Spirit Talks

Out with the Old/In with the New At the " River of Lights "

Part of the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens " River of Lights "  package for $110.00 per couple is cleansing souls. After the train ride, those who participate, write bad memories from the past year on a piece of paper, fold the paper, and toss it into the fire....

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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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Llamas Larkspur, Colorado

Llamas are a staple animal 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...

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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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Dave Goodbye's

The last time I talked to Dave was on the phone. When he finally called me back he told me about his hospital stay, about the nurses, the food, the Doctors, the medications, the weather. " It's all that smoke in the air, " he explained as his reason for being in the...

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Puzzles Sunday School

Kids like playing on the carpet. Tonight's theme will be Noah. It is about a righteous man who is told by God to build a huge boat. A great flood comes and destroys a sinful mankind. Noah, his family and the animals on his ark,survive and are the seeds for God's new...

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It’s the Feeling, Man! Jazz

On Saturday mornings, the New Mexico Jazz Workshop jam is in order. Open cases are spread on the floor, Real Books rest on stands,metal folding chairs have been unfolded, coffee is okay outside the rehearsal room, guitarists plug in amps, sax players suck on reeds,...

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Three Jelly fish Albuquerque Biopark

  Fish are streamlined for propulsion. Their bodies create little friction between them and the water that supports them. Light filters down from the water's surface where we aquarium visitors watch the fish take graceful turns around the tank's curves. In...

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Medical Blues Douglas Hospital

This is not a happy tale. Broken in a car crash ,Chris, flown by helicopter to the hospital trauma unit, is fed through a tube, breaths through a tube,has a sensor pinned into the top of his shaved head to reveal brain activity. Staff shift his body position every...

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