Sleeping Beauty had three fairy godmothers


Aug 9, 2018 | Posted by Katelyn J. Lee

This letter is the 2018 “Letters About Literature” winner for Nevada.