New Mexico

“For the Adventure of Being Alive”

“For the Adventure of Being Alive”

I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive… I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to […]

Our campsite at Tao River Junction Campground, the Rio Grande Gorge

Off the Grid: Camping the Rio Grande Gorge

I stared at myself in the hazy, scratched mirror of the campground bathroom. A Chernobyl-sized beetle scampered past my foot. I didn’t flinch. It appeared I wasn’t quite myself. Was it the aftermath of the Black Death-like virus I’d survived the week prior? No, that wasn’t it. Was it the […]

Rodeo de Santa Fe

Giddy Up, Cowboy! A Night at Rodeo de Santa Fe

When you live in the Southwest, in a place where rodeos actually “come to town,” and said event blasts in with horses, bulls, sheep and cattle in tow — by all means, you two-step your way straight to the show. Held at the official rodeo grounds (because, yes, Santa Fe […]

A Present Pause

A Present Pause

It was a morning well-spent. After hours spent working online, I took myself on a stroll to Canyon Road, Santa Fe’s bastion of renowned art galleries and boutiques. I’m on Canyon Road all the time, mostly to work from The Teahouse, a magical space where I can spend an afternoon […]

Me, joyous, at White Sands National Monument

Carlsbad, White Sands and How I Tried to End New Mexico’s Epic Drought — Kinda

I arrived in New Mexico rather ignorant about weather conditions here in the Land of Enchantment. “Santa Fe is in the desert,” I thought. “It’s quite dry in deserts. Therefore, it will be dry in Santa Fe.” (I always did well with logic and math theorems, lest you wonder). Turns […]

Startlingly blue skies and cotton ball clouds over the Santa Fe Railyard complex

Girl Gone Wild(fire): A Santa Fe Tale

The text message from my mother read something — ok, exactly — like this: “It said in today’s paper that there Was a blanket of haze over Santa Fay on Saturday are you having fires in your area of New Mexico?” My response wasn’t a lie. Not exactly: “There are […]