Archive for August, 2013


Land of Enchantment

Sometimes you can forget how wonderful it is to play in your own backyard.  I was reminded of this little truth, spending a gorgeous weekend in my own state. Growing up here, Gary and I have both spent a little time in Santa Fe.  But as adults, I have to admit that we’ve only passed […]

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Hermit’s Peak

Today I give you Sandy’s guide to climbing Hermit’s Peak. You can get to the top if you are in reasonably good shape.  It will take major huffing and puffing on the way up, and serious effort to get back down.  You can occasionally cry out “Hiawatha!”.  This somehow seems to help. The trail is […]

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Setting Examples

  I could hear their little voices chattering together, but I wasn’t quite sure where they were.  These three little ones were entertaining themselves one afternoon during an event-filled family reunion weekend when I followed the sound and found them sitting at the card table playing with the dominoes.  And I do mean little… ages […]

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Dance Recital

 They were dancing just for me… an audience of one.  I was on the treadmill in the garage with the door up, looking out across the driveway, and there they danced.  The little ones are always on stage first, with their tiny silver dresses making perfect little circles.  As the music grows louder, the beat […]

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Long Distance

Here it comes. Another story about me walking uphill in the snow to school as a child.  Well, maybe not that dramatic, but close enough. When we left Portales for the first time – in our early twenties, off on a Caribbean adventure – we landed on that island and started trying to figure things […]

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Getting Ready

She loves the treadmill! Day 1 – This day has been put on hold repeatedly… but today it finally arrived.  I had to get through the hectic days of June.  I had to wait until after the vacation in July.  Then there was that head cold after we got back home.  When you’re not in […]

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