Bob Tregilus

Photographer in Reno, Nevada

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Bob is a professional landscape photographer living in Reno, NV. He also works part time as a fine art picture framer. Occasionally, he produces and hosts the Plug In America Show, a show about electric drive transportation (electric vehicles) and he'll contribute an occasional show to Hacker Public Radio.

Bob's interests vary widely--as well as wildly--and include nearly everything with the exception of: Sports (drag- and air-racing are okay though); screeching babies (they're like fingernails on a blackboard); television (the plug-in-drug); mindless commercial pop culture [fill in the blank] (it kills brain cells faster than moonshine); and Brussels sprouts (they look tasty, but aren't).

Bob is a retired amateur (sometimes professional) policy wonk and troublemaker (read: community organizer) in the areas of renewable energies, electric drive transportation, civil liberties, GNU/Linux, and economic justice. He was also the former cohost of This Week in Energy (TWiE) and was an occasional "knowledge journalist" in all of the above mentioned fields.

Bob tries to spend most of his time in the Big Outdoors--his preferred environment--where he might be found hiking in the Sierra Nevada backcountry or the high desert Basin and Ranges of his home state of Nevada shooting photographs. Can't find him there? Then look in his machine shop or in his garden creating real wealth (food) unlike the societal-leeches who infest Wall Street. Or Bob might be playing with Schrödinger "Ding" the super-symmetric, super-positioned, quantum string theory kitty. (Well, Ding plays when he isn't working on his Grand Unified Theory equations.)

Bob likes desert, sun, rocks, sagebrush, and sky. Like the author Edward Abbey wrote (1977): "Enter at your own risk. Carry water. Avoid the noonday sun. Try to ignore the vultures. Pray frequently."