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January - 21 - 2014

Not so long ago, I had the interesting experience of posting a profile on Match.com. Before moving to Santa Fe, I used to live in an extremely small town (pop 1100) and the dating prospects were practically nonexistent. So, telling myself that it would probably be fodder for a novel more than anything else, I posted my photos and a profile on Match.com, stating that I was looking for a team roper who could quote Shakespeare while shaving. I can’t say that I had exceptionally good luck – I had several first dates, none of which really made me want  [ Read More ]

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January - 5 - 2012

I suffered a significant loss in my personal life this past week, right after Christmas, and on days when I thought my heart might burst, I talked to friends and wrote pointless essays and did a lot of praying and meditating.  Finally, after four days of aimless wandering through what felt like an emotional minefield, I got a call from my friend Haleigh in Taos.  “Come see me,” she said.  “You can stay at my place and I’ll feed you and keep your wine glass full and listen to you talk.” Spending a couple of days with an old friend  [ Read More ]

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March - 23 - 2011

I had the honor of attending a memorial service last month for Ruth Hartley, a lifetime Roy resident.  The service was held on her ranch in a clearing on the edge of the Canadian River Canyon.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with that corner of New Mexico, here are some of the photos I took that day.    Harding County is 2,125 square miles of open, unassuming New Mexico, with a population of 663 (http://bit.ly/eJ4yZf).  The sky in Harding County, much like the rest of the state, reaches from here to the end of the world.  And as you  [ Read More ]

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