Monthly Archives: January 2012

Art Runs in the Family

Tomorrow I’m flying home to Pennsylvania for a special occasion: my sister’s annual show at Red Raven Gallery in Lancaster, PA! Sarah has always been a painter, since childhood, and now she makes her living as a full time artist. … Continue reading

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Desert Treasure: Bowling Lane

Recently, on one of my daily walks around my big backyard, I discovered new treasure: a set of two dozen wooden bowling pins, far from the closest bowling alley. I’ve since named the old rutted path there “Bowling Lane”. What … Continue reading

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Climbing Cabezon

On clear days, looking west from the summit of my backyard cliffs, I can just make out what looks like a giant haystack on the horizon. If I were to hike due west from my house, across the Rio Grande … Continue reading

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Sunset Cliffs

My backyard cliffs have infinite sitting spots. Some spots are out of the wind; some spots are in the sun; some spots are in the shade. Some spots face the sunset; some spots face the sunrise. After three winters, I’m … Continue reading

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Coyotes Beware

Recently, I met my neighbors to the west of the Earthship and got permission to hike on their land. I’ve been heading into unexplored territory on my daily hikes, and have been rewarded with all kinds of new desert treasures. Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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Urban Petroglyphs & Geologic Unrest

I live about an hour from Albuquerque, but I rarely go there, unless I’m picking somebody up from the airport or flying elsewhere. What can I say, I’m a country person and ABQ is kind of just a big city. … Continue reading

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Striking Desert Treasure

Today’s find on my daily desert walk was considerably better than yesterday’s. I’ll take random bowling pins over a dead dog any day. I posted a notice about the dog on the local list-serve: Sad find today: a dead dog … Continue reading

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Mega-Icicles & Microspikes

On Saturday, my friend Becky was going to rent snowshoes from REI and join me in the mountains to play in the snow. I told her if REI was out of rentals Plan B could be to hike to the … Continue reading

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Another Earthship: Let the Sun Shine In

Just when I thought I knew most of my neighbors, I meet three more. Go figure, they also live in an Earthship! Yesterday I hiked from my place to the Swans’, a one-way trek of about five miles, for lunch … Continue reading

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Desert Treasure: Red Wreck

One of my favorite things about living in the desert is the abundance of treasure. As dry as it is here, nothing ever rots or gets overgrown and while people and creatures come and go from this landscape, the things … Continue reading

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