Category Archives: New Mexico Life

Squash n Rehab Soup

my new squash soup recipe   I’m grateful I drove to Farmington from Burque on Wednesday for family day at the recovery center; left my house at 4:40 AM enjoyed the cold empty roads, the high mesa hills pink striations … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Creative Nonfiction, Musings, New Mexico Life, News & Events, Poems | Leave a comment

Abercrombie’s

Abercrombie’s (built circa 1860) in Anton Chico, NM by Merimée Moffitt            Spring 2011   Wow— an arrow-slotted fortress for Comanche attacks We walk through plumbing parts unearth your father’s and grandfathers’ old porch lantern stacked doors lean, the floor a … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, New Mexico Life, Poems | Tagged , | Leave a comment

El Dia de Los Muertos and More

Well, it’s Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, and the trick or treaters have slowed down, a mom or dad with every single kid or group. In the fifties no parent ever went out t or t’ing with their kids. If you … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Creative Nonfiction, Musings, New Mexico Life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

1977 Arroyo Seco, NM, (at the foot of Taos Ski Valley)

This must have been the winter when it snowed in October and the ground stayed white until May. And I dressed in layers. Under those jeans, some thick long johns, bottom and top, and then the pretty frock, one of … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Creative Nonfiction, Musings, New Mexico Life, Women's Liberation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

(Dreaming My Addiction Poems Oct 9, 2017)

Abstractions of Addiction A is for Addiction B is for Blame C is for Compassion D is Deranged E is for the Elephants, traipsing through the room F is for Falling, failing, falling, flailing, fear of G, for Getting: high, … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Creative Nonfiction, Musings, New Mexico Life, News & Events, Poems | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

One Half and One Whole Sonnet, a Wedding Poem

  One half and one whole sonnet. “Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds Or bends with the remover to remove: Oh no; it is an … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, New Mexico Life, News & Events, Poems, Wedding Poems | Leave a comment

30 things I learned from Dr. RW (and a stray sage or two)

(MM and Amos) My dad was visiting us at the dome, our home in Taos in 1980, just before relocating to Alamogordo, NM. His station wagon, my blue Dodge pick-up. What I remember from Dr. Robert Waterman, Ed. D., LCC, … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, New Mexico Life, Women's Liberation | 2 Comments

Hippie Easter Egg Matanza

Chris, Pilar, Michelle, and Amos 1974–ish (the 60s are ending) This came to me, a gesture from someone at the event, a rare photo of my son age two and a half. He was so stylin in his little Peruvian … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Creative Nonfiction, Musings, New Mexico Life, The 60s, Women's Liberation | Leave a comment

Ben Klein’s book creates a link between the then and the now.

David Hoffman is the first photo in Ben Klein’s beautiful book Irwin Klein and the New Settlers, photos taken by Ben’s uncle Irwin Klein. The negatives were rescued by Irwin’s brother Alan Klein and recently published in a photo documentary of … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, New Mexico Life, The 60s | Leave a comment