Learning about Virginia City, Nevada, where some of the first prospectors in the 1860s lived in holes abandoned by coyotes. Then, afraid they’d get shot at, they moved closer to town and put up shelters made of blankets or brush, potato sacks or old shirts. This to be close to the Comstock lode, to the silver ore that stretched in a two-mile swath away from Sun Mountain, as it was called (Mt. Davidson now). Made me think about what ambition would cause me to live in a tent of potato sacks.