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R.I.P. Getting a tan

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...

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Dinosaurs like to color too Another Charlie creation

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. White clouds are a joy till they start to...

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Solicitation No B.S.

Solicitation No B.S.

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...

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Get away from my register UNM South Golf Course snack bar

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...

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Home Depot Scare Halloween 2019

Home Depot Scare Halloween 2019

The season of spooks and goblins, pumpkins and puritans is approaching. Our local Home Depot has dedicated aisles and displays to Halloween and looking for utility wire and masonry nails to secure a few plants to my back yard block wall, so they will grow up straight...

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Golf Course ducks UNM South golf course water hole

Golf Course ducks UNM South golf course water hole

The UNM south golf course is a championship course that is way too much championship for this golfer. 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...

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All Smiles 206 bones

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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Tiny House Southfork, Colorado

Tiny House Southfork, Colorado

Colorado is one of the leading states in the tiny house movement in the United States.This state has over 20 builders who have built tiny houses, has an annual  Colorado Tiny House Festival in Brighton, and a Colorado Tiny House Association that advocates for the...

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Seeing and Believing Reflections on a lake

Seeing and Believing Reflections on a lake

The reflection of the clouds,on the lake's calm surface,quiver. The reflection of the forest's trees, on the lake's surface, reaches across the lake almost to the bank we are fishing from and look as if trees themselves are growing out of the lake, right in front of...

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You can sleep when you are dead coffee sign deja vu

You can sleep when you are dead coffee sign deja vu

The last time I saw this sign was in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Ramon Massini Hotel/Suites. That sign was in the lobby near a coffee machine operated with tokens you bought from the front desk. This afternoon I see the same sign at Candy's Coffee in Westcliff,...

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Cow Talk Sundown

Cow Talk Sundown

  County road 40, cutting away from Colorado State Highway 69, takes me straight to the Alvarado Campground in the nearby Sangre de Cristo mountains - the end of a long driving day from New Mexico. The campground,in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests,is...

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Jones Theater Established 1936

Jones Theater Established 1936

In 1936, television wasn't even someone's dream. In 1936, families and kids brought their dimes to this theater, looked at the marque, found seats in what now are uncomfortable chairs, and watched westerns and newsreels from around a world just coming out of a Great...

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