Category Archives: United States

Dancing With Scratchy Old Men (Tucson #2)

Saguaro East (Day 5) I stuff my hydration pack with camera, an array of lenses from ultra-wide thru telephoto including my favorite 85mm prime, a few carefully chosen filters to nuance my photos, and a UV flashlight to find scorpions … Continue reading

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A Few Days With Cactus (Tucson #1)

Arrival (Day 1) We dropped into Arizona slightly ahead of the 10:36 pm predicted (arrival times have been gamified to create the illusion of early arrival) landing time, grabbed a nice bright red pickup with an extended cab from the … Continue reading

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Fare Thee Well, Uncle

As for me, I would rather Be a worm in an apple than a son of man. But we are what we are, and we might remember Not to hate any person, for all are vicious; Ang not be astonished … Continue reading

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Tree is We But We are Not Tree

The long, leisurely drive from Garden of the Gods to the Comfort Inn in Alamosa where we will hole up during our visit to the Great Sand Dunes National Park takes us by the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. It … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods, Metha-don’t to My Junkie

All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them. ~Neil Gaiman, American Gods I wish I could have seen Garden of the Gods through virgin eyes, … Continue reading

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Adultery in Sedona, Part Last

I carefully wash my skin and hands clean with an antiseptic wipe removing germs and particulate before flipping open my knife and running the sharp blade horizontal over flesh already pinked one day into our southwest excursion. The blood seeps through the one-inch wide razor slice more quickly than expected flowing down my leg in lengthening crimson swath. Continue reading

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Adultery in Sedona, Part 2

I carefully wash my skin and hands clean with an antiseptic wipe removing germs and particulate before flipping open my knife and running the sharp blade horizontal over flesh already pinked one day into our southwest excursion. The blood seeps through the one-inch wide razor slice more quickly than expected flowing down my leg in lengthening crimson swath. Continue reading

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Adultery in Sedona, Part 1

I carefully wash my skin and hands clean with an antiseptic wipe removing germs and particulate before flipping open my knife and running the sharp blade horizontal over flesh already pinked one day into our southwest excursion. The blood seeps through the one-inch wide razor slice more quickly than expected flowing down my leg in lengthening crimson swath. Continue reading

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Destiny is a Series of Destinations

The Aztecs believe they started up in what’s now New Mexico and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. ~Jerry Pournelle The Ranger Station “Are the glyphs here similar to the … Continue reading

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Crystalline Skies in Northern New Mexico

The Quality of Light Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky. ~Willa Cather Picture crystalline waters at the source of a frigid mountain stream formed when snow cries … Continue reading

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