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Llamas Larkspur, Colorado

Llamas are a staple in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and other high Andes South American countries.  Llama wool keeps locals warm and you can buy llama sweaters, caps and blankets in open markets in Otavalo, Ecuador as well as other marketplaces in the southern hemisphere....

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Weston’s 1960 El Camino Gong 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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Three Old Men Sitting on a Bench

Some photographs resonate.This photo, hanging on a restaurant wall in an Albuquerque Olive Garden, resonates. It is a black, white, and gray ode to old age. These three old men have a history and are sitting on a bench watching life pass. Old men have histories that...

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Sunday Church-Video At Washed by the Word Church, Albuquerque

Sunday's are predictable and that is not  bad. There is praise and worship, announcements, then expository teaching verse by verse, book by book. There are no frills, no topical sermons, no guest speakers, no videos. This Sunday we are serenaded by singers from a...

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Group Therapy

At the Marble Brewery, downtown Albuquerque, the stage is occupied. " Group Therapy, " has been on the set for half of their first set. They swing for the fences as patrons of the brewery sit outside at tables, balance conversation, watching kids, looking for future...

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Zoltar The Future only costs a dollar to see

On my way down a narrow hallway to the restroom in the Clines Corner Travel Center, Zoltar accosts me. " Would you like to know your future, " he asks? On my way out of the rest room I push a dollar up to a little blinking light on the front of Zoltar's . Ever so...

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Please Don’t Touch Seated Indian

. In the 1950's, television started with three black and white channels and most of the programming showcased cowboys and Indians. With stock dialogue and less than noble plots, cowboys killed Indians and Indians killed cowboys. On our street, most every kid had a six...

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Campout at McDonalds Four thirty in the morning

  Sometime last night this homeless statistic rolled his shopping cart/closet onto Ronald McDonald's premises and parked it.  The Albuquerque homeless problem is ubiquitous even if un-employment is low and jobs are rumored to be everywhere.. Most  intersections in the...

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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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The Gang’s All Here McDonald's

Five o' clock a.m. comes early. Some people stay in bed. Others, like us hard heads, rise early, bundle up, walk into the just unlocked McDonald's for a cup of coffee, free Wi-Fi, conversation, jokes, philosophy, political arguments, gossip. Art and Robert are looking...

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Cano’s Castle Antonito, Colorado

Leaving Antonito, Colorado, it is not hard to see two gleaming towers off to the east, the sun glistening off silver spires made out of hub caps, flattened beer cans, wire, window casements and whatever other metal comes into the hands of it's builder. You drive a few...

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Haiti Made in the neighborhood

Haiti Made is a local Cafe and Gift Shop. If you walk outside the Christianville front gate, past the security man sitting in a chair with a weapon by his side, you can make a quick right and follow a single lane road into the countryside. Less than a quarter mile,...

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