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The Joyful Chasing of Birds

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“I spent a career chasing electrons. Then I decided to chase birds.” Tom Taylor

Hope Lifts on Black Wings

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  Rapid changes in our environment have fledged so many warnings from the scientific community, and now comes one more. Our birds are vanishing in North America. “And that,” said conservation scientist Ken Rosenberg of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, “is an indicator of a coming collapse of the overall environment.” WAIT A MINUTE! WAIT… Read more »

The Greatest Apache

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I always thought that Apaches were the scariest Indians of all. And then I took a walk in a garden.

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?

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  

Another Tragic Trail/Tale

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

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.”

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