North America

Visiting The Mouse

June 15, 2017 // 25 Comments

Catherine, you’ve just graduated from high school! What are you going to do next? “I’m going to Disney World!” My daughter Cat graduated from high [...]

Ghost Ranch

May 12, 2017 // 13 Comments

In the great wide open places, I can see the forever. The sky enfolds you, and then you are inside it. Whatever small place you came from is no more because you are part of that sky and the big beyond, and the rest isn't important. When the Spanish first rode into this valley in norther New Mexico, they called it Piedre Lumbre -- the shining stone. [...]

Embracing Santa Fe

March 31, 2017 // 29 Comments

Each time I return to New Mexico, my affection for this state grows . . . Doc looked like he came straight out of central casting. Film order: we need a quirky old man to play a part in a Coen brothers film set it Santa Fe. [...]

Road Trip to New Mexico

March 12, 2017 // 13 Comments

One of my best friends is living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for several months to complete a project -- and I thought, what a perfect excuse for a road trip! “I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.” --- Jack Kerouac, On the Road [...]

Visiting New Orleans? Six Ideas for What to Bring Home.

February 26, 2017 // 10 Comments

If you want cheap, mass produced Mardi Gras masks or just another t-shirt, walk one block down Bourbon Street in either direction, and you’ll be set. On the other hand, if you are looking for the best souvenirs in New Orleans – you want something truly special to remember your visit, here are some things that will make you think about the Crescent City every time you see them.[…]

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Redford’s Sundance

October 6, 2016 // 11 Comments

At the Crossroads of Art and Nature My stay at the Sundance Resort in late September was full of crisp fall air and leaves turning golden yellow, orange, and red. What a [...]