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The Era of Ripped Jeans

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“In many cases, individuals are exploited by markets. . . .” Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens   

Survival of the Sexiest

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  The title of my last post was “Where To, Sapiens?” I have a response in mind.

Where to Now, Sapiens?

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“This is the best reason to learn history: not in order to predict the future, but to free yourself of the past and imagine alternative destinies.” Yuval Noah Harari  

The Toll of a Shortcut

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  “If you get into a fix, just let a little air out of your tires.”

The Santa Fe Entrada Exits

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  Don Diego de Vargas has been banished from the Fiestas de Santa Fe. What does this mean, actually?

The Significance of the Purse

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  Today, August 14, is the 73rd anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. It’s time to return to childhood’s wisdom.  

Four Square Leagues–and More

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“. . . the government has simply given us the papers, but the land was always ours.”   Pablo Abeita, testifying before Congress, 1923  

Trails’ End

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  Compassion for the Cherokee on The Trail of Tears briefly turned me into a composer.

Another Tragic Trail/Tale

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  Sometimes it’s a little uncomfortable living in a state with so many historic sites.

The Voice in the Woods

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As I sat down to write, I wondered, “How can I frame the contemporary value of shamanism?”

The Kentucky Derby Moment

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  For your pleasure, here is Secretariat’s great moment in history, plus the recipe for the fabulous Kentucky Derby Pie to enjoy on the 144th running on Saturday, May 5.