Create: On Wing

One hundred and fifty miles south. Early morning. Caffeine in my veins, visor down to thwart the rising sun. This is it. It’s been SO long. Anxious heartrate reflected in my Garmin. The field. Returning to the field. She speaks … Read More

Adventure: One Point Five Inches

We had our first dabble a few weeks ago. But this time it’s for real. It might not be much, 1.5 inches, but for these parts is a CRITICAL aspect of life that can’t be undersold. Moisture in any form … Read More

BikeLife: Episode 004

No real message here people, just the pure joy of riding in rural New Mexico during a rapidly intensifying fall. These are the times. We need to find the time to push pedals. There is always a reason NOT to … Read More

Adventure: Casita Piñon

I moved. After twenty-three years in California, I finally abandoned ship and headed for the hills of New Mexico. Santa Fe to be specific. I have no family history in New Mexico. Sure, my aunt lived here dating back to … Read More

Create: Una Pura Verdad

An old film by an old friend. There are a fair number of new people on this site, and this is something I wasn’t sure people knew about but wanted them to see. This project is now ongoing once again. … Read More

BikeLife: Rubber Meets the Road

Hey kids, I wrote this post a while back, then forgot about it until I made this review of these tires. So, if you can overlook my redundancy it will be better. I don’t want to waste this post and … Read More

Read: The Orphaned Land

Ignorance is bliss. It surely, surely is. If the public knew the truth, well, probably not much would change but I still wish people knew. Just when you think you know a little bit about your home you read a … Read More

BikeLife: Fall Blast

Temperature at breakfast: 27 degrees. Temperature when I started riding: 50 something. Welcome to fall in the Land of Enchantment. Yes, I bought gloves but I bought what I would call “fall gloves” and not “winter gloves,” which are a … Read More

BikeLife: Schwable Maraton Plus Tour Review

I’m not a huge review fan but when I come across a product that is undeniably wonderful, well, then I gotta say something. This was not my first rodeo with Schwalbe tires, but this was the first time I bought … Read More

BikeLife: First Day of Fall

I don’t know if this was the official first day of fall but I’m going to declare it anyway. How do I know? Because on a bicycle you are exposed, to almost everything. Rabid dogs, coal-rolling rednecks, and the weather. … Read More

Read: D. H. Lawrence in New Mexico

This is a very quick read but interesting as it traces first contact between the writer and the magic of Northern New Mexico. This land has seen a constant pilgrimage of artists, photographers, writers and others who know the unique … Read More

Adventure: End of Summer, Baldy Summit

I’ve posted about this hike many times before. For me, this hike is the enchilada plate of Santa Fe. It might not be the best meal ever but it’s damn good and it’s always on the menu. My next goal … Read More

Read: The House at Otowi Bridge

This is mandatory reading in these parts, and I believe this should be mandatory reading for all of us. This is a wonderful book covering a story that never got as much play as you would imagine it would. Peggy … Read More

BikeLife: New Mexico, Episode 002

Foreshadowing: be a warning or indication of (a future event). By the way, I’m listening to this song while I write. Digging it. Another morning in the books. Up at 4:30 AM. “No, I can’t get up this early.” Back … Read More

Create: Going Solo with the 50mm

I post this with mixed emotions. The photographic gear crowd and their incessant babble in regard to equipment are not only tiring they continue to reduce the photographic industry to a gear-obsessed, geeky organization that the rest of the creative … Read More

BikeLife: New Mexico Episode 001

Yes, I know I have a gap in my teeth. I’ve had it since I was a kid. And I know I’m mangy and haven’t showered in two days. And I know this film is rough and unpolished. But stay … Read More

Dispatches: Stafford Squier

You know the type. Right brain. Left brain. They both work and work well. Yep, that’s Stafford Squire, the new Vice President of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Photography education in the modern era is a tricky thing and something … Read More