I'm still writing away, thank goodness, and my latest feature story is a speculative, somewhat whimsical piece that proposes five structural reforms that could bring Nevada state government back on track. Nevadans remain skeptical of welfare-state policies, and have a populist distrust of professional politicians, as the story points out. The state government has grown like kudzu precisely because there aren't sufficient institutional barriers in place to keep our part-time, "citizen" legislature from spending like drunken sailors. This piece offers some suggestions. Hope you enjoy it.