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HowIRound: Andrew Jackson Is Not As Bad As You Think—He’s Far, Far Bloodier.

The lessons of Bloody Bloody are seen in American society today. Today, Native women are murdered at a rate higher than any other race in America. The majority of the perpetrators of violent crimes against Native women are non-Native men. The ‘jokes’ in Bloody Bloody about killing Indians are not ‘jokes.’ They are a reality.” Never give a native individual a $20 bill in change. Never.

03/01/15 • 02:11 PM • HistoryHuman RightsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Snow’s supposed to be moving in tonight.

Snow's supposedly moving in.

Unsettled at the moment. Clouds are torn into different layers. Yesterday’s dawn shot of the Ortiz to the south.

02/25/15 • 07:12 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Forbes: New Mexico Considering Legislation To Sell Spaceport America.

I predicted this result was likely.  Betting Virgin Galactic or SpaceX picks it up for pennies on the dollar. Just a waiting game now.

02/24/15 • 12:18 PM • ConsumptionEconomicsPoliticsSanta Fe LocalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

KOAT: DWI checkpoint signs not a good idea in NM, attorney general says.

Well, the Supreme Court of our nation generally sides with law enforcement on this one.

02/24/15 • 12:11 PM • Human RightsLawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

CultWestern: Two Upcoming Westerns.

Eva Green? Done. I have to say, Mikkelsen, Green and Morgan are three I’d never have thought of sticking in a western. It looks good, though.

02/19/15 • 08:01 PM • EntertainmentSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Wispy sunset.


02/19/15 • 07:56 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Messy Nessy Chic: Saving Pie Town - The Last Pie-O-Neers of the American Dessert.

Pie Town is a place you really have to want to see, by itself.  No longer a crossroads; it’s more a passing glance on a two-lane between nothing in NM and nothing in AZ. There’s a ‘Y’ in the road a couple dozen miles east of the town that takes you south to Glenwood and Silver City. So it has slowly dessicated in the desert.

02/19/15 • 12:15 PM • HistoryPhotographySanta Fe Local • (3) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Allow buns on campus, advocates say, to deter rape.

BEST TITLE EVAH. Click it before it’s gone.

02/18/15 • 09:22 PM • NewsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Vandalism found in Petroglyph National Monument.

Unfortunately, the park is nestled in the western section of the city, a city that already has an overage of graffiti. Without 24/7 surveillance, this will continue to be an issue.

02/18/15 • 11:28 AM • HistoryLawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Oil and Gas Wells in Northwest New Mexico.

Encroaching Chaco. Bad form.

02/16/15 • 02:14 PM • EconomicsEnvironmentalPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

KOAT: Chimayo man spots Virgin Mary in his truck.

Local color.

02/16/15 • 01:31 PM • GeneralReligionSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Another nice’un.


02/15/15 • 07:27 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Sunset tonight.

2/12 ... start.

If you click the above image and view large on Flickr, you can go back through three more photos as the evening wore on.

02/12/15 • 08:50 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: How George RR Martin is helping stem Santa Fe’s youth exodus.

The youth exodus is variously blamed on the city’s high cost of living, lack of affordable housing, uninspiring nightlife and limited employment options.” As fun as this sounds, it does very little to alleviate any of these situations other than hire a double-handful of young folk. The elephants in the room are not addressed. PR flacks are making lots of money, the politicians are buying it ... existing businesses aren’t seeing it.

02/12/15 • 08:00 PM • GeneralSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

WSJ: Cowboy Culture, Alive and Well.

Given the historic relevance of cowboys and ranchers to the settlement of the American West and to American cultural identity generally, it is curious that art depicting cowboy life tends to be looked down upon in a way other regional forms of artistic expression — Appalachian bluegrass, Delta Blues, Amish and Shaker culture — are not. [snip] ... the art associated with them is often reckoned to be naive, little more than kitsch.” And that’s a shame. Though myth is thick on the ground, there is much to enjoy.

02/11/15 • 10:38 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentMusicSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

South on 285.

South on 285.

02/07/15 • 06:03 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Sunset tonight: Last image of three.

2/4 end.

Two, and One.

02/04/15 • 11:25 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Snowy tops.

Snowy tops.

The Sun was intense enough to melt the snow off the trees at low altitude, but not at high altitude. Pretty!

02/01/15 • 08:00 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hail, hail ... the gang’s all here.

Hail, hail, the gang's all here ...

And, I’m in terrible trouble with one of these little buggers ...

01/31/15 • 04:52 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Snow’s run off to the mountains; it’ll be back shortly, after dark.

Silhouette against snow clouds.

View of the foothills. Pea soup about 1,000 feet up.

01/30/15 • 05:03 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

c|net: The sixth ‘Game of Thrones’ book won’t be released in 2015.

Not especially surprised. He’s been busy doing PR, operating the Jean Cocteau theatre, driving his purple Tesla ...

01/30/15 • 03:56 PM • ArtsBooksEntertainmentSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Flying Star Cafe closes in Santa Fe, Bernalillo.

She said the higher minimum wage in Santa Fe is not a factor in the closing; the lack of foot traffic around the Railyard and the still-sluggish Santa Fe economy is.” The Railyard has not performed as promised. With Flying Star gone, how long will REI last? Will the Railyard return to abandoned hulks, once again?

Further, everyone keeps talking about how “#NewMexicoTrue” is revitalizing Santa Fe. I beg to differ. The campaign is bringing more people in aggregate - that is a success, certainly - but not the right demographic. Social media is not the best spot to engage the affluent tourists that Santa Fe requires. Gallery and store owners are not impressed. Lots and lots of foot traffic, uninspiring sales for the amount of people passing through. You need big spenders, not cheap-tchotchke-buying tourists who gawp at all the expensive artwork, take selfies, leave naught but footprints and a bit of wrapper from a bargain burrito.

It’s a terrible thing when you see a fine art gallery selling postcards, keychains and gag gifts to help pay the rent. $5.00 purchases next to $50,000 artworks. Just terrible. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

01/30/15 • 03:28 PM • EconomicsFoodGeneralSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Cloud detail.

Cloud details.

And another ‘set.

01/28/15 • 07:45 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

KRQE: Santa Fe diner named one of the best in the nation.

The Pantry.

01/28/15 • 01:26 PM • FoodNewsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Fresh from out back ...

fresh from the back portal ...

01/27/15 • 07:19 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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