Planet Mojave – Table of Contents

CONTENTS:

THE GREAT OUTDOORS 
Ten Rules for Living in a Small Desert Town ….. Daniel Stallings
More Rules of Desert Living ….. Various writers
Living in the Glory Shadow ….. Stephen J. Wersan
Death Valley to Mt. Whitney Bicycle Road Race ….. Andy Kilikauskas
Sunstroke, Snakebite, and Spiders ….. Maryann Butterfield
Snow Geese ….. Stephen J. Wersan
Rock and Roll Grandma ….. Francine Wersan
I Was Just Thinking . . . ….. Betty Lee Speckels
What the Chamber of Commerce Won’t Tell You ….. Andy Kilikauskas
Mojave Desert Skies ….. Fredrick Gary Hareland

LIGHTS ! ACTION ! MOJAVE DESERT! 
Hollywood’s Largest Backlot: The Mojave Desert ….. Fredrick Gary Hareland
Filming in the Desert ….. Anthony Haberman
Star Trek Connection ….. Donna McCrohan Rosenthal

A DESERT GARDEN OF VERSES, PART I 
Desert Wind ….. Maryann Butterfield
Desert Raven ….. Charlotte Goodson
Guard Doves ….. Stephen J. Wersan
Ancient Frost Dragon ….. Maryann Butterfield
Just South of Nowhere ….. Daniel Stallings
Desert Solstice ….. Megan R. Keenan

THE PEOPLE OF PLANET MOJAVE 
Coso Range Rock Art …… Judith Martin
The Iron Lady of the Golden Rand ….. Elizabeth Babcock
Feelings ….. Frank Deits
My First Trip to Mojave and First Grand Adventure ….. Fredrick Gary Hareland
Ridgecrest Revisited ….. .Margaret Luebs
From Town Mouse to Desert Rat ….. Olivia Shatto
Mojave Aviatrix ….. Casey Wilson
My Favorite Worm ….. Heather Couillard
Kudos for Doodle, Fran, and Stevie ….. Donna McCrohan Rosenthal
Unconventional East Kern ….. Jeanette Marshall, Sandy Aubin, Elizabeth Babcock,
Andy Kilikauskas, Bill Blanc, Fredrick Gary Hareland

LIVING AND LOVING IN A WORLD APART 
Say It With a Simile ….. Various writers
Loss: A Love Story ….. Donna McCrohan Rosenthal
Ridgecrest Artists Open Their Studios ….. Megan R. Keenan
Maintaining a Jewish Presence in the Desert ….. Stephen J. Wersan
Race to the Future ….. Maryann Butterfield
Desert Living ….. Merrie Giles
Thumbnail Encyclopedia ….. Donna McCrohan Rosenthal

FICTIONAL INTERLUDE 
The Bestiary at the Pinnacles ….. Holly Dworken Cooley
Incident on a Lonely Highway ….. Norma Howell
A Miner’s Tale ….. Linda Robinett
Death of a Desert Tortoise ….. Margaret Luebs
The Dust Piles Up ….. Olivia Shatto
Terribleville and Its Saver ….. Sawyer Chrisman

WORD STORIES 
Word Stories ….. Various writers

A DESERT GARDEN OF VERSES, PART II 
The Sand Walkers ….. Joy Extine Webb
An Ode to the Mountains ….. Betty Lee Speckles
Mojave Moon ….. Norma Howell
Walker Pass Haiku ….. Maryann Butterfield
The Whirlwind ….. Betty Lee Speckles
A Creation Myth ….. Holly Dworken Cooley
Memory ….. Dan Burnett
Near Trona ….. Daniel Stallings

POEMS FOR CHILDREN 
Don’t Say A Bat . . . ….. Dan Burnett
Birds’ Nests ….. Dan Burnett
Can You Do Coyote Things? ….. Dan Burnett
I Saw an Old Owl ….. Dan Burnett

COWBOYS AND THE WEST 
Mojave Desert Ghost Towns ….. Norma Howell
Joe Simpson Was Lynched — Twice ….. Casey Wilson
The Reel West ….. Allison Aubin
Speaking of the Old West…….. Donna McCrohan Rosenthal

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