OBAN, SCOTLAND--”Get on your bike!” That’s the advice Mervyn Dudgeon has for the young. Mervyn was waiting with MaryAnn and me in Oban for the southbound train to Glasgow. He had just spent a week biking and hosteling in the Hebrides, an island group off the far northeast coast of Scotland. Mervyn Dudgeon is…Continue
"The moving macbook writes, and having writ, moves on." --Omar_Khayyam
NOB HILL--Not too many of us were around when the Duke City Fix started its run. As near as I can make it out, it was March 29, 2005. In about six months,…Continue
The Kelly Mine and its townsite, located just three miles south of the town of Magdalena, was once home to 3,000 people. Its two hotels were so crowded they rented out rooms in 8-hour shifts. According to an 1883 news article, two hundred wagons were employed hauling silver and lead ore out of the Kelly down to…Continue
Jeremy J. Dear, the same ABQ policeman who killed Mary Hawkes, is our tenth highest-paid city employee?
That’s right. According to the list published in this morning’s Albuquerque Business First, Officer…
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