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 […]

Would You Go Over the Edge?

I Work in a Building on the Almost Top Floor, From Monday through Friday and Sometimes Days More. In this Building So High, I get the Job Done, Up in My Tower, Away from the Sun. Important Work happens inside, On that you can Bet, But on One Day the Building Goes Crazy, Mark the […]

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, […]

This is Sizzling Hot

50 Days of 100 Degrees F.    37.78 Degrees C. Yes, I’m Counting the Days. Zero Humidity.  Crackling Hot and Dry.  As We Wait for the Healing Rains. In case 100 degrees isn’t in Your Backyard…Here is a Snapshot of 100 Degrees in New Mexico. Find a Shady Spot.  With a Cold Drink.  And Stay Cool […]

New Mexican Mexican

Food.  New Mexican Food. We live in New Mexico.  You know, the state where a wall is being batted around. Okay.  Don’t get me started. But anyway, I thought it would be fun to give you a quick lesson on New Mexican Food. It is Very Different from Mexican Food. New Mexican Food is all about […]

Texas Steak Texas Style

Chain Restaurants.  We Have Many, Many Chains. Not My Favorite.  But When the Chain is Merry Christmas Decorated and the Grill is Hot… It’s All Good. Welcome to Texas Land & Cattle Steakhouse. Texas.  Our Neighbor to the East.  Due East. They Say Everything is Bigger in Texas. I’ll Let You Make the Call. Have a […]

A Teacher and Her Student

New Mexican Food.  From New Mexico, the State. Not Mexican Food.  From Mexico, the Country. A Native New Mexican Will Tell You there’s a Huge Difference. They’ll School You on the proper Chile to Eat with Each Entrée. They’ll Explain that Sopapillas with Honey are Eaten to Cut the Heat of the Chile. Sopapillas just look […]

To a Chile Oasis and Back

The Drive is Long.  The Drive is Weary. On a Mission for Work. Road Trip! Buckle Up.  We’re Off. 7 Hours on the Road in 1 Day.  For 3 Hours of Work. That’s the Beauty of Living in a Huge Land Mass State…Fifth Largest in the U.S. Alaska, Texas, California, Montana, New Mexico… Remind Me to […]