At Least the Air is Free

sky over Taos

Our house is in this shot if you have x-ray eyes

Bbehold the cool, dry New Mexico sky over Taos! This time with beautiful clouds. The amazing thing is, it covers the whole state and then some. Even more astounding, there are people here who do not know this. (I’ve been spotted at the meetings.) My head and heart are full this morning. It’s that kind [...]

Good Morning from El Norte


Vulture doves waiting for sunflower seeds

Up and out of bed at 3:00 a.m., lasted until quarter after four. Kind of wrecked my morning, as evidenced by the fact I didn’t get this posted before noon. Ah, well. Nice doves!

Glory Days

NM wildflowers

Gratefully we sneeze

Look around you, it’s happening right now. Everything in this image is a gift, the asters and the chamisa and whatever the hell the others are. The mountains and the sky. Our trip to Alamosa yesterday, my god. The vistas and the weather. We drove through actual rain. On the way back early in the [...]

Can’t Game This Out

View near Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico

Looking north a little way from Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron

I have to stop waking up early remembering how old I am. That never used to happen when I was immortal. I went to bed at 9:00 p.m. last night, awoke just now at 2:00 a.m. and read some news. It’s like the country crossed a line, and no one even twitched. Meanwhile in New [...]

My Aim Is True

believe me, you don’t want to know

Don’t see any of this from our end

Now, this is familiar. At least it used to be, until the neighbors moved away. Ever since, the poor old outlaw Taos septic tank can sort of work, and my presence hasn’t been required. You’re looking at the back of our house with the dead landlord’s apartment. His hat and coat are still hanging on [...]



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