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BEST BURN EVER? Reason #6

OUR PLAYA MAKEOVERS You’ve probably seen the pictures. Topless people, bottomless people, naked people – and “totally decked out, dressed-to-the-nines in colourful boas, fake furs, ginormous boots, mad goggles, top...
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BEST BURN EVER? Reason #5

THE TEMPLE First-timers think Burning Man is about a burning man. I guess you can’t blame them. We thought that as well when we first attended in 2007. Then, after...
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BEST BURN EVER? Reason #4

THE KIDSVILLE POSTCARD Burning Man is a gifting culture. A participant culture. You’re meant to do something, bring something, somehow contribute something. This is not as easy as it sounds...
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BEST BURN EVER? Reason #3

THE LACK OF TICKET SALES AT THE GATE Many of us had been lulled into thinking that Burning Man would just keep growing year after year; many of us believed...
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BEST BURN EVER? REASON #2

THE WEATHER It was one of my favorite stickers ever: “Welcome to Burning Man, where nature makes a serious effort to kill you.” But in 2011, nature hung its hat...
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BEST BURN EVER? REASON #1

WE TOOK A YEAR OFF It was painful missing out on Burning Man last year. Had money been no object, I imagine we would have been there. But cost, time...
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After The Flood: Music for Relief

To paraphrase and borrow from a longer post at Watershed Post, musician Martin Rivas has championed Schoharie County flood relief efforts with his After the Flood benefit CD, which features...
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Burning Man is Home

Welcome Home. Until I get to post my own summation of this year’s Burning Man, please make do with this video, set to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s hit...
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