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Rantcast: the desert shoe tree

 

In October's Rantcast, Michael Branch discusses why a tree, filled with shoes, is so appealing to passersby in his neck of the woods. Each set of shoes has its own story, and sometimes he and his daughters make up stories about the shoes. Mike then takes his daughters, each with their own items -- and their own stories -- to leave their belongings in the tree.

Rants from the Hill are Michael Branch's monthly musings on life in rural Nevada. They are posted at the beginning of each month at www.hcn.org.  You can subscribe to the podcast for free in iTunes, or through Feedburner if you use other podcast readers. Each month's rant is also available in written form.

Musical credits for Rantcast: Bumper sticker sloganeering, licensed under Creative Commons, courtesy Lorenzo's Music, for opening and closing track "We All Fall Down," Admiral Bob, for "Longing for Tumbleweeds," and Pitx, for "See You Later."

Find more Rants from the Hill at hcn.org.

If you like this podcast, you might also enjoy West of 100, our mid-month podcast covering nature and culture in the American West. Available for free via iTunes and through Feedburner.