Sure, I’ve had time off from work. Of course, nowadays companies (notably, the ones I’ve worked for) conflate “sick time” with “paid time off” without any benefits known as “vacation time”, which means I’ve easily been able to burn through all of my available time off in various ways. One year there was the funeral […]
Note: This blog post is NOT an advertisement or an endorsement for any product or brand of any kind. I am not getting paid nor sponsored to talk about my shoe experiences. I’ve been reading quite a bit about running shoes lately. Which makes sense of course, because I’m finally back into the ‘post holiday’ […]
“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham Sure, I enjoy tennis, walking, hiking, swimming and as recently as two years ago, during my last adventure in mid-life-crisis-ing, roller derby. However, none of those activities involved running. Roller derby may have come close, endurance-wise […]
New Mexico is a very old place, relative to the rest of the United States. Santa Fe, the state capitol, is the second oldest city in the United States by only 20 years (oldest is Saint Augustine, Fla.).
Ahhh… the name of this dish alone sounds impressive.
It conjures images of a ‘Lady’ of refinement – dazzling in the kitchen over this classic French, yet provincal one-pot dish. At least, in my mind anyway.
One of the things that make New Mexico so great, is represented well in this hike. Diversity in landscape.
“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy It’s so big in fact, that there’s a huge radio […]
This hike was a fairly daunting open-desert hike, even for fall. Despite that, the panoramic views, looking across Chico Arroyo, Lagunita Canyon in Emperado Wilderness Study Area, and Ignacio Chavez Wilderness Study Area. Throughout the hike, we came across shards of petrified wood that had hardened into stone, majestic rock formations, and other geographical features […]
Much like taking a drive for the sole purpose of getting lost, only to find your way once again as was often the case during outings as a child, my cooking has taken the same sort of philosophy. “I have no idea what I’m doing.” – I have caught myself saying that more times than […]
In southern New Mexico, in the Gila Wilderness area lies a landscape vastly different than is seen up north.