Scott’s Adventures in New Mexico

All Smiles 206 bones

Waiting for the Doctor, after a nurse has checked my oxygen levels, put me on a scale, written down my issues on her note pad, the examining room is as basic as the intake procedure. There are some Q tips in a little jar next to the sink. There is an examination table...

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Fort Union Santa Fe Trail

Near Watrous, New Mexico, I have always sped past an I-25 highway sign that reads simply, " Fort Union . " This trip, I exit, and follow the Old Santa Fe Trail that brought people west in the eighteen hundreds looking for opportunity. After the Civil War, poor folks,...

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” All of Me “ 44th Army New Mexico National Guard Band

" All of Me " is a jazz standard, a song called often at jam sessions and performances, a standard that  has been going strong since the 40's. Tonight's performance brings back the Big Band era after World War 2 when ballrooms,in big as well as small towns,...

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Holding up the World Angels, golf balls and the World

Cherub's are winged angelic beings who attend to God. In traditional Christian angelology they are angels of the second highest order of the nine fold celestial hierarchy. It is difficult to know which task is the most difficult for this angel - holding up the world...

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Charlie’s Birdhouse Back Yard ready

It takes skill to build a birdhouse. I didn't get a builder's tour but this birdhouse comes with a sturdy shingle roof, spacious front porch, and a back door that can be opened to clean inside. The home's front door is a round hole, big enough for a small sparrow to...

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Love Machine Squeeze the Handle

  In the lobby of the Albuquerque County Line Barbecue, there is a special love machine for testing your love potentials. This " Love Machine " costs a quarter for its diagnosis, and, for your quarter, you can see how you measure up on the love chart by putting...

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Lucky Chair Horseshoes for luck

Under the " Home of the Big Rib " rib, as you walk towards one of several back dining rooms at the County Line Barbecue, is a lucky chair. We all have our favorite chairs. Yours might be an old recliner that you found on the sidewalk with a ' Take Me " sign pinned to...

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Barbecue Blues County Line Barbecue

In the shadow of the Sandia Mountains, the County Line Barbecue is packed this Friday night. I am on the band's e mail list, and got my invitation via e-mail. Judging from a plate of ribs on another patron's plate, on the bar counter next to me, the barbeque doesn't...

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