Scott’s New Mexico Timeline

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  • 30 Apr 2020

    Hopscotch Playing in the driveway

          Hopscotch has been around a few hundred years, and hopscotch on driveways used to be a girls game in our neighborhood when we were growing up. The game takes balance, co-ordination, and planning, doesn’t cost anything to play, and has variations of how you can play a game. You Tube has videos […]

  • 29 Apr 2020

    Birdie Boobie Only the week's worst golfer gets to have this bird

          The tradition in the group of ” eight “, or the group of ” twelve, ” is that if any team gets a birdie on a hole, everyone takes a sip of ” Fireball “, a cinnamon flavored liquor. If birdies are flocking to your team you win the match, get a […]

  • 29 Apr 2020

    Camel Time Cerrillos, New Mexico

          At the Casa Grande trading post and museum in Cerrillos, New Mexico, there is also a small petting zoo for the kids. There were, this morning, some fowl and goats in the locked pens, and, oddly, a solitary camel. The last Scotttreks camel experience was in a Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic airport […]

  • 26 Apr 2020

    A day in Cerrillos, New Mexico Just past Madrid, on the way to Santa Fe

          In the 2000 U.S. Census, Cerrillos had 229 permanent residents. On the road between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and a few miles north of Madrid, another New Mexico ghost town, Cerrillos has even more ghosts than Madrid. The town has a few art galleries, shops, a U.S. Post Office, the nearby Cerrillos […]

  • 26 Apr 2020

    Prepper Money toilet paper, ammunition and alcohol

          In every crisis, you learn what is most important. Across America, the one item most people hoarded, during this Covid- 19 epidemic, was toilet paper, followed by disinfectants, face masks, hand cleaners and sanitary wipes. After toilet paper, ammunition and alcohol came in a close second and third. When the chips are […]

  • 26 Apr 2020

    Highway 14 Between Madrid and Cerrillos, New Mexico

              Highway 14 is a small ribbon of a road, two undulating lanes that roll and twist, that take traffic to Madrid and Cerrillos, New Mexico, and on to Santa Fe, or Albuquerque, depending on what direction you are pointing your car. New Mexico has always been a mining and ranching […]

  • 25 Apr 2020

    Madrid, New Mexico in the Spring Good day for a Drive

            ” You an appraiser? ” the ball capped man, leaning against a pickup, asks me as I stand in the street and take a photo of a house for sale. ” No, ” I say, ” I’m just taking pretty pictures. ” There are plenty of pretty pictures in Madrid, and […]

  • 25 Apr 2020

    G Blues Following the Roots

            Playing the blues is basic. Practice makes you better. We can all get better. Following roots is what the practice, today. If it sounds good, it is good……

  • 24 Apr 2020

    Decorative Art A Pretty Picture

          When J.B. said he had a painting he wanted to give me, I wasn’t sure where this was all headed. I didn’t need another painting but told him to bring it over, and, if I didn’t want it, I would store it for him in my garage. The painting, it turns out, […]

  • 20 Apr 2020

    Scotttreks Visits Embudo Canyon Albuquerque, New Mexico

          Enjoy the slideshow……Scott

  • 19 Apr 2020

    Chicken Pot Pie Gourmet TV Dinner

            Food is always popular, with people; talking about it, selling it, growing and raising it, trading recipes, criticizing it’s taste and preparation, perfecting its creation, enjoying it with a fancy wine or domestic beer. With lots of restaurants and eating establishments closed in our community, those of us who don’t have […]

  • 15 Apr 2020

    In the Clubhouse Official PGA Birdhouse

            Golf is the kind of sport that doesn’t appeal to everyone.  First, the idea of hitting a little round ball, on a tee, with a stick, seems silly. I mean, the ball just sits there. It isn’t coming at you like a football pass, or a baseball pitch. The only times […]

  • 13 Apr 2020

    Blues in A Major Practice Session, April 13, 2020

          You wouldn’t think playing a simple blues would be hard. You have an instrument, a backing track, some music lessons behind you, and no one in an audience is cracking up, holding  a conversation, or talking on their cell phone. The musicians on the backing track are pros, some of the best. […]

  • 13 Apr 2020

    Getting Screwed

              The project is simple enough, putting up a thirteen foot shelf and using the shelf to secure a back privacy wall along a back porch wall. All that is needed is wood, deck screws, a drill, a tape measure, a handsaw, and patience. A local Home Depot isn’t far from […]

  • 09 Apr 2020

    Embudo Canyon Hike Albuquerque's East Side

          Our country is now on  ” lock down. ” I’ve never been through a government ordered lock down where businesses are shut down, movement is restricted, banks are closed except for drive up windows or internet banking, and the real economy grinds to a halt as the stock market tries to reach […]

  • 05 Apr 2020

    Watching the Fire During a power outage

            Back in ancient days, cave men only had fires to keep them warm, and the skins of animals fashioned into clothes. We doubt  all the women looked like Raquel Welch, but then the men weren’t Brad Pitts either. Both sexes must have found something to like about the other though because […]

  • 05 Apr 2020

    Dinosaur Music Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, New Mexico

           The little kid in us stays a long long time, if we are lucky…..

  • 05 Apr 2020

    Rainbow in my Front Yard A really nice one this time

          The news we have these days is apocalyptic. Across the world, an unseen virus, emanating out of China, is obsessing people and governments. Daily, we are shown body bags and stressed hospitals, see death totals that are not yet of the Black Plague category. Total economies are shut down and we are […]

  • 04 Apr 2020

    Insects in a Box from Panama City, Panama, Old Town

            Part of travelling is bringing back stuff. There are memories and words and photos on all trips, but there are also objects that get packed in your suitcase and brought back home.  Maybe it is a piece of art from Uruguay? Maybe it is a recipe? Maybe it is a T […]

  • 04 Apr 2020

    Juggling At Meow Wolf Santa Fe, New Mexico

        Inside Meow Wolf, there is a house, a mysterious house whose owners are no where to be found. They have their left artifacts; an old desk, an old saggy comfortable couch, a bathroom with toothbrushes still in the cup, closets with clothes hanging, a washer and dryer with clothes to be cleaned. As […]

  • 04 Apr 2020

    Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, N.M. place to see and place to be

                  Meow Wolf is an immersive, interactive, art installation in an old bowling alley in Santa Fe, N, M.  It has become a tourist destination and once you enter you will be challenged. It was started in 2008 as an art collective. This is what the creators, with over […]

  • 03 Apr 2020

    Ready to Go gassed up and ready to go

          Most RV’s spend most of their life in storage. Sometimes they are kept in their own garages like prized thoroughbreds. Most often they are parked in driveways, back yards, side lots – uncovered, unprotected, unloved. Scotttrek’s classic recreational vehicle is kept in storage at a local Airstream dealer, and, for sixty dollars […]

  • 03 Apr 2020

    Albuquerque International Balloon Festival 2019 from the Juan Tabo picnic area, Tramway Boulevard/Rainbow Road, Albuquerque

          The Albuquerque International  Balloon Festival was begun in 1972. A local radio station, 770 KOB, which is still with us, was celebrating their 50th anniversary. They convinced Sid Cutter, who operated a small airport in Albuquerque, and had the only hot air balloon in New Mexico, to let them use his hot […]

  • 02 Apr 2020

    Hippo at Play Albuquerque Zoo

            At the Albuquerque Zoo, there are plenty of animals; birds, monkeys, a tiger or two, penguins, giraffes, jackals,zebras. They are well cared for in their little enclosures and we can stand at a rail and admire their coloration, adaptations, behaviors. There will come a time when the only animals we will […]

  • 02 Apr 2020

    Empty Shelves How did we get here?

            This is a scene from a local Wal-Mart, a scene many Americans are now becoming familiar with. This is the Russia we used to see on national TV, in the sixties and seventies, and talk about in high school when the benefits of Communism were trumpeted by the hippie in the […]

  • 03 Nov 2019

    Dedication parents

        At this point, with almost seven hundred posts, thousands of photographs, almost a hundred videos, and five years on line as Scotttreks, it seems like a Dedication is due. Many, if not all, literary works, art, music, drama and dance presentations have dedications, moments at the front of the effort that recognize significant […]

  • 30 Oct 2019

    R.I.P. Getting a tan

        Halloween creeps closer as leaves start to fall, pumpkins appear in windows, hot air balloons arrive for the annual Balloon fest in Albuquerque, creepy spiders turn up in school cafeterias and jackets become more than optional. It is a sparkling day and these three skeletons, in an Albuquerque North Valley front yard, don’t […]

  • 30 Oct 2019

    Dinosaurs like to color too Another Charlie creation

        Each day there are people and things to be colored. Rainbows fade if they are not brightened up. Flowers lose their delicacy in the hot desert sun and always need a make over. Oceans take a slew of work to keep the best blue. Dino, created by Charlie for a grand daughter, carries […]

  • 15 Oct 2019

    No B.S. Handwritten sign

        ATM’s have become many people’s money solution. They are in countries all over the world and you can get cash in countries where no one speaks English and all the writing looks like hieroglyphics. The ATM’s accept debit and credit cards, let you make deposits, check balances and transfer money across accounts.They are […]

  • 15 Oct 2019

    Get away from my register UNM South Golf Course snack bar

        Bazookas are old technology but World War 2 vets will tell you a thing or two about their effectiveness in the war they fought in. This plastic army man, with his bazooka pointed at me,his helmet securely fastened, his feet planted and secured by a heavy application of scotch tape, looks at me […]

  • 14 Oct 2019

    Deer in Embudo Canyon Albuquerque Foothills

        As soon as we say we haven’t seen any deer, we spot some. This family unit nips leaves off branches, ears cocked, knowing we were here long before we spotted them. Animals, these days, have issues caused by us humans encroaching on their territories. There are a whole lot more of us these […]

  • 28 Sep 2019

    Remembering Ernie Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

        At an annual celebration of the famed World War 2 correspondent, Ernie Pyle, at his home in Albuquerque, N.M., a docent tells the small group about the permanent closing of Pyle’s childhood home, in his birthplace,in Indiana.  Ernie Pyle was a celebrated World War 2 correspondent, but, today, there are many Americans who […]

  • 28 Sep 2019

    Golf Course ducks UNM South golf course water hole

        The UNM south golf course is a championship course. It has ankle deep grass in the rough, tricky greens, deep traps, rolling fairways and a few doglegs that would make a dog blush. You wouldn’t want to walk this course unless you were a mountain goat and a masochistic one at that. The […]

  • 28 Sep 2019

    Bumblebee Lunchtime Backyard dining

        If I were a true horticulturist, I would know what this bush in my back yard is called. I would know its scientific and common names. I would know if the plant has medicinal uses, how much water it needs, the proper way to trim it, the best times of the year to […]

  • 27 Jul 2019

    ” 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, turned lights down and let […]

  • 27 Jul 2019

    Albuquerque Concert 44th Army New Mexico National Guard Band

        In the American Civil War, drummer boys led troops into battle and were one of the first to be shot by opposing forces. Paintings in the White House show George Washington surrounded by a drummer and fife player when he was surviving Valley Forge and winning our disagreement with Britain. GI’s in World […]

  • 23 Jul 2019

    Charlie’s Birdhouse Back Yard ready

        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 enter but small enough to keep out a coyote, […]

  • 16 Jun 2019

    Love Machine Squeeze the Handle

        In the lobby of the Albuquerque County Line Barbecue, there is a special love machine for testing your love potential. 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 your hand firmly around a […]

  • 16 Jun 2019

    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 ” […]

  • 16 Jun 2019

    Barbecue Blues County Line Barbecue

        In the shadow of the Sandia Mountains, the County Line Barbecue is packed this Friday night.  The entertainment tonight comes from the  “Radiators”, who are singing and swinging with an upright bass, mandolin, lead guitar and vocalist, playing originals and top 40 hits. The County Line has Texas longhorns hung on its walls, […]

  • 16 Jun 2019

    Albuquerque’s E scooters Albuquerque's newest transportation

        Albuquerque has just introduced E-Scooters to the Downtown Civic Plaza, Nob Hill, Old Town, and, eventually, other well frequented locations in the city. These scooters are lined up across from the Albuquerque Museum of Art, chatting up a storm and telling scooter jokes. Two ladies, I talk too, say the scooters are fun […]

  • 15 Jun 2019

    Playing the National Anthem LifeQuest Fundraiser Golf Tournament, Tanoan C.C., Albuquerque, 2019

        The National Anthem is one of the most played songs in America. If you have played in school bands, military bands, marching bands, or are a musician who has performed at any sporting or public event, you have played the familiar melody since you were very young. In America, individualism is worshiped, but […]

  • 15 Jun 2019

    Turtle Rock Albuquerque's Embudo Canyon

        Indian School is an east- west Albuquerque boulevard that ends at the Embudo Canyon Open Space at the far east side of the city.. The parking lot, at the roads end, is the beginning of a city Open Space area that moves into the Cibola National Forest Wilderness. The nature walks and trails, […]

  • 26 May 2019

    Heckle and Jeckle Talking over the watercooler

          These two questionable birds remind me of cartoon characters us kids watched on black and white television in the 1950’s, most often perched on a tree limb talking about crazy humans. They were, as they appear here, angular, opinionated, and had New York voices that were like a piece of coarse sandpaper […]

  • 25 May 2019

    Mineshaft Tavern Local Watering Hole

        State Road 14 takes you to Madrid,New Mexico, and to Cerrillos,New Mexico, if you stay on it. All the way to Madrid we are passed by overweight motorcycle riders wearing pony tails and Bandito Leather jackets. Madrid is an old New Mexico mining town that busted a long time ago and left old […]

  • 25 May 2019

    Cerrillos, New Mexico Road Trip

        New Mexico, before statehood, was an American territory wrested from Mexico in one of America’s many wars. In 1912, we became a state and were lucky to do so.There were plenty of critics, then, as now, who suggested  New Mexico has more in common with Mexico than the United States, has a backward […]

  • 22 May 2019

    Weather Report one of those sunless days

        On the average, Albuquerque sees the sun 280 days a year.The U.S. average is 205 days. This morning the Sandia Mountains are hidden behind low lying clouds and visibility is limited. The clouds have no substance yet they hide the towering rugged peaks on our city’s east side. If you ask Albuquerque people […]

  • 21 May 2019

    Strawberry Shortcake Just before movie night

        Movie night is a Friday night extravaganza. Charlie and Sharon host and we often watch what Hollywood has cooked up to modify our behavior, influence our thinking, stir up emotions, entertain, or put us to sleep. This evening we watch Spenser Tracy in ” Bad Day at Black Rock, ” an early movie […]

  • 25 Feb 2019

    Tumbling Tumbleweed looking for home

        ” Tumbling Tumbleweeds” is a Roy Rodgers cowboy song, sung around the campfire with fellow cowhands on a starry night, with a crackling fire, when the herd is quiet and coyotes are howling harmony.  The song’s lyrics are plaintive as the western landscapes shared by cowboys, Indians, outlaws, and cattle. ” See them […]

  • 25 Feb 2019

    Little Girl on her Wrist Phone Scotttreks at work

        The map on one of the Starbuck’s walls shows several continents. When you spread the world out, pin it to a wall, you take out all its bumps, contours, unknowns, inconsistencies. When Columbus laid out his world map on the sturdy table in his Captain’s quarters his map didn’t show him his crew’s […]

  • 18 Feb 2019

    Talking with a Man of Bones Glenn Kostur plays the blues

        My last conversation with a skeleton was at an Albuquerque Starbucks, on Halloween. Before that, I shared a sidewalk bench one sunny afternoon, with a man of bones in Tulum, Mexico. Today, outside the Kaktus Brewing Company in Bernalillo, New Mexico, another set of bones greets me.  I wouldn’t swear to it but […]

  • 18 Feb 2019

    Kaktus Brewing Company Blues Jam 2/17/19, Bernalillo, New Mexico

    Bernalillo is a small rural town just north of Albuquerque. The town has some dirt roads, manufactured homes in disrepair, livestock grazing in back yards, Obama signs in front yards. The Rio Grande River and the Bosque, a cottonwood forest, flow through town on their way to Mexico. By the freeway, on the South Hill […]

  • 17 Feb 2019

    Playing for the crowd Nosotros,Valentines Day, 2019

        If you want to know what people are looking for, count the cars in the parking lot. Tonight, the parking lot is packed. The dance floor is also packed,dancers barely having enough room to stand. The band is hitting their notes, ladies are dressed to kill,  the audience rocks with the steady booming […]

  • 16 Feb 2019

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place Embudo Canyon Hike- Albuquerque

        This rock, more than a stone but not a boulder, in Embudo Canyon in the Albuquerque foothills, has been moved onto the trail, by something other than wind, water or wishes. It appears to have been lifted from a nearby mound of dirt. Where the rock used to be, on the mound, is […]

  • 13 Feb 2019

    Controlled Violence Lunch at Dion's Pizza

        Eric, a retired Army Ranger, who patrolled streets of Iraq in full battle gear, has told me violence is a way of life  and controlling or neutralizing it was once his mission as well as his livelihood. When I talk with a man who has had to take another human life, regardless of […]

  • 13 Feb 2019

    LaFonda Hotel Part of the Santa Fe History

        The LaFonda Hotel has been a fixture in Santa Fe going back decades. The current hotel was built in 1922 on a downtown site where the first Santa Fe hotel was built in 1607 when Spaniards came to town. It is on the register of the Historic Hotels of America, was once owned […]

  • 12 Feb 2019

    New Mexico Rail Runner Rapid transit in a horse and buggy state

        The New Mexico Rail Runner is New Mexico’s foray into mass transit in a state that is rural except for four larger cities along the Rio Grande north to south. In 2018, our entire population was just over two million. The impetus was to spend federal money on a project that was doomed […]

  • 11 Feb 2019

    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. They also write positive goals for […]

  • 07 Feb 2019

    3 On A Match Albuquerque Sunport

        This group belongs in cabarets in Berlin, London, Paris, after World War 2, without the smoke, SS Officers and floozies.   A first response to new music is often to discount or find faults with it because it is new. Another response is to recognize new music as new, overpraise it, and find no […]

  • 05 Feb 2019

    Santa Plays his Sax Holiday Stroll, Albuquerque Old Town -2018

        Sax Rats is our saxophone quartet – two alto saxes, a tenor sax, and a baritone sax.  It is cold this evening as we load into Dan’s van, drive down, set up, begin our first music set at the Holiday Stroll in Old Town, Albuquerque. ” In college, ” Chris tells us, ” […]

  • 04 Feb 2019

    Horned Toad Starbucks Parking Lot

        Starbucks in my city are ubiquitous. For a couple of bucks for fresh coffee I can mingle with tech savvy people who lean towards globalism, free healthcare for all, living wage checks from Uncle Sam, electric cars.  This morning, in my local Starbucks parking lot, a horned toad occupies a Toyota car hood […]

  • 04 Feb 2019

    Scotttreks 2019 Postcards

        Begun in 2014, Scotttreks is a rolladex of Scott’s time travels for those who remember what a rolladex looks like, what it was used for, how it was used, until computers sent them to antique auctions. Hot on Scotttrek’s trail, I flip back to 2014, to Uruguay, to the beginning. Usually, things that […]

  • 16 Nov 2018

    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 […]

  • 16 Nov 2018

    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 seen history and are sitting on a bench watching life pass them by. Old men often have histories that are burnished […]

  • 13 Nov 2018

    Bird Bath Old Town, Albuquerque, 2018

        This fountain stands in a plaza in Albuquerque’s Old Town and this morning, while Alan and I walk the square, local birds play and preen in its cool waters. Birds enjoy showers and they don’t need soap, soap dishes, or towels. From their songs, I don’t think they have a care in the […]

  • 10 Nov 2018

    Campout at McDonalds Four thirty in the morning

        Sometime last night this homeless statistic rolled her shopping cart 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 better parts of town have panhandlers holding ” I’m Hungry ” signs right under […]

  • 31 Oct 2018

    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 his fellow employees have a […]

  • 18 Oct 2018

    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, trumpet players move their fingers over three keys […]

  • 18 Oct 2018

    Sunflowers Requiem for Winston

        This morning, in the rough, I don’t look for my errant drive. One of our foursome’s little dog, Winston, was bit by a rattler and died on another course a few weeks ago. A golf ball,even a new one, is not worth coming face to face with a poisonous viper. Winston 1 never […]

  • 17 Oct 2018

    Backyard Mushrooms After a Rain

        After a big rain, these mushrooms appear. This yard used to be dirt, stones, brush, debris, unused patio bricks, dead leaves and trash. There were overgrown vines, broken trellises and shrubs in need of water. A small tree was removed, litter raked and stuffed into trash cans, earth leveled and turned over. Flower […]

  • 17 Oct 2018

    Rainbow Over Wal-Mart Albuquerque

        Rainbows aren’t discriminating about where they appear. This hint of a double rainbow gracefully arches over an Albuquerque Wal-Mart that has its own version of golden arches inside. Rainbows tell me that there is more than just here and now. Scotttreks and rainbows have had conversations before, my  last rainbow sighting in Belize […]

  • 17 Oct 2018

    Nature’s Defenses Albuquerque

        These mountains are a cold hard skeleton and life is the green coat draped over their jagged bones. Long spindly leaves of desert plants move lightly in the wind. Granite boulders have lichen waiting for raindrops to make their color more vibrant and further up arroyos, in the canyons between mountain fingers, are mule […]

  • 16 Oct 2018

    Ghost Chairs In a storm

        These old fashioned lawn chairs, made from steel with curved welded parts assembled in some long closed Iowa factory, have moved several times from their original homestead, on Bellamah Street. They used to sit in our childhood back yard under a cherry tree that grew tart cherries for Mom’s pies.Their final stop finds […]

  • 15 Oct 2018

    Rocking Horse For the Grandkids

        In Charlie’s front entry, his project materials are carefully spread on the floor. There are drills and hammers, paint brushes, screwdrivers, scissors and a set of instructions, if needed.  In Charlie’s newest project, the rocking horse rockers are made first with each part drawn on good wood, cut, sanded,primed and painted. The next […]

  • 05 Aug 2018

    From Under the Water At the Aquarium

        When fish glance up, they see the bottoms of leaves, insects touching the river’s back, white ripples where water hits obstacles that splits its flow.  In this underground observation area, us desert rats gawk at sharks, rays and groupers,cruising. They brush against their tank’s glass wall and pass us like race cars at […]

  • 31 Jul 2018

    Flamingos A long way from home

        Flamingos are often seen in front yards as plastic yard ornaments, and double as stir sticks in fancy lounge drinks. This evening, the Albuquerque zoo is hosting a music concert. Surrounding the stage, families and friends have spread umbrellas, blankets, folding chairs and wait for Ryan McGarvey, a local boy made good, to […]

  • 30 Jul 2018

    Casa Armijo 1st house in Albuquerque

        The Armijo hacienda began as one of the first homes in Albuquerque, but was long ago resurrected as the popular Old Town restaurant, ” La Placita. ”  Haciendas were self contained economically, spiritually, emotionally. Several generations of family lived, worked, sustained themselves in these compounds where they farmed, herded livestock, made clothes and […]

  • 30 Jul 2018

    Child’s Play Outside the Marble Brewery

        Inside the downtown Marble Street Brewery, adults pursue spirits, music, networking, barbecue ribs, chips and salsa, self promotion, smoozing, passionate political arguments, soothing ruffled feathers, looking for sex, patching up business deals. Outside the brewery, kids, watched by their Mom’s, build castles with lego’s on the sidewalk.  When little, we played baseball at […]

  • 23 Jul 2018

    Demolition Manzano High School Gymnasium

        In 1965, this gym was state of the art for our time in high school.  It had locker rooms for boys and girls, a weight room,offices for the coaches and staff. It had polished hardwood floors on the basketball court that gleamed and rows of wood bleachers that could be rolled out and […]

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Group Therapy Concert

        Tonight, at the Marble Street Brewery, in Albuquerque,” Group Therapy” commands the stage. They rock out with ” Classic rock and roll “, blues, jazz , Latin, boogie woogie, funk, and even some gospel to keep the mood positive and the crowd seduced. As our sun plummets, the brew pubs tanks look almost […]

  • 09 Jul 2018

    Hole in One Tanoan Country Club, Acoma #3, Albuquerque, New Mexico

        The odds for shooting a hole in one,for the average golfer,on par 3;s, are 12500 to 1. For professional golfers, the odds drop to 2500 to one In a tournament at the Tanoan Country Club, Scott beat the odds on the Acoma nine, #3, a 154 yard par 3 and shot his first […]

  • 08 Jul 2018

    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 watch them take graceful turns around their aquarium tank’s curves. In another aquarium, jelly fish, who aren’t moving like the fish, have dangling tentacles shown off […]

  • 24 Jun 2018

    Storage Wars Moving paintings

        Paintings come in all sizes according to the shape of an artist’s vision.  Many artists begin painting using pre-stretched canvases you can buy at Hobby Lobby, then matriculate to larger sizes,then begin stretching  their own canvas over manufactured frames, gesso the canvas, and paint up a storm with brushes, knives, sponges, cloths, and […]

  • 14 Jun 2018

    Critters Watch your Dashboard

        Crazy glued to the dashboard, these critters listen to talk radio. They are also familiar with Top Fifty tunes, political lies, opinions, advertisements, trivia, propaganda, ” Fake News” and World News. Some of these critters seem like animals we should have as friends, others look like aliens come to take over Earth and […]

  • 08 Jun 2018

    Tram Ride On Vacation

        The Sandia Mountains are pink at dusk. The setting western sun turns them the color of watermelons, for which they were named by indigenous Indians thousands of years ago. Sandia’s peaks were thrust up in the last ten million years during the formation of the Rio Grande Rift and they form Albuquerque’s city […]

  • 06 Jun 2018

    Snakes At the Rattlesnake Museum

        Snakes don’t have fingers, toes, arms, or legs. They are coldblooded and need sun to get stirring. Cultures throughout human history have worshiped them, reviled them, and eaten them. For photography and curiosity reasons, Joan, visiting from Boston, has pinpointed snakes as things to see and do in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Rattlesnake Museum […]

  • 05 Jun 2018

    Mother Road Route 66 through New Mexico

        Route 66 is the most famous United States highway that joined others to became the U.S. Interstate Highway system that linked our 50 states, made remote places accessible, let restless spirits roam to where they belonged, spawned a history of music, posters, legends and stories. From November 26, 1926 until June 26, 1985 […]

  • 04 Jun 2018

    3 Cups a Day Drink till you drop

        The saying used to be ” An apple a day keeps the Doctor Away. ”  In 2017, there were 27,339 Starbucks stores globally.  Back in World War 2, coffee kept pilots awake on long flights to targeted cities, helped wives and girlfriends who watched the postman walk up to the front door with […]

  • 03 Jun 2018

    Pay in Advance Old Economics

        In 2018, it still costs to park, but inflation has kicked up the price. In older times, Albuquerque Old Town visitors would pull their 55 Chevy’s into parking spots under towering cottonwoods, next to adobe walls built in the early nineteen hundreds. They would not lock their car doors and drop quarters into […]

  • 28 Dec 2017

    The Gang’s All Here McDonald's

        Five o’ clock a.m. comes early and us boys head to the McDonalds at Lomas and Juan Tabo in Albuquerque most every morning of the week. Some of us read the newspaper, others do crosswords, some eat, most drink coffee, most tell jokes that are occasionally funny, and I catch up on travel […]

  • 18 Dec 2017

    Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home

        Home bases take different looks. They can be hotel rooms, bungalows, RV’s, tents, apartments, houses, townhouses.They can be overlooking the Atlantic in Uruguay, lost in the Andes, on Caribbean shores with palms and yachts, standing on stilts in a Louisiana bayou. Scott’s newest home base is a townhouse in Albuquerque, the ” breaking […]

  • 17 Dec 2017

    Midway Blues Amusements

        Bennett’s Amusements moves in the day before an event, fences off their area at the Festival, back up huge equipment trucks, rides, and promotions. Agile carnies pick up wrenches and assemble a superstructure of steel connected by hundreds of feet of electric cables to a main generator run by diesel gas. Plain ole […]

  • 13 Dec 2017

    Mickey’s New Employee Work Trends

        McDonalds was one of the first corporate giants to infiltrate American communities with cheap hamburgers, fast food, employee training programs, marketing strategies, toys for the kids, drive up windows, extended operating hours. You can dine in any corporate or franchise store and get sameness. McDonalds leapfrogged across the United States leaving stores wherever […]

  • 13 Dec 2017

    Driving Range Rainbow Los Altos Golf Course

        Los Altos Golf Course was built in the 1960’s, near Eubank and Copper in Albuquerue. Owned and operated by the City of Albuquerque, this public links course is open to all. In an age of dwindling play, escalating water costs, cries of environmental ruination., golfers still suit up in shorts, golf caps, spikes, […]

  • 11 Dec 2017

    Football Wars Between the goalposts

        Old men plot wars in back rooms and give speeches.Young men hold rifles and die on the battlefield. Football is an American preoccupation and between the goalposts this evening plays out a game that has referees and it’s own set of rules. Halftime is minutes away and tuba players come down out of […]

  • 14 Aug 2017

    1950’s Hamburger Stand Old Photos

        Old photos, especially black and white, have a nostalgic quality. They often have no names or dates on the back, have edges that are dogeared or brown, wrinkles, mustaches drawn in with ball point pens by pranksters. They are sometimes in albums but often are tossed into shoe boxes like shells found on […]

  • 14 Aug 2017

    Snail and Tortoise sticking your head out

        Back in yesteryear, a school assignment, in English, was to compare and contrast apples and oranges. The assignment was dropped on us to develop critical thinking, stimulate observation, and bring order to our primitive minds. The assignment proved that apples are not oranges and oranges are not apples but they do have things […]

  • 30 Jan 2017

    Riverbend Hot Springs Hot Soak

        In the downtown historical district of Truth or Consequences, hot springs bubble to the surface. In old days dusty cowboys would hang their chaps on mesquite branches and swap stories with Indians who hung their moccasins on adjacent branches to look like rabbit ears. In newer days, hotels have been built above the […]

  • 16 Jun 2016

    Found Key Rio Rancho Golf Course

        We return our golf cart. The cart jockey is a tiny man wearing shorts, tennis shoes with big socks, a blue faded ball cap. There are four carts ahead of ours that he has to clean, toss trash, wipe down seats, check gas, and inspect. We use golf carts because they speed up […]

  • 25 Mar 2016

    Shipping Container Square Dance Back in Albuquerque

        I-40 runs through Albuquerque’s midsection like a Mexican leather belt with a big rodeo buckle. At I-40 and Carlisle in Albuquerque is a new ” Green Jeans” shopping center built using shipping containers, Albuquerque’s new building material craze. While the old woman who lives in a shoe is a theme of yesteryear, the […]

  • 23 Mar 2016

    Soaking Hot baths on the Rio Grande

        Things get new names. Route 66 becomes Interstate-40. Bruce Jenner becomes Caitlyn Jenner. British Honduras becomes Belize. Climate warming becomes a Religion. Kentucky Fried Chicken becomes KFC. Before Truth or Consequences adopted its new name in the 1950’s, to promote a popular television show,this sleepy New Mexico burg was called Hot Springs. For […]

  • 27 Jan 2016

    Oil Country in the oil patch

        Leaving Roswell for Midland, Texas you start seeing oilfield pump jacks right off the highway. There are no trees or bushes to hide them so they can’t be missed, look like grasshoppers, and have been shot with twenty two’s more than once. Some of the pump jacks are alone by themselves while others […]

  • 24 Jan 2016

    Clines Corners Route 66 since 1934

        Clines Corners is a travel center on I- 40 east of Moriarty, New Mexico. It opened in 1934 at the intersection of what was then Route 66 and highway 85 going north to Santa Fe or highway 85 south to Roswell. 1934 was long ago, at the end of the Great American Depression, […]

  • 09 Jan 2016

    Deja Vu back in time for a storm

        Yogi might not have said “, It’s deja vu all over, ” but, if he didn’t, he should have. The day after my trip to warmer climates is in bed, Mother Nature spreads her winter blanket and dumps snow on Albuquerque. In the foothills, east of Albuquerque, snowflakes nestle between cactus spines, but, […]

  • 31 Oct 2015

    Headless Horseman Shopping

        It isn’t here yet but Halloween is galloping down the road and the headless horseman will soon be here. New Mexico and Mexico have much in common this time of year as our town celebrates both Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos or ” Day of the Dead. ” There is no border […]

  • 22 Oct 2015

    ” The Hammer “ Thrills and Chills

        There aren’t many rides on this Midway but those that are here give kids a thrill. Precious children are flung through space, turned upside down, and hold on screaming for dear life. This circus has an old time Ferris Wheel. There is the Hammer and the Swinger, the Fun Slide, Mad Hatter Tea […]

  • 21 Oct 2015

    Shooting Pumpkins Country folk Diversions

        In the distance, ATV’s and pickup trucks wait for this year’s contest to begin, looking themselves like small tin cans hung on a fence post for target practice. They scurry around after each shot, mark where pumpkins come back to Earth and send back GPS co-ordinates that help calculate the distance of each […]

  • 15 Oct 2015

    Lichens In Albuquerque Foothills

        Granite boulders are common along this foothill trail. They are spread like giant marbles dumped out of a cloth bag onto the school playground at recess. Some of the boulders are clumped together, others stand alone in a patch of cactus or in the shade of a stubborn juniper with gnarled branches. Along […]

  • 14 Oct 2015

    Dancing Girl On the Plaza

        Music is accessible. You can be wearing a tuxedo and tails, coveralls, golf shorts, uniforms, diapers, or your birthday suit, and it sounds great. You can be wearing a wedding dress, a pearl necklace, spiked heels, a flimsy cocktail party dress, cowboy boots, turquoise earrings or a bikini and it sounds great. You […]

  • 14 Oct 2015

    Sax Therapy Music Video -Old Town-Albuquerque

        In the saxophone family you have a number of siblings. The shortest boys, who sing the highest, are the C Melody and Soprano saxes. Then you move to Alto and Tenor Saxes who are the most common kids on jazz bandstands. At the back of the parade you have Baritone Sax. The lowest […]

  • 11 Oct 2015

    Chadd’s Band Sadies Bar and Grill

        Once the sun drops below the Albuquerque city limits, street lights switch on, programmed by computers. The man made lights aren’t strong enough to make everything visible so, at night, you move from one pocket of light to another and guess what is down that alley, or behind that fence, or on that […]

  • 27 Sep 2015

    Shopping at ” 99″ Chinese shopping

        If it crawls, slides, slips, flips,slithers, climbs, it is not safe. At “99”, in Albuquerque, there are selections to fit Chinese tastes. Today, Ruby  has a taste for seafood, and, lifting up a black cloth, she goes after blue and white colored crabs that try to escape the small plastic tub that holds […]

  • 25 Sep 2015

    McDonalds Washing Windows

        Sitting in this Albuquerque McDonalds feels like sitting inside the Diner in the 1942 Edward Hopper oil painting – ” Nighthawks. ” Early this morning, Javier is busy cleaning this fast food franchise made of glass, plastic, tile, low voltage lights, lightweight chairs and tables, all under the ubiquitous corporate  logo – M. […]

  • 24 Sep 2015

    Moriarty Pinto Bean Festival Local Color

        Moriarty is a small town thirty minutes east of Albuquerque on Route 66. Annually, the city hosts a Pinto Bean Festival to honor the lowly pinto bean and those rural folk that live in this area in manufactured homes on subdivided one acre plots that get more sparse the farther you move from […]

  • 23 Sep 2015

    Fossil Hunt NM - South 14

        New Mexico was once at the bottom of a great sea. Over millions of years, carbon creatures died and drifted to the bottom of that sea and became preserved in silt. Layer upon layer of silt turned to stone and the fragile bodies of once living creatures became captured and preserved. My Geologist […]

  • 07 Sep 2015

    Railway Market Sax Therapy

        On Sundays, during warmer months in Albuquerque, an old train barn opens its huge metal doors to the public. Vendors set up inside to sell their produce, art, clothes, soaps and lotions, health food, get signatures for green projects and alternative lifestyles, listen to music and enjoy the scene. This Sunday, we come […]

  • 06 Sep 2015

    Gran Quivera Salinas Pueblo Missions

        Between Roswell and Mountainair, in New Mexico, there is enough open space to house millions of people, plus livestock. Land stretches from the road as far as you can see. Whether the planet is running out of space or just resources needed to support seven billion people is a topic for early morning […]

  • 05 Sep 2015

    Roswell UFO Museum Little Green Men

        When local rancher Mack Brazell found extraterrestrial debris on his ranch and reported it to the local Sheriff a Pandora’s box was opened. The local Sheriff called the local Air Force Base and a whirlwind of misinformation, disinformation, cover up was begun. The Roswell Incident is known around the world, and, at its […]

  • 04 Sep 2015

    Roswell Football New Mexico Military Institute

        Saturday night football has pulled into the station. Leaves are turning, temps dip into the forties at night, football practice consumes players, and especially coaches. This Saturdays game matches the Arizona Western Matadors and the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos. Richard’s son, Drew, coaches offense for the Broncos and Richard supports his sons. […]

  • 02 Sep 2015

    Russell’s Travel Center Blast to the Past

        Russell’s Travel Center sits on a New Mexico hill just before the Texas/ New Mexico State Line. It is close to Endee, one of those almost vanished New Mexico towns that shrink smaller and smaller as time barrels forwards. At Russell’s you can gas up, have something to eat, buy food, use restrooms, […]

  • 22 Aug 2015

    1990 Toyota SunRader Gypsy Tendencies

        1990 was one of the last years Toyota made these mini-motor homes. This little baby has a 6 cylinder 3.0 EFI engine, gets sixteen miles per gallon depending on terrain and weather and road conditions. She has air conditioning, a refrigerator that runs on electric or propane, propane heat, a small bathroom and […]

  • 19 Aug 2015

    Naked Lady Conn Alto Sax

        Music is a tougher taskmaster than writing, but not by much. Laid on the bed is a 1940’s Conn ” Naked Lady ” Alto Saxophone. Her sound is sweet, her lacquer finish is imperfect and worn, her response is excellent. This horn was bought at Baum’s Music Store in Albuquerque and cost two […]

  • 06 Aug 2015

    Popsicles Jokes on a stick

        Popsicle’s have been with us as long as I have been on this planet. Back when my shoes were size five, we neighborhood kids would hear music marching down our street and see a big white ice cream truck with black speakers mounted on its roof. It was playing happy music on a […]

  • 04 Aug 2015

    Fixer Upper Good help is Good to Find

        This remodel on Shirley, for Alan, is a long, twisted, dirty novel that is taking some work to get read. There are convoluted chapters, hairpin curves, a cast of characters that belong in a Louisiana swamp. This job is not one you want to bring a friend to, but a friend is the […]

  • 03 Aug 2015

    Albuquerque Uptown Apple at night

        ABQ Marketplace on Louisiana has eclipsed Winrock Center, the original Albuquerque Mall. While Winrock is now huge piles of dirt, exposed steel, jack hammered asphalt, chain link fences and construction signs, ABQ Marketplace is stocked with big name stores, food and restaurants, and stylish clothes that are already moving out of style. This […]

  • 19 Jul 2015

    Crunch Golden Pride Restaurant

        Golden Pride in Albuquerque sells fried chicken, Bar- B- Que, burritos, red and green enchiladas, and, of course, a world famous cinnamon roll drowning on a plate in butter and icing. This black vehicle is parked in front of the East Central Route 66 location and comes equipped with literature, philosophy, and Biblical […]

  • 12 Jul 2015

    Car Auction Casa Esperanza

        Casa Esperanza is a non profit that provides temporary housing to families whose members are undergoing medical treatment in Albuquerque. As a part of fundraising they run a car auction of donated vehicles. On Friday, the first of each month, you look at rolling stock, start engines, check doors and windows, look for […]

  • 06 Jul 2015

    Fourth of July Celebration at Richard and Maria's

        The fourth of July is the official birthday of the United States. The American fight for Independence was hatched in Boston pubs and undertaken by a cadre of locals. Over taxed and under represented was the big beef and secretive plotting led to a Declaration of Independence from merry old England who was […]

  • 03 Jul 2015

    Albuquerque Biopark Frolicking with the fish

        The Albuquerque Bio park is an oasis of water in the desert. There is an aquarium, rose gardens, a gift shop and museum, a restaurant, and a little train that blows its whistle as it takes kids on a sedate ride through the grounds. The Park has been here over thirty years and […]

  • 01 Jul 2015

    Scott’s Compact Car New Wheels

        Cars go until they don’t go. They are traded when they start to cost more than they are worth. My Prius, an experiment in high tech, is gone. When electronic systems start to malfunction you have to step back and decide how much you like the idea of forty five miles per gallon […]

  • 30 Jun 2015

    Jackson Compaction Dumpster Blues

        There are plenty of left behinds at one of Alan’s rental properties, and, as a favor, I am working overtime to get things cleaned up for the next renter. The last tenants, Section 8, left two weeks after they were supposed too, left food in the frig, a back yard full of refuse, […]

  • 10 Jun 2015

    Jug Band South goes West

        The Solid Grounds Coffeehouse is a musical Saturday night on the town at Saint Steven’s Methodist Church in Albuquerque. The music is free, coffee and doughnuts are free, the spiritual tune up after the first set is free, and good friendly spirits are welcome. Featured tonight is the Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, a […]

  • 08 Jun 2015

    Jesus Saves Socorro, New Mexico

        This dark blue Ford Ranger has seen better days. Once, it was new on the lot and a salesman kicked its tires, opened its doors and sweet talked clients into the driver’s seat to take a whiff of its new car smell. Windows opened and closed, air conditioning cooled and the heater warmed. […]

  • 07 Jun 2015

    Roadside Memorial I-25 south from Albuquerque

        Automobiles can be terminal. They are speeding metal coffins containing mortal bodies that crumple when hit, collapse when rolled over, compress and crush what is inside them when physics takes charge and momentum meets momentum. Along New Mexico highways there are small Memorials built by roadsides to say good bye to loved ones […]

  • 04 Jun 2015

    Owl Cafe Waking up

        The Owl Cafe was born in San Antonio, New Mexico, one of many New Mexican towns you zip past on the freeway, not even dots on the state road map. The original cafe doesn’t have an owl on its roof and is a fifties style bar and grill with ancient cheap wood paneling, […]

  • 01 Jun 2015

    Tram talk Going Up

        The Sandia Peak Tram has been with us fifty years. According to our tram operator there are 600,000 patrons each year and the only time the tram shuts down is when the wind blows over fifty miles per hour or threatening lightning storms are close. The tram has been stuck in the middle […]

  • 31 May 2015

    CCC – Civilian Conservation Corp 1936 Rock House Sandia Crest

        On top of Sandia Peak is a rock house built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Coming out of a government prolonged Depression, the CCC was created to provide relief to unemployed men by the U.S. Congress and F.D.R. During a short decade, over 300,000 young men got a place to […]

  • 30 May 2015

    Cochiti Golf Close to Golfer's Paradise

        In all four corners of our state, as well as the middle, we have sovereign Indian nations who have land,an ancient culture,  designer golf courses, hotels, and casinos. The Pueblo of Cochiti is a thirty minute drive from Albuquerque along I- 25 to Santa Fe. Before you get to La Bajada Hill you […]

  • 24 May 2015

    Rock Climbing Family Outing

        This Memorial Day weekend boatloads of city folk are out and about. On a usual hike up the Embudo Canyon trail in the Sandia Mountains Alex the architect and I encounter only a few bipeds. Today, two parking lots are full of cars and dogs scamper across the canyon with noses to the […]

  • 23 May 2015

    Pickles Calley's Cat

        The last gato celebrated in this blog was sleeping on a window sill in Montevideo on a warm afternoon. Pickles is the newest feline to be celebrated. He has come, from Flagstaff, to stay at the Albuquerque homestead on Martingale Street for a month and a half. This move was unexpected but Pickles […]

  • 17 May 2015

    Breaking Bad Albuquerque's Claim to Fame

        Los Angeles has Forest Lawn and Beverly Hills. Memphis has Graceland.  Florida has Cape Canaveral. Texas has the Alamo. Albuquerque has the hit television series ” Breaking Bad. ” This television show is a crime drama and crime and Albuquerque have more than a casual acquaintance. One can’t truthfully claim that Albuquerque is […]

  • 16 May 2015

    New Mexico Vistas Albuquerque Museum

        The Albuquerque Museum is in Albuquerque’s Old Town. Old Town is not far from the Rio Grande river and train tracks that spurred growth in western communities in the nineteen hundreds. Old Town is a part of Albuquerque that is older than the city itself, originally a stopping point for Spanish explorers looking […]

  • 19 Apr 2015

    Buzzards waiting for death isn't always a long wait

        This morning the clean up crew is roosting in a tall dead tree across the bridge that gets you over Percha Creek into Hillsboro, New Mexico. This tree is dead as their breakfast and gives the buzzards a good place to open their wings and catch the sun’s heat, talk about yesterday’s trips […]

  • 19 Apr 2015

    Hillsboro General Store The old west in a new century

        The General Store and Cafe is not really a General Store. You can’t buy barbed wire, bullets, hard candies scooped from an oak barrel. There aren’t bags of flour to load into wagons, fishing hooks or Doctor Edward’s best elixer to cure aches and pains in all places. The Hillsboro General Store and […]

  • 17 Apr 2015

    Treasure Hunt Hillsboro, New Mexico

        Hillsboro is a hard scrawny town on the way from Truth or Consequences, where I used to live, to Silver City, New Mexico.. In the old days Hillsboro was a gold and silver mining collage of wood shacks, shovels, dynamite, barbed wire but today it has lost its luster. When its precious metals […]

  • 17 Apr 2015

    Word to the Wise fortune cookies

        Some got advice from Oprah and when she retired they lost their advice fountainhead. Some find guidance at church. Cable channels are replete with soothsayers, doom mongers, all around screwy prophets who have kind words out of one side of their mouth and dire warnings out of the other. News stands are packed […]

  • 16 Apr 2015

    4925 Idlewilde S.E. rental business

        This 800 square foot frame stucco two bedroom one bath single car garage house has been in the family since the fifties. It  has been a residence for dozens of renters, some good, some bad. Through time, much property maintenance was done that is now being re-done. It rents for seven hundred and […]

  • 15 Apr 2015

    Where’s the Cops? Chocolate glazed or Boston Cream?

        There is an old joke about having to look for a cop at the doughnut shop when you need one. I haven’t seen a man or woman in blue at my Albuquerque Donut stop, but I haven’t needed one either. While Donut Mart is not Wal Mart, they do have  fritters, twists, donut […]

  • 15 Mar 2015

    What is a Tucumcari? Enroute to Texas

        Back in Albuquerque two months, the travel itch started at my right big toe and is working its way up to my right kneecap. Life since Matzatlan has meandered and it isn’t until a brother’s invitation is offered that I have a chance to scratch my latest travel itch. On the road at […]

  • 13 Dec 2014

    Back Home Good to be Home

        The days of 2014 are almost gone. As each day concludes, it flies off the calendar like a free bird. What started as a novel is now looking like a memo. Today, I climb a trail that runs in open space in the Albuquerque foothills where we hiked as kids. You follow the […]

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