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 […]

Court Chatter and Working Girls

Work Can Be Fun. And Fun Can Be Work. In the Wee Hours of the Morning and Late at Night… I Write and Tell Stories through Photos. Here.  On the Blog. During the Long Work Day… I Write and Tell Stories through Photos. Here.  In Court. Come On…I’ll Show You. Built in 2001, the Architecture […]

A Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ Hot Spot Adventure

Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ Fame was Here…Cecilia’s Café. In Albuquerque. Let’s Take a Lunchtime Stroll through Downtown to See What All the Hype is About. Just One More Block.  See the Red Awning.  That’s It. Cecilia’s Café. Found It.  A Tiny Family-Owned Café.   A Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ Dive. The Building is Adorned […]

15 Minute Adventure…at the Office

Summer is Winding Down Here. Year Round Schools are already in Session.  2 Weeks In. Miss Doodle 2 has 2 More Weeks. Doodle T Day Care is Open.  Our Savior.  A Special Space for the Girls.  Down the Hall from Me. Noon.  Lunch.  Let’s Take a Break. A 15 Minute Adventure in the Parking Structure. Take […]

Into the Deep Blue

Job Title:  Aquarium Diver. Job Description:  Swim with Fish.  Swim in Shark Tank. Feed Fish.  Check Fish for Injuries.  Clean Tank. Wave to Diners at Shark Reef Café. Only Those Who Enjoy Jumping into the Deep Blue Need Apply. I grew up on Long Island.  Living at the Beach.  Salt Water flows through My Veins. […]

Why Did They Come to Albuquerque?

Albuquerque, New Mexico.  From 1880 to 1940. Why Did They Come? Many Came To Find a Cure for Tuberculosis. Chasing the Cure All the Way To Albuquerque. From 1880 through 1940, thousands flocked to New Mexico seeking a cure for tuberculosis.  Tuberculosis was the leading cause of death in America.  “Lungers”, as they were called, […]