Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

  Shiprock, or Tsé Bitʼaʼí, "rock with wings" in Navajo, stands alone in the northwestern New Mexico desert. It is within the Navajo Nation, and is sacred to their people, playing a part in many Navajo legends. Shiprock is a volcanic formation, made of rocks that solidified underground in the throat of a volcano about 27 million …

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A Christmas Carol in Denver 2017: Review

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens * Adapted by Richard Hellesen * Music by David de Berry * Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson * DCPA Theatre Company at the Stage Theatre, 12/20/17 Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843. It quickly became such a success that the novella hasn't been out of print since. …

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Day Trip to White Sands National Monument

Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, Mr Metawitches and I took a day trip from Albuquerque down to the White Sands National Monument. The monument is adjacent to Alamogordo, NM and White Sands Missile Range, which will be familiar to history buffs as the location of the Trinity Site, where the first atomic blast in history …

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Tucson, AZ and Saguaro National Park Weekend Trip

Over Labor Day weekend 2017 (the 1st weekend in September) we visited Saguaro National Park and stayed in Tucson, AZ. We'd waited until September to take this trip in hopes of avoiding the worst of the summer heat, but Mother Nature had other ideas, so we were out with the cacti and lizards in the 100˚+ …

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Albuquerque Old Town Salsa Fiesta

Today, 9/9/17, Albuquerque held its annual Salsa Fiesta in Old Town, the preserved section of an early part of the city, now dedicated to tourism and street festivals. The Salsa Fiesta included live music all afternoon in the plaza, and local salsa vendors making fresh salsa on site for today's competition for best salsa. Tasting …

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