It’s that time of year again when most of you are packing your swimsuits to head to the lake. Or packing the camper to head to the mountains for some fishing. We’re all for that sort of thing, so we’ll be packing the pickup to head up to Heron Lake for a few nights over the 4th of July weekend. BUT, we will definitely be back before Monday morning so that we can partake of the Pancakes on the Plaza. As the website says, when locals think about July 4th, they think “Pancakes on the Plaza.” Sponsored by the Rotary [ Read More ]
I am perhaps the most fortunate person alive, I thought to myself this morning as I took an early morning walk through downtown Santa Fe. I get to live in a place I love, and I get to do this. I get to leave my house at 7:30 and walk four blocks up San Francisco Street toward the Plaza. There are a few dog walkers that I recognize, and we say hello, and sometimes I get to stop and pet their pooches and we exchange a few words about the amazing weather and is it going to rain and isn’t [ Read More ]
The Santa Fean recently named David Geist as one of the “25 locals we love.” When David Perozzi of ABC News contacted me about writing a guest post about David Geist, I was absolutely on board. Enjoy! And then get out there and buy this new CD. Guest Post by David Perozzi, ABC News, Senior Producer This past April 8th, musician David Geist released his second CD called Inside the Flame. The music is a soulful and artful combo platter that sounds more George Winston then Geist’s Broadway roots. Small wonder, in 2005, this Broadway musician made his way [ Read More ]
Today is moving day at my house, so I don’t have a lot of words. But I do have some amazing photos of New Mexico skies – we’ve had unseasonably wet weather recently and with the rain comes some breathtaking clouds with the evening light playing off their surfaces. Happy Thursday to you. I’ll be boxing up everything I own and putting it in the back of the pickup to move a few blocks closer to downtown Santa Fe. I hope you’ll be doing something equally fun.
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website, Memorial Day was first established as “Decoration Day,” three years after the end of the Civil War. An organization consisting of the heads of the Union Army declared May 30 a date dedicated to decorating the graves of the war dead. There’s speculation that it was chosen because there would be plenty of flowers available at that time of year. After World War I, the holiday was expanded to include those who have died in all American wars, not just the Civil War. Like the rest of the country, New Mexico [ Read More ]
This is a repost of an old article I wrote when I lived in northeastern New Mexico. Both of the images here are Beatles posters that I have hanging either in my bathroom or in the hallway on the whitewashed walls of my Santa Fe home. I’ve thought about this post a lot in the past several weeks. I’m now selling homes for Keller Williams Santa Fe, and I show amazingly beautiful, architecturally pleasing homes every day of the week. I’ve often wondered whether my Beatles posters would be appropriate in those homes. Most of the walls in the [ Read More ]
This is a repost, but my New Year’s resolution for 2015: Anna Quindlen wrote a great little book several years ago with the title “A Short Guide to a Happy Life.” The book is one of my favorite gifts to give – it’s exactly 50 pages of her inspiring prose and beautiful photos of people living their very ordinary but full lives. The premise is pretty simple and follows my own philosophy: Enjoy life, know what’s important, cherish the ones you love and know that you are uniquely you. The bottom line is that life is short and we’re all [ Read More ]
I get to live in what I think is the most beautiful place in the world. I also get to live in the most interesting city, a place that is 400 plus years old and where the architecture is unlike anything else in the world. But I lead a busy life. I hurry through the streets of Santa Fe, headed to a meeting or that ever important lunch on a plaza bench with a Five and Dime Frito Pie in my lap. Occasionally I forget to stop and look around me. Yesterday afternoon I was headed back to the Keller [ Read More ]
I’m frequently certain that I’m the luckiest and/or most blessed person alive. I get to live and work in New Mexico and I get to share my experiences with you. It’s a great life. A couple of months ago, I moved my real estate license to Keller Williams in Santa Fe. What that means in technical terms is that I now sell primarily Santa Fe area real estate. What that means in lifestyle terms and for this blog is that I now have a chance to take more amazing photos of New Mexico, just in a different locale. Where some [ Read More ]
New Mexico fans! I’ve started a photo of the day over at my other blog, which is specific to Santa Fe. If you’re nuts for the City Different and want to see it the way I get to see it on a daily basis, check it out at http://www.ilovesantafeblog.com/. Here’s a sample or two. . .