Lake Powell and the houseboat we spent three days on. Photo by me.

Lake Powell is one of the most beautiful environmental blunders you’ll ever see. It’s not actually a lake at all — it’s a reservoir, the second largest in the United States. …

Movies

It’s a good option for viewers who don’t want a subscription service

Screenshot of Redbox.com by Terrisa Meeks (author)

If you live in the U.S., you’re familiar with Redbox, the DVD and Blu-ray rental service housed in big red machines found outside of many McDonalds, grocery stores, drug stores, and similar businesses. …

True Crime

In 1959, the 33.19 karat stone now known as the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond was stolen from a ranch outside Las Vegas

The ranch house at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, where the theft took place. Photo by author, Terrisa Meeks.

Today, Spring Mountain Ranch is a state park just outside of Las Vegas, a lovely spot for picnicking and hiking. …

Humor

This was written for writers, but with a few substitutions it applies to anyone

Woman at desk with hands on her face, distressed, looking at laptop
Photo by Elisa Ventur on Unsplash

Stage 1: “I have plenty of time.” (9 days before deadline)

Stage 2: “It shouldn’t take me long to finish this.” (8 days to go)

Stage 3: “Look, HBO has the entire Harry Potter series!” (3 days pass)

Stage 4: “I probably should take a closer look at this.” …

Las Vegas True Crime

A story about Harry Wham’s 1983 murder and the man who wanted to write the book on it

Photo by Andreas Nast on Unsplash

Las Vegas in the 1970s and 80s was a far different place than it is today. Hotels that would later be imploded were still standing, the city was a fraction of its current size, and the Mob was still a thing. …

Terrisa Meeks

I'm a Las Vegas-based writer and life-long desert rat.

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