What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Hey all! Welcome back, and thanks for your patience. It’s been a busy few months, for everything except writing. I hadn’t planned on taking the summer off from posting, but that’s how it wound up. A quick catch-up, then I’ll fill you in on what’s next for Off the Rails. The North Park Book Fair... Continue Reading →

North Park Book Fair

Hey all! Next Saturday, July 17, I’ll be participating in the first ever North Park Book Fair. Hosted by Verbatim Books, North Park Thursday Market, and North Park Main Street, it’s an open-air street fair for book lovers, with two blocks of books, zines, and comics, as well as literary art, food, and live performances... Continue Reading →

Mojave National Preserve

Hello all! Hope everyone is planning a safe 4th of July holiday weekend that doesn’t include lighting the Western U.S. on fire. Myself, I’m heading to Mojave National Preserve for two days of field survey, because that’s the type of thing you get to do as an archaeologist in southern California. I’ll be examining “guzzlers”... Continue Reading →

Nobles Emigrant Trail – Susanville

Welcome! Today we'll follow the Nobles Emigrant Trail west out of Susanville. If you haven't read the post about the history of the trail yet, click here to check that out. It will give you an overview of who Nobles was, when he pioneered the trail, and what life was like in northern California just... Continue Reading →

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