Perhaps I Should Explain
My name is Jim Andersen. For 32 years I lived in a remote high-desert community which was immortalized in the book “The Town That Died Laughing”. It was more formally known as Austin, Nevada and was tucked in at the 6,600-foot elevation of the Toiyabe Mountain range. I believe I worked about every job in town–including deputy sheriff and judge–and finally wrote my own book titled “Lost in Austin”. I loved the town and I loved the people and this blog is dedicated to those who wonder why folks would live way out there in the sticks and brush and snow anyhow. Well, I have to admit I couldn’t take it: 32 brutal winters later I moved to an even smaller town near Death Valley after which I scooted east to a somewhat larger place.
But now it’s too hot.