I Love New Mexico

About all things New Mexican

November - 11 - 2013

This is a repost, in honor of Veteran’s Day and in honor of one of the kindest, gentlest and yet bravest men I’ll ever know.  Kike Waltmon passed away on October 29, 2013, at the age of 96, leaving a huge hole in our lives.  When he and I were spending days together, the thing that impressed me most was that Kike didn’t see what he did as anything out of the ordinary. He didn’t think of himself as a hero, despite his four years as a Prisoner of War in World War II. He signed up for duty and  [ Read More ]

November - 10 - 2011

I’m reposting this from last year – seems like a great time to remind you of great food in out-of-the-way places.  If you can’t get to your grandma’s for Thanksgiving dinner, go to Velma’s for lunch instead in the next week or so.  You’ll love it! If you’re like me and you love good food, and if it’s been a long time since you had a home-cooked meal like your Granny Terry used to make, complete with breaded pork chops or fried chicken and collard greens and mashed potatoes and fresh okra and biscuits and gravy and cobbler (wow!  I should have  [ Read More ]

May - 24 - 2011

 Those you who know me well know exactly how I feel about Pick Up Sticks Jewelry.  If you follow this blog, you’ve already read the posts about my friends, Glena Henry and Sabrina Colson, who very successfully created a fun, clever and unique jewelry line that’s grown beyond all our wildest imaginings (read part 2 of the posts here). Pick Up Sticks is a  New Mexico success story – Glena and Sabrina are Quay County girls who now operate their business in Clovis (studio and warehouse) and Albuquerque (design).  I’m so proud of them and so excited about their success AND  [ Read More ]

March - 13 - 2010

Yesterday I was swimming with the sharks at the Harris Law Firm, trying to get through a stack of divorce documents and accountant reports and child support worksheets and final decrees, and by lunchtime I had had ENOUGH!  I knew that the one thing that would cure my malaise was a really hot green chile burrito from El Puesto on Prince Street.  And as I was pulling into their driveway, I thought, “Finally!”  I spent the entire morning thinking about that burrito and I was about to have it in my hand.    As you all know, I’m a fanatic about  [ Read More ]

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