Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wonder Valley Get Together

Dear Wonder Valley,

Kip Fjeld and High Desert Test Sites are both BIG supporters of Wonder Valley. Kip works most Sundays and at some of the events at the Palms and this is the second Kip's Desert Book Club he's hosted out here. The first was at my house and 28 people came to discuss the book Point Last Seen with the author Hannah Nyala West. We all sat on my patio. As it got darker lightning flashed over the Coxcombs. It was a beautiful evening.

The message I'm getting from many of you is that you long for the days when you used to have a hopping community where everyone got together for social events. For that to happen again we all have to leave our houses and our comfort zones and go to where the people are. Next Monday night that will be the Glass Outhouse Gallery for Kip's Desert Book Club. It's not required that you read the book - J.G. Ballard's Vermilion Sands (I have an extra copy if you need it). I may find time to read it over the weekend but if not I'll just listen to other people talk about it and enjoy the potluck, the company, and the sun setting over the magical grounds of the gallery. The setting sun lights up the bottle garden in a dazzling display.

Please come. Meet your neighbors. Meet Kip and all the people who work so hard to make Wonder Valley the art and music mecca of the Morongo Basin. Be the one who makes the difference. You are needed and wanted.

Let's give a big Wonder Valley showing on Monday. Give me something great to report about at the next MAC meeting.

Monday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Kip's Desert Book Club at
The Glass Outhouse Gallery
77575 Twentynine Palms Highway (at Thunder Road)
Wonder Valley, California, 92277

There will be a community potluck at this event so please bring a dish or bag of chips if you can, and something to drink for yourself.

I'll be there so you can come sit by me and I'll be bringing the two new WV postcards to pass out,  if you want to get them early, and I'll also have copies of the Wonder Valley Sand Paper so you can pick that up, too.