kip's desert book club
the sawtooth complex by susan lang
march 6, 2017

Upon finding out that Sarah Witt had a place in Pipes Canyon and wanted to host a Desert Book Club meeting, Susan Lang's book The Sawtooth Complex immediately came to mind. When Susan did a reading at the Historical Society, there was not a dry eye in the house. Set in our own local mountains, this is a powerful story of people and the environment written only as a person born and raised in the area could write it. 

HDTS Gem/Mineral expo & painted rock auction
Starts tomorrow at human resources los angeles, february 25-26

We are so excited for the third annual HDTS Gem/Mineral Expo and Painted Rock Auction this weekend at Human Resources! Please stop by to check out the vast array of gems, minerals, and crystals for sale along with 54 artist painted (or conceptualized) rocks.

scout series book release
at the 2017 laabf, february 24-26
#3 eden solas

HDTS is excited to announce the release of our latest labor of love, #3 of our Scout Book Series at the LAABF 2017!

Part of our ongoing Scout Residency, Tender Tinder Tarot Teacher chronicles a year of Eden Solas' daily encounters with the new age, the desert dating scene, economic hardships, and small everyday trials and triumphs through her role of payday loan attendant. Solas’ short stories touch intimately on the breadth of lives in the High Desert region. 

high desert test kitchen
february ingredient: lamiaceae
february 20, 2017

includes sages, chia, lavender, mint

Kip's desert book club
the temptation of st. anthony
february 6, 2017

Not in a million years would I think that the Desert Book Club might be reading Flaubert. When John Alexis suggested The Temptation of St. Anthony as the February selection, he could see that I was rather surprised at the thought. It turns out that this work is not only set in the desert, but it also explores "the desert of the mind" as John put it so well.