John Hamilton Farr (that’s me) lives at 7,000 feet in the Terrible High Desert™ of northern New Mexico, where I was once lucky enough to have the late Bill Whaley write in my copy of his Taos memoir, Gringo Lessons: Twenty Years of Terror in Taos:
“You’re one of the few who arrived and immediately experienced the spiritual imagination of the place and appreciated it in an articulate and instinctive way. What intrigues me is how many people move here and are tone deaf. I can’t figure out why they are here since they might as well live in Colorado: beautiful but soulless…the chthonic spirits are absent. ‘Course sometimes a man needs relief from the resonating spirits. They can drive you mad.”
-Bill Whaley: Taos writer (Gringo Lessons), publisher (Horse Fly)
I write about my experiences in the world. Mostly personal, with lots of photographs. The last two and a half years have been indescribable but I tried anyway. My wife and I moved here from the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the summer of ’99 and Kathy got her angel wings in ‘21. See my SmugMug gallery and this NFT collection for a window into how it was. This website is my online writing archive. There are over 900 essays and even more photographs here at JHFARR.COM. That astounds me. You can search by any word or phrase you’re looking for, the date, a tag, or category. I find things all the time I don’t remember and they’re mostly good surprises. Take your time and try the links below, too.
CONTACT INFO: Email me (encrypted link), and thanks for stopping by.