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 ]
Fall means several things at my house. Green chile roasting and freezing. Raking leaves in the backyard. Planting arugula for a winter crop. Smoking a turkey to see how it might work to do the same on Thanksgiving Day. And gathering enough wood to burn in the fireplace until spring. Luckily I live with a guy who traded some electrical work for a couple of cords of wood. Dave wired a house in Mosquero in exchange for wood, with the only requirement being that we had to retrieve it. From Ray Vigil’s Dad’s place in Mosquero Canyon. So last Saturday we [ Read More ]
After almost 50 posts and three and a half months of writing this blog, the post on Gallegos in Harding County continues to be a favorite among readers. That first post was pretty short and sweet – an anecdotal look at my own memories about Gallegos and my awe at its continued beauty. I’ve had a chance to take a closer look at the actual history involved – here’s just a small taste of what I’ve found about the church. The Centennial Celebration brochure created for the churches of the Gallegos and Bueyeros communities says that until 1894, all of northeastern New [ Read More ]
I’m in the midst of getting everything organized for the trip to Santa Fe this weekend, so I don’t have time for more than a quick hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you get 16 pinches for good luck. I’m posting several old family photos Sabrina gave me for my collection – They’re all taken in New Mexico before the mid-50’s. This is great stuff.