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2020: A Blessing or a Curse?

Was 2020 a blessing or a curse? One relationship expert penned a My Shot reflecting on the year that tested many of our interpersonal interactions.

Will you take the COVID vaccine when it becomes available to...

It’s a fraught topic. When I posed the question on Facebook, 116 of our users weighed in with comments, plus 32 reacts. I was...

Counting Our 2020 Blessings

2020 was a heck of a year … it wasn’t all bad. Counting blessings from the year that kept giving.

What hopes do you have for your community and the country...

2020 is closing out and we went macro: What hopes do Tahoe/Truckee community members have for the new year? It’s a loaded question after this past one.

Well, Hello December! … And See Ya Later, 2020

A sarcastic ode to 2020 and discarded campaign signs

Binging 2020 is Exhausting

How many episodes of this unwatchable show are left?

And Then They Shut the Forests

First came the disease, then the economic downturn, and now (the last straw for this My Shot author) wildfire has gotten so bad it’s forced the closure of the forests. This piece presents a path forward to never allow this to happen again.

Help Our Children by Taking the Census

California census deputy director Emilio Vaca appreciates the sense of community he has found in our region, and advocates, for the sake of our children, that everyone take the census.

Burned Out

Murder hornets. Racial unrest. Wildfire, pandemic, economic collapse, climate change. What more can the year throw at us?

Ladies, Get Out the Vote

It’s been a hundred years since women first won the right to vote; today’s women fight to get out the vote


Killing It

Setting the Record Straight

When Demand Exceeds Supply

Dodging the Draft