Eat Local. Revitalize Downtown. Win/Win.

Summer Lunches at the Office. A Good Time for a Stroll through the City. And an Opportunity to Eat Local and Support a Local Business. We Walk the Loop to the Tiny Market. Finally, Downtown has a Market. Silver Street Market. On Silver. For Office Workers and Downtown Inhabitants Alike. We Support the Tiny Market.  […]

Pigeons, Protesters and Puppie Slushes…Oh My

School’s Out.  Summer’s In. The Beginning of Summer is Time Spent at Doodle T. In a Tiny Office Downtown.  Next to Mom. Not the Best Scenario, But We Make It Work. Lunch Hour is a Walking Game. Uncover Three Things that You Never Noticed Before. All Beginning with the Same Letter. Today’s Walk is the […]

A Patio Wedding Venue…Again and Again.

21 Years Ago We Had a Outdoor Patio Wedding. At a Neighborhood Restaurant. The Wedding was Small.  Just Family. We Said Our Vows.  11:00 AM.  And then had Lunch. Barbeque.  Ribs.  Chicken.  Slaw.  Fries. We had a Band.  Mr. Doodle Played Piano and Sang.  To Me. In My Life.  John Lennon. The Judge who Married […]

Blowing Through to Spring

College Basketball as Background Noise. Howling Winds Swirling Spring Blossoms on the Trees. It’s March. You Need a Place to Eat that is Local and Fun.  Not Fast Food.  Not a Chain. Do You Have a Restaurant that Fits the Bill in Your Neck of the Woods? We Do.  And it has Served Hollywood, Presidents […]

Behind the Curtain…A Dungeon Mom’s Tale of The Nutcracker

Degas-Inspired Ballerinas.  Graceful and Strong. Dazzling Sets.  Victorian Christmas Décor. Excited Children in their Taffeta Finery.  Candy Canes tucked in their Pockets. Make Way for The Nutcracker at The Kimo Theatre. Downtown Albuquerque. Magic. This is What We See From the House Seats. But What Goes On Behind the Curtain?   Does All the Magic […]

Say It With Your Vote

Enough Wringing of Hands and Gnashing of Teeth. Election Day.  Vote.  It’s That Simple. In this City, We Have a Mayoral Race.  From a Sea of 8 Candidates…2 Remain. This is a Run Off Election. I Found the Polling Place. Voting is in an Ancient Building Now Used to Archive City Records. The Building Looks […]

Tartan Whispers Autumn…Can You Hear It?

I’ve Loved Tartans Forever. Probably My Scottish Roots. Carrying the Name “Cameron”, I Suspect All that Dyed/Woven Crisscross Pattern is in My Blood. But No Matter.  I am Proud to Wear it. The Traditional Cameron Tartan is Red/Green/Yellow.  A Little Different and Fun. I Understand the Cameron Clan was anything but Fun.  They were Fierce […]

Living in the Balloon Capital of the World

First Weekend in October. Perfect Flying Weather for Hot Air Balloons.  Cold Mornings.  Warm Afternoons.  Cold Nights. No Wind.  No Rain.  No Clouds.  Just Blue as Far as You Can See. This is the Time when Balloons from All Over the World Come to Albuquerque. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  The Largest Balloon Event in […]

How Do You Send a Text On This Thing?

A Telephone Museum.  One Block from My Office.  In Albuquerque, New Mexico. Telephone Museum of New Mexico. Miss Doodle and I Take a 30 Minute-Lunch Break Tour. Step Out of the Blinding Sun and Into History. I had forgotten my own connection to the Telephone Company. I was a New York Telephone Operator at 16…Part […]

A Meeting with Angels

It’s Been Said that You Meet Angels in the Most Unexpected Places. Always at Unexpected Times.  But Angels always Come When You Need Them Most. On a Quiet Saturday Morning, Miss Doodle and I Met a Trio of Angels. Yes.  Not One Angel, but Three. These Angels were In a Tiny Storefront Shoppe. But Let […]