White Sands

Geoff Dyer

My wife and I were driving south on Highway 54 from Alamogordo to El Paso. We’d spent the afternoon at White Sands and my brain was still scorched from the glare. I worried that I might even have done some permanent damage to my eyes. The sand is made of gypsum — whatever that is — and is as b…

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