TAJIQUE, NM--Last month my grandson Robert Bennett, biking partner Mike Moye and I decided to hike to the top of the Manzano Mountains. I have used this trail several times before and it has a special place in my heart. I guess it comes from having done it so often that it feels like an old…Continue
It was late morning before MaryAnn and I left our motel in Taos and started a brief one-day tour of the recently designated Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.
The Monument consists of two segments. The southern part, called Orilla Verde, is reached through the village of Pilar and closely…
CIVIC PLAZA--Ten years ago, on October 26, 2004, Chester Nez stood here on Civic Plaza. We were in the middle of the Bush/Kerry presidential campaign and John Kerry needed something of a boost. The stage at the north end of Civic Plaza was crowded with VIP’s trying to lend Kerry a hand. I took out my vintage cell…Continue
The New York Times recently ran a piece on teaching elementary kids how to write code. In fact, a lot of people have jumped on this as a way to create some interest in computer science...and as a way to sell yet another program to our already semi-privatized schools. Well, teaching elementary kids how to…Continue
When I first moved to New Mexico about 1970, the one road that always made me wish I was somewhere else was US 60 between Magdalena and Datil. The fearsome Plains of San Agustín seemed to go on forever with no turns, hills, trees, or even other cars to break up the long crossing of 30 miles. It felt like…Continue