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SF New Mexican: After series of break-ins, experts chime in on psychology of suspect.

Creepy as hell. I went to a party up on West Houghton last night - no wonder people were creeped out as I walked back to my car, alone. I’m way too old for the demographic, but at night - noone sees grey hair. Couple of women smoking on their front porches, dead eyes raked past. I’d wondered at the strange vibe, mentioned it to my wife. Now I know.

07/31/16 • 07:54 AM • LawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Triple-digit temperatures, lack of moisture dry out the Rio Grande.

Under a 2003 plan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the river is legally allowed to go dry south of Albuquerque during irrigation season.” Good grief. If I were a fish, I’d complain. But I’d be dead.

07/31/16 • 07:47 AM • EnvironmentalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Treasure hunter who went looking for $2m in gold found dead in New Mexico.

Well, they finally discovered his remains.

07/26/16 • 05:12 PM • BooksHealthSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Proposal for food trucks on Canyon Road moves through committee.

Um ... bathrooms and garbage come to mind. Bathrooms in particular, are in short supply on Canyon’s mile-plus stretch. The City even *advertises* some private bathrooms as being public in their printed materials. That’s not right. Build some bogs, legislators. You’ll have more tourists taking the walk.

07/26/16 • 09:07 AM • ConsumptionGeneralSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Storm over the Ortiz.

Storm over Ortiz Mtns.

A gorgeous one, as I walked out to check the mailbox (not the one in the photo) today.

07/25/16 • 01:44 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks


During yesterday’s visit to the gym, I’m working on the ellipticals behind all the other rows of equipment. I don’t watch television as I work out, but I can see what others are watching. As various people are watching RNC reruns, and and others intently gazing at media wonks placing bets on Wasserman-Schultz’ departure, the music on the overhead loudspeakers changes from the usual bump-thump to something strangely familiar. I realize I recognize it, through the haze of sweat ... and I nearly fall off the trainer laughing. “Sheep”, by Pink Floyd. Followed by ... “Reason to Believe”, by Springsteen. And, as people will do, they all start to step/pedal/ellipticalize to the songs’ rhythms. Then it all went back to current bump-thump music.

Just for a moment, it seems Clear Channel (or whatever service the gym uses) had an individual with a perspicacious sense of humor.

A moment I’ll treasure, courtesy a spin of life’s dice.

Repost from Facebook today.

07/25/16 • 09:07 AM • EntertainmentMusicNewsPersonalPhysical FitnessPoliticsPsychologySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Zika carrier mosquito found in 4 New Mexico counties.

It’s in-state. Clear off your water-holding junk in the yard.

07/22/16 • 10:40 AM • HealthSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Reason: Gary Johnson and Libertarians as the Sane Centrists in a Mad Election.

Deserves a place at the debates. I’ve met and talked with Johnson a couple of times in social situations, post-governorship. He’s a good guy. Yet I don’t make my voting choices based on “who you’d invite to your barbecue”.

07/22/16 • 07:50 AM • PoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF Reporter: A top lawmaker says New Mexico is spending more than it has.

Non-renewables have been a bad investment lately. Illogical in a place with over 300 days of Sun, and almost as many days of wind a year. But you’ve heard that from me before, umpteen times ...

07/21/16 • 02:07 PM • EconomicsEnvironmentalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Albuquerque Journal: Man with BB gun, scope won’t face charges, police say.

A responding field officer went into a nearby building and saw the man with a rifle, scope and bipod. The rifle was pointed north down University Boulevard.” What an idiot.

07/20/16 • 12:19 PM • LawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OpenCulture: 4 Interactive Maps Immortalize the Roads That Inspired Jack Kerouac.

Apparently the staple myth in Santa Fe of old Rt 66/Kerouac is untrue. Amazing what happens when you actually read a book ...

07/20/16 • 08:16 AM • ArtsBooksSanta Fe LocalTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Santa Fe Craigslist: 1955 Chevy “Handyman”.

Worth every penny.

07/19/16 • 06:58 PM • Santa Fe LocalVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Photographer reaches $50K settlement over state police stop.

Pierre-Louis — who is 6-foot-2, African-American and now in his 50s — was pulled over and ordered to kneel while handcuffed on the pavement. The suspect who had allegedly pointed a gun at another man was later described by the victim as a 5-foot-2 Hispanic man in his 20s.

07/11/16 • 12:23 PM • Human RightsLawPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Allergic to life - the Arizona residents ‘sensitive to the whole world’.

Long and interesting. I thought Santa Fe’s anti-wifi, anti-cell-tower folks were the extreme.

07/11/16 • 07:23 AM • HealthPsychologySanta Fe Local • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Albuquerque police receive directive after Dallas shootings.

Two-up ... and nervous, methinks. Be nice, everyone.

07/08/16 • 04:22 PM • Human RightsLawPoliticsSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Group seeks to restore historic forest fire lookout tower.

The proposed project would restore this National Historic Place and launch the Santa Fe National Forest’s cabin rental program to share these spectacular views with the public and bring revenue to the forest for maintenance, recreation and future projects.” It’s about time!

07/08/16 • 01:05 PM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Had to deal with car servicing, work issues.

Links as I can. And Folk Art Market’s this weekend - traffic’s a snarl. Be safe out there.

07/08/16 • 10:30 AM • ArtsPersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Economist: Ride ’em, cowboy!

Mr Polhamus paints a romantic portrait of a West ‘that believed a handshake was as good as a contract, when faith was practised openly.’ The announcer is proud that rodeo scorns the all-shall-have-prizes culture: many competitors are thrown off almost at once, or fail to lasso their steer. ‘If they win, they’ve earned it,’ he rumbles.” Less negative, Economist, than I expected. The mythology of the West is still worshipped in many quarters, and that’s not a bad thing.

07/07/16 • 07:50 AM • HistoryPsychologyReligionSanta Fe LocalSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: New Mexico announces 4th year of ‘record-breaking’ tourism.

For tourism data, Longwoods International conducts surveys for New Mexico as well as states and cities worldwide. The estimated 33.4 million trips in New Mexico was based on a national survey of 337,164 trips and extrapolated from 2,860 of the trips that visitors said took place in New Mexico.” As you know, I have big doubts about the folks parsing the tourism data. I’d like to see competing, or triangulation of, separate firms.

07/05/16 • 07:18 PM • Santa Fe LocalTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

OneHeadlightInk: Longmire - Will they or won’t they?

Season 6? Walt and Vic? Gotta wait and see. Speculating immediately after series wrap is of no use at all ...

07/05/16 • 08:36 AM • EntertainmentSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

MessyNessyChic: Streamliner Trains that Oozed the Elegance of Old World Travel.

I believe there is an old El Capitan car down at Lamy. I’ll have to recheck my photos. And one of the art-deco dining cars (triangular tables).

06/29/16 • 10:01 AM • HistorySanta Fe LocalTravelVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NM Fire Info: Lightning-Caused McClure Fire 30% Contained.

Great work, firefighters.

06/24/16 • 12:30 PM • PersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SFR: Major resources on tap to fight fire that began Thursday in the Santa Fe Watershed.

Pray, people, and put our faith in firefighting skills acquired from years of devastating wildfires.

06/24/16 • 05:13 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NMFireInfo: Battleship Fire on Santa Fe National Forest.

Shit. There’s no other word for it. Be safe, firecrews.

06/20/16 • 09:54 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Woman attacked by bear while running marathon in New Mexico.

Welp, it happens. Running + mad momma bear = big trouble. There tends to be more fauna in the Valles Caldera, because of its isolation in past decades. Carry bear spray.

06/19/16 • 03:01 PM • HealthSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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