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mark-j-janssen's picture
Aug.17.2013
One of the most mysterious places in America is the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, NM.  Behind the altar is an enormous carved reredos of wood.  There are five niches across rising in three levels all of the way to the ceiling.  Thirteen of these niches contain...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.10.2012
Home from the vacation. Frankly, I ate too much and drank too much, having at least one beer per day.  I'm surprised that I only gained three pounds. Part of that must be ascribed to the walking we did and to the hotel's small gym. While we walked several miles each day, we kept the speed down...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.06.2012
The first travel portion of our vacation is complete. We're at the Inn On The Alameda, in traditional rooms, overpriced but well located. The travel and the room is to let us experience another place, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe, for whatever reason, is a mythical place in our heads. I'd...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.26.2012
While we're going with the flow and trying not to over-orchestrate matters, my wife and I are making some vacation plans, and I'm making some writing plans. Plan Number One - The Vacation We're going to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for vacation this year. Neither of us have ever been, yet we've always...
jo-maeder's picture
Nov.14.2010
In the movie When Harry Met Sally, Billy Crystal's character makes a passionate case that a man can't be friends with a woman because he's always thinking about having sex with her. In 2003, when I became friends with Ted, a transplanted Yankee radio engineer who set up my NC recording studio,...
mylene-dressler's picture
May.02.2010
My husband and I like to visit cemeteries. In Santa Fe, New Mexico we took the dogs away from the crowded Plaza and headed instead to the oldest graveyard in town, a quiet, neglected strip of land on a busy street in a noisy, industrial neighborhood. Pull through the gates in late winter or...
kasmik-zenter's picture
May.01.2010
My first visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico was riddled with unexpected contrasts, ranging from earth to sky and everything in between.Day one was sparkling and crisp, punctuated by gusty winds and bright blue skies. The natural beauty of the desert, indigenous people, and adobe architecture steered my...
olivia-darnell's picture
Mar.20.2010
In order to see the snow before the spring thaw, we drove for hours and hours to the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico where we encountered a fairly widespread accumulation on the mountain tops and here and there along the way.  We encountered our first snowfall just outside of Abilene, Texas and then...
melissa-j-white's picture
Aug.13.2009
Here in Santa Fe, you have to have a second (or third) job that supports your art and does good in the world. My daughter calls these "Superhero Jobs." Sometimes the name fits because your first job is working at a newspaper, like Peter Parker and Clark Kent. At my last web-design job,...
page-lambert's picture
Aug.25.2008
Last Monday, in a small community about 15 miles southwest of Denver, a man and wife left the French doors to their master bedroom slightly ajar with their two dogs sleeping on the floor beside them. About 4:30 in the morning, a mountain lion walked into the bedroom. The woman woke at the sound,...