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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.

The Petroglyphic Challenge

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  All I wanted to do was learn more about petroglyphs. I didn’t know that I would end up with a quandary.

Chaco Canyon and The Gambler

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”  . . . I follow numerous scholars by arguing in favor of combining oral traditions with archaeology to develop a fuller understanding of the past.” Robert S. Weiner  

The Spirit of Cowgirl Endures through Art

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  As I trailed Cathy Smith and her art work through the Nambe Trading Post, at one point I exclaimed, “You’re a frigging genius!” “No,” she responded calmly. “I have a niche.”

The Roadside Oracle

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  Coyote is “up” because coyote is going down.

Virtues of the Indian Way

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“Is there a people more deeply misunderstood?” Natalie Curtis, author  

Natalie Curtis: One of the First “Ladies of the Canyons”

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  The permanent home of Natalie Curtis in 1921 was a tiny, three-room adobe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. However, when she was killed on a Paris street by a speeding motorist on October 23 of that year, about 15,000 people attended her funeral.  

Consulting with Divine Dog Wisdom Cards™

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“Dogs have an inherent—what we call divine—wisdom. Part of that wisdom is that no matter how we treat them, they still love us as they step into the role of guardian and/or angel for us.” Randy Crutcher and Barb Horn

The New Look of Old New Mexico

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New Mexico is “The Land of Enchantment” for sure, but it is also a land of anomalies, of things unexpected.

Time for a Sexual Truce?

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  The revelations have been important, effective, and timely. Going forward, however, the feminine has more important issues to confront than sexual abuse and harassment.