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Dedication parents

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...

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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...

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Deer in Embudo Canyon Albuquerque Foothills

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....

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Remembering Ernie Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

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...

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What’s Real? Reflections on a lake

What’s Real? 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...

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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...

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Amish wagon on the road to Westcliff, Colorado

Amish wagon on the road to Westcliff, Colorado

    We pass people every day. An old man with a cane shuffles past us in the grocery, squinting to read the fine print on a box label.Two little children pull on their mom's dress at the bank as she makes a deposit and reaches them a sucker out of a little...

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Westcliff, Colorado in the country

Westcliff, Colorado in the country

    The mountain range, to the west, rises ten thousand feet plus into the clouds. These clouds, turning dark and ominous,prompt festival help to lower the flaps of our music tent to protect the performers and us, in the audience, from soon to come wind and...

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Sitting by the Brook refresh yourself

Sitting by the Brook refresh yourself

    Mother Nature makes her own music. This little brook gently runs through the Alvarado Campground, following a path of least resistance on it's way to join a larger river, and then, with that river, rambling all the way to the closest ocean. Nature's...

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Holding up the World Angels, golf balls and the World

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 cherub - holding...

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Love Machine Squeeze the Handle

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...

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