Expect a miracle

Miracles are magical things. Magic is miraculous.  Magic, miracle, samey-same. You might not think so but yes, it’s true. First, let me explain the photo to the left. I clipped it to my desktop computer long enough ago that there are fly spots on it and I had to wipe off… Continue reading

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I’m just peachy

Peaches. That’s what’s on my mind. Last week I was given a couple dozen of them by a friend, freshly picked off his tree and handed over in a brown grocery bag where they would ripen. A couple days ago I remembered to check them and they were ready to… Continue reading

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Tevis 2018 – Not your average horseback ride

Tevis 2018 has come and gone.  But its effects are profound and lasting. Friday July 27 2018 Tomorrow I’ll be following Tevis, the granddaddy of 100 mile endurance races, online.  One of the horses we bred, SE Redhill Saga, now owned and ridden by Cressy Drummond will be on the trail (team… Continue reading

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Lyme disease

I live out here in New Mexico where I’ve never even seen a tick on one of my animals much less been bitten by one, so I’m not really familiar with Lyme Disease.  It seems, though, that if you live on the US east coast, you’ve been infected, and that… Continue reading

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Look but don’t touch

Sometimes when I get to feeling that maybe it’s a little too hard living here in my part of New Mexico, particularly at nearly a mile and a half above sea level, the land gently reminds me why I’m here. Right now we’re all waiting, hoping, praying for rain.  Not… Continue reading

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Love It or Leave It

Love it or leave it … or fix it.   Today is July 4, Independence Day in the US. Every town’s having parades, BBQs, fireworks, and concerts. Fishing derbies, flea markets, big box store sales, baseball games, you name it, whatever it takes to celebrate our country’s birthday. It’s easy to… Continue reading

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Rejected but not dejected

One good thing about getting enough rejections from agents and publishers is that after a while they don’t really hurt. Each new one is just another paper cut. I haven’t lost enough blood yet to swoon. I swear, if an agent or publisher ever accepts one of my submissions I… Continue reading

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April Snow

It had been a brutal day, a hard edged wind coming from the north and cutting through the many layers she wore.  Even when the sun broke through the heavy clouds it was cold, cold for late April.  But here in the mountains of New Mexico weather was like that. … Continue reading

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The rape of a state

I read an opinion article in the Albuquerque Journal this morning, New Mexico out in front on wind power, by Kevin Robinson-Avila.  It made me want to weep. It seems to me that selling the world on the idea of creating green energy asks us to focus on “green” while… Continue reading

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