Jumping the Gun

Outdoor scene in Taos, NM

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How did the custom of waiting until 5:00 p.m. before having a drink of alcohol ever get started? Crazy, isn’t it? I’ve been waging guerilla war against the practice for decades, rarely with much success, so I’m happy to report that I shot the above scene yesterday at approximately 23 minutes before the hour, with a shot of tequila in my hand and my honey by my side. Living dangerously here, all right.

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John Hamilton Farr lives at 7,000 feet in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore tells it, John is “a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” This JHFARR.COM site is the master writing archive. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page. For a complete list of all John’s writing, photography, NFTs, and social media links, please visit JHFARR.ART  

  • Pam in Ranchos July 16, 2015, 6:46 PM

    “The sun is over the yardarm” somewhere in the empire. I say make it 3:00 p.m. instead of 5.

    • JHF July 16, 2015, 8:41 PM

      I had a friend in MD who got angry with me for apologizing for pouring a shot at noon.

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