All roads lead to Vegas.

    Megan EdwardsYes, there was a time when they all led to Rome. In fact, I followed those ancient thoroughfares back when I was choosing a college major and ended up studying Latin and Greek. I did go to Rome (even though I had to take a plane). It was even more fabulous than a place where all roads lead should be.

    Fast forward a bunch of years and life lessons and jobs and stuff. One day that started out ordinary, my house burned down in a wildfire. My unexpected "stufflessness" resulted in a road trip I predicted would last six months and bring me back to where I started.

    It didn’t. Instead, 150,000 miles and seven years later, I found myself in Las Vegas. Somehow, all the roads I took eventually brought me here, where I remain endlessly captivated by a city I believe Julius Caesar would find fascinating, too.

    On this site, you’ll find my books and my ramblings, and even a few paintings from time to time. I hope you enjoy looking around!

     


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January Painting-A-Day Challenge

January 21st, 2014
To kick 2014 off creatively -- and to make use of a stack of old vertical window blinds -- I decided to set myself the challenge of painting a picture every day for the month of January. I've displayed them here at their actual size: three-and-a-half by five inches. If you click on them, you'll see a much bigger version. January 31: "school's Out!" January 30: "Still Life with Black Beans" January 29: "Through the Tunnel to Parts West"... (more...)

Inspiration Strikes Downtown

December 30th, 2013
Don’t ask the people at the Heart Attack Grill where the Inspire Theatre is. They do not know, even though it’s at the same intersection: Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. Maybe they’ll catch on that there’s a cool new meeting place a short stone's throw from their front door, but on Friday night when Inspire opened its doors for the first time, the Heart Attack Grill folks didn’t have a clue. Part of the problem may lie in the design of Inspire’s sign. It’s skinny, vertical, and turned at the perfect angle to render it invisible to anyone peering out from inside the Heart Attack. I doubt that this ... (more...)