We do our best at Moonshine Ink to provide insightful accounts and reflections of the civic, economic and environmental issues facing us today in Truckee and North Tahoe. However, arts and culture are just as important to include in our daily lives. Moonshine Ink is proud to present an entire issue dedicated to the arts and culture as submitted by our readers and community members. Essays, poems and short stories fill our regular columns while visuals of photographs, paintings, scultures, etc. are in community gallery sections. So sit back, turn on the right side of your brain, and consider this a month to reflect on your and your neighbor's creative side.