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Desert Lady Diaries

Apr 7, 2020

Cathy Snodgrass was born and raised near Galveston, Texas. Her first experience with desert was watching western movies. 
 
In 1976, driving through what was then Joshua Tree National Monument, Cathy rounded a mountain and found herself looking down on the 'quaint' town where she and her then Marine husband would...


Mar 24, 2020

Artist and founder of Earth House Studios, Sharon Davis creates colorful art and installations at her home in Morongo Valley.
 
Sharon and I bonded as two Jersey girls, so you might get hungry listening to the beginning of this episode.
 
Sharon left NJ for the first time in in 1974 and came to California, landing in...


Feb 11, 2020

First trained as a painter, artist Mary Addison Hackett also practices in photography, video and other time-based projects.
 
Mary Addison first experience with desert was on family vacation – three of them – from her hometown of Nashville to the Grand Canyon, Tucson, Mexico and other natural desert wonders along...


Nov 12, 2019

 

Imagine driving into the desert, a place of wide open spaces where you can see for miles, and not being able to breathe. This was Mary Sojourner's first experience with desert, somewhere between Parker, AZ and 29 Palms.
 
Mary had moved west in 1985 from Rochester NY β€˜to write and fight for the earth'. It was Edward...


Nov 5, 2019

Dawn Rowe's first experience with desert was driving to Las Vegas for a Marine Corps Ball. Alan, her late husband, needed something for his uniform and decided they would drive the back way to Vegas, passing the Marine Base in 29Palms where he would pick it up at the PX. Driving up the Morongo grade and then down into...