I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

April - 14 - 2012

This is a repost – this past week was Bookmobile week, and as luck would have it, it was also the week the Bookmobile came to Logan.  Now I have a new stack of books for a month, and you have a post to read about one of my favorite New Mexico institutions!  I love the Bookmobile. I’ve been in Atlanta for the past seven days, and it makes me very content to be back in Logan after a week in the city.   Don’t get me wrong.   I love getting to eat fresh seafood and amazing Thai noodles and sushi.   [ Read More ]

December - 12 - 2010

A lot of my readers know my personal story. In Las Cruces, in 1981, I was a first semester junior, give or take a credit or two, at New Mexico State University.  I loved college, every minute of it, including the work-study job I had at the Rio Grande Historical Society.  I loved Las Cruces and the view of the Organ Mountains on the eastern horizon.  I loved Chope’s in La Mesa, and El Patio in Mesilla.  I loved my little efficiency on the western outskirts of Mesilla.  I loved my friends and meeting for breakfast on Saturday mornings for green chile huevos at Dick’s.  [ Read More ]

September - 15 - 2010

I’ll be 50 this December, which probably sounds incredibly ancient to some of you.  I refuse to see it as a negative – everyone should get to live this long and be this pleased with the world and feel this happy and healthy.  And part of what makes me feel continually young is feeling enthusiastic about everyday events that the rest of the world might view as totally mundane. Just like today.  I woke up knowing that the bookmobile will be parked at the Logan Post office from 11:00 to noon.  So, besides the fact that it’s already a sunny, almost fall day outside, I have the bookmobile to  [ Read More ]

July - 21 - 2010

It’s no secret that I love the Bookmobile, and no secret that I love a great book written by a New Mexico author.  Last month I picked up Rick Collignon’s debut novel, “Journal of Antonio Montoya” from the regional shelf, thinking that this slim book might be the perfect thing to carry on an airplane to keep me from getting too homesick when I traveled to Atlanta. So, now I’m home from a week selling Pick Up Sticks jewelry in Atlanta, and I’m blown away by Collignon’s amazing little book.  It’s set in the quintessential northern New Mexico village (Questa maybe?  Mora?) and  [ Read More ]

June - 9 - 2010

 I posted an essay several months back about the New Mexico State Library Bookmobile (www.nmstatelibrary.org).   The feedback was great – everyone who knows what it is has their own bookmobile story.  My first college roommate, Claire Hudson from House, said she remembered exactly how the bookmobile smelled on those hot summer afternoons.   My friend Phyllis said she could remember her first bookmobile book – it was “Where the Red Fern Grows,” and she refused to take it back for two months (Which is no big deal at the bookmobile.  Knowing that you probably live up to 25 miles from town, they understand that  [ Read More ]

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