Seasonal Insomniacs In Times of Climate Chaos, by Rivera Sun

New Mexico - Desert Snow 1, January 1, 2020

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
December 30, 2021

It snowed, finally. We’ve been waiting for months, restless and agitated. Have you ever seen your child settle more deeply into slumber after you tuck them under the blanket? That’s how it feels here. I live in the high-altitude desert of Northern New Mexico. Deserts often invoke images of Saharan sands, but this desert sprawls atop black, volcanic basalt. Perched at 7,000 feet, it snows here in the winter. Or, it used to.

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