On our last day at Yosemite this year, Marian stayed in the Valley while I zipped around in the car trying to get to various places when I thought the light would be best. At the tail end of the day I made it to Bridalveil Fall, and as I pulled in there was a group of kids horsing around right in the middle of the parking lot. Instead of running them down, I turned into a nearby space and got out. When I did, I saw what they were doing: trying to pose for pictures with a Bridalveil rainbow right behind them. So I joined in and got a picture of the rainbow too.

And it’s a good thing I did, because I really had made it there just in the nick of time. By the time I walked up the path to the foot of the falls—a matter of five or ten minutes—afternoon shadows were already racing up the rock wall. The only picture I took that was any good was the one from the parking lot. Thanks kids!

February 15, 2018 — Yosemite National Park, California

Dear Reader,

This feels like the most important fundraising drive since I've been CEO of Mother Jones, with staggeringly high stakes and so much uncertainty. In "News Is Just Like Waste Management," I try to unpack the reality we all face and how we can rise to the challenge. If you're able to, this is a critical moment to support Mother Jones’ nonprofit journalism: We need to raise $400,000 to help cover the vital reporting projects we have planned, and right now is no time to pull back.

Monika Bauerlein, CEO, Mother Jones

Dear Reader,

This feels like the most important fundraising drive since I've been CEO of Mother Jones, with staggeringly high stakes and so much uncertainty. In "News Is Just Like Waste Management," I try to unpack the reality we all face and how we can rise to the challenge. If you're able to, this is a critical moment to support Mother Jones’ nonprofit journalism: We need to raise $400,000 to help cover the vital reporting projects we have planned, and right now is no time to pull back.

Monika Bauerlein, CEO, Mother Jones

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate