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Waiting in Line Smith's Grocery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Waiting in Line Smith's Grocery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    It is not quite seven in the morning, and at seven the Smith's grocery opens up for senior citizens, those over 60. We, in this line, aren't asked for our ID's and grey hair seems to be good enough to get us in into the store at seven. A store employee...

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Just Statues Lincoln and Reagan

Just Statues Lincoln and Reagan

    At the entry to the Fountain Hills Park are a number of statues, some seated on benches, some standing, all with commemorative plaques and praising comments. The figures cast shadows, some longer than others. Most of the statues are of men and most have...

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Frisbee Golf Fountain Hills Park, Fountain Hills, Arizona

Frisbee Golf Fountain Hills Park, Fountain Hills, Arizona

    Golf, as invented in the Scottish countryside, started with sticks and a ball. Those old guys hit the little hand made wood ball for a distant hole dug in the ground, added traps and water later to make the game harder. They created a rule book and came...

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Watch out above Getting wet on a dry day

Watch out above Getting wet on a dry day

    I'm walking, minding my own business, not a cloud in the sky. Water pours down like someone is pouring a bucket of water on me. In the Zona Colonia, water used to mop, or spilled when watering plants, leaves the upstairs balcony through a piece of PVC...

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Hand rolling cigars in DR In the Zona Colonia

Hand rolling cigars in DR In the Zona Colonia

    The little cigar making room, entered through a small corner tobacco shop in the Zona Colonia, has four men inside. One is reading the paper, another is watching the cigars being made, two men are working - making cigars, by hand, one at a time.  "...

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Artist at Work @instagram Juan Rodriquez Artista

Artist at Work @instagram Juan Rodriquez Artista

    Just off Colon Plaza, straight east past the Pizzerella pizza parlor, Juan Voight shows up to work every day. He says he has been an artist since he was a little boy, teaches at the college just behind his little outdoor work space, and makes his living...

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Street Empanadas One street over from Calle Estrellita

Street Empanadas One street over from Calle Estrellita

    Every time I pass, I see customers at this little empanada stand - ordering, sitting in these plastic lawn chairs,visiting, stopping a moment in life, standing, moving away, replaced in moments by someone else. It is all very random. The process is like...

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