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Kaktus Brewing Company Jam – Video Glenn Kostur

The last skeleton I ran into was Freddie at an Albuquerque Starbucks, on Halloween. Before that, I shared a bench with a man of bones in Tulum, Mexico and listened to him sing his blues. There were glorious skeletons painted on a wall in Cuenca, Ecuador overlooking...

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3 On A Match-Video Albuquerque Sunport

  These musicians remind me of cabarets in Berlin, London, Paris, after World War 2, without the smoke, SS Officers and floozies.  A first response to new music is to discount or find faults with it because it is new, and unfamiliar. Another...

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Cooped Up Stan's Chicken House

Stan has had chickens for a few years. They weren't something he wanted but his adopted kids wanted egg laying chickens so he built them a first rate chicken coop, feeds them, keeps their cage clean, and can't kill the chickens because his daughter would cry. " Do...

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Horned Toad Starbucks Parking Lot

Starbucks coffee is ubiquitous. Their wi-fi gets us connected free to the global web. For a couple of bucks I mingle almost daily with tech savvy people who lean towards globalism, free healthcare for all, living wage checks from Uncle Sam, electric cars. The...

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House Car Home Sweet Home

This home on wheels was originally owned by a couple from Louisiana who traveled from town to town with a carnival. They sold kewpie dolls and prizes, and, as far as we know, lived as happy as the Old Lady who lived in a Shoe. Inside, it is roomy enough for a couple...

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Weston’s 1960 El Camino Going for a paint job

This car is no longer a car. It is a piece of family history. In high school, Weston started banging out dents, measuring from A to B, searching the internet for alternators and chrome. In college, he was home for holidays and fashioned new panels for rusted out steel...

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King for the Day Get your crown at Burger King

These crowns are made from paper with printed jewels on the side. They adjust to fit all heads and there are plenty to go around. Customers can take them for free and kids are not the only ones that wear them. Kings used to be in short supply, one to a country. In...

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StarBucks Break Coffee on skeleton crew

Halloween has crawled out of the grave for another year. At a local Starbucks, Freddie doesn't have to bone up on store policy, customer relations, or how to work the register. He hands out coffee and keeps his mouth shut because he rattles when he talks. This morning...

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Rigo’s Truck Embudito Canyon, Albuquerque

We follow our chosen trail, turning and twisting, finding footholds in granite boulders to take us further up a sandy small arroyo lined with brush.  It is Saturday and most hikers are still in bed. Deer gnats, fierce this time of year, must have partied late...

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Firestorm Crossing Arizona 2018

When you see clouds turn this color, the sun obscured, visibility shrunk, the odds of it being the " End of the World " increase. I expect to witness armed Angels riding down out of the smoke on horses breathing fire, drawn swords ready to take off unrighteous heads...

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