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Worked at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Attended State University of New York System
Lives in Datil, NM
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Just another Buick in the wall.
You don't need no education! You might get some contact learning, though, so keep your Benadryl handy. Car camping got popular in the 1920s, when people needed vacations, but couldn't bear to leave their Fords in Dodge.  Library of Congress  LC-USZ62-41022 ...
Just another Buick in the wall. You don't need no education! You might get some contact learning, though, so keep your Benadryl handy. Car camping got popular in the 1920s, when people needed vacations, but couldn't bear to leave their Fords in Dodge. Library of Congress LC-USZ62-41022.
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The Taos of Pooh - retreating to Taos, New Mexico.
We left our heroine (of her own story) portaging in bare feet over pointy rocks. Will she make it to shore? Will she get enough water? Will she ever shower?? Now that my feet have healed, I consider this a good experience. It was also one of those clarifyin...
Will she get enough water? Will she ever shower?? Now that my feet have healed, I consider this a good experience. It was also one of those clarifying situations where I understood something completely unrelated to whether or not there was enough water in the lower Rio Grande this season.
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Zus smart car charger/ car locator - my for-real review
I have my first truly smart smartphone. You early-adopters blazed a trail for your great-grandma and me; it was a quantum leap I was finally ready to make. It's so smart it makes all those tough decisions. Do I want to know each time someone comments on my ...
I have my first truly smart smartphone. You early-adopters blazed a trail for your great-grandma and me; it was a quantum leap I was finally ready to make. It's so smart it makes all those tough decisions. Do I want to know each time someone comments on my Facebook post?
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As stated by Google in my last post, they will retire the Picasa desktop app on March 15th and Picasa Web Albums on May 1st. The good news is Picasa will continue to work, but the bad news is that come March 15th, Google will...
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A different conversation: silent retreat in Monticello, New Mexico
I turned sideways into the light this weekend and disappeared, but not for long. Since I first met Monticello, New Mexico, I have wanted to spend more time there and never knew there was lodging to be had. "as-sāqiya" in Arabic, also "acequia" in Spanish Wh...
A different conversation: silent retreat in Monticello, New Mexico. I turned sideways into the light this weekend and disappeared, but not for long. Since I first met Monticello, New Mexico, I have wanted to spend more time there and never knew there was lodging to be had.
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Pack extra underwear when leaving home. And other good advice. (Truth or Consequences, NM)
I left the cabin in a hurry on Christmas Day 2015. I always seem to stay gone longer than I expected. My time in T or C has seemed unusually full and bustle-y. This time, more than any other, I have begun to feel like a local in good ways and better ways. B...
I left the cabin in a hurry on Christmas Day 2015. I always seem to stay gone longer than I expected. My time in T or C has seemed unusually full and bustle-y. This time, more than any other, I have begun to feel like a local in good ways and better ways.
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Cooling my webs: Taos, Albuquerque, Datil, and Elephant Butte (New Mexico)
Our mothers may have done crosswords puzzles to stave off dementia. I'll be switching between electronic devices, trying to remember which one holds that picture, the only one that could possibly convey my intention.  I got my first smartphone recently. It'...
Our mothers may have done crosswords puzzles to stave off dementia. I'll be switching between electronic devices, trying to remember which one holds that picture, the only one that could possibly convey my intention. I got my first smartphone recently. It's the phone that is smart; the users are ...
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Feeling hot, hot, hot! in Big Bend National Park.
I'm cramming a lot of stuff into this brief wifi oasis, so coherence and wit are out of the question. Please see the teller for a full refund. Kayaking the Rio Grande at Santa Elena Canyon. The water is an illusion, but the portaging makes up for the fun. M...
Full disclosure: The Rio Grande at this point is mostly extra-suction-y, knee-high clay, with long stretches of pointy rocks. I have actual sole bruises. Temperatures have been hovering around 105 degrees F, which is not so much a temperature as an IQ. Still, it's a desiccating heat.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico - a visit with more visiting
The pets got tired of me sitting, so they encouraged me to go out in the yard and run around. San Felipe de Neri church, built 1793 . Don't expect to learn anything else in this blog. I had never properly strolled Old Town Albuquerque, but now I can't say t...
I've been enjoying Mike's blog (he lives in Eggbert, his trusty Geo Metro steed), and supplemental correspondence for a while. He was hanging around western Albuquerque, and so we met for coffee and unnecessary calories at Flying Star. He's a bigger introvert than I am!
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The "retreat" is silent - Monticello, New Mexico
There are good reasons for a retreat to be silent, and I discovered three of them for myself: It gives you permission to be solitary. Although we arrived singly and in clumps, and we did socialize the night before the retreat began, when we were put on sile...
Although we arrived singly and in clumps, and we did socialize the night before the retreat began, when we were put on silence we dispersed. There didn't seem to be a plan, and we didn't talk about it ahead of time, but it happened. It gives you a chance to experience just how loud your ego can ...
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Springing forward - Truth or Consequences
Days lately are a pleasant blur of coffee with friends, breakfast with friends, lunch with friends, late lunch with friends, early-bird dinner with friends, and snacks and movies with friends.  Turtleback Mountain I lost some socks and a pair of jeans. I ga...
I lost some socks and a pair of jeans. I gave up on them, because I can't even remember whose houses I've been in so I can ask "Was I wearing jeans? Did I take them off?" So, I was excited when a friend told me I left stuff in a dresser. It was like a good shopping day, where I quickly picked up ...
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In front of Sun Gallery, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico My last blog post was in August, when I had just returned from a four-month West Coast solo RV trip. I commented at the end that I was going to return to my routine,...
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  • Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    2000 - 2011
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Datil, NM
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Truth or Consequences, NM - Flagstaff, AZ - Tucson, AZ - Trumansburg, NY - Lake City, FL - Jacksonville, FL - North Palm Beach, FL - Fernandina Beach, FL - Portsmouth, OH
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Trying on one place after another in my Prius RV.
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I live out of my 2004 Toyota Prius, "Spud." I've been living in a Fleetwood Bounder for two years, boondocking in Arizona and California with a partner. Now I'm solo. And preparing to explore New Mexico and beyond in my Prius "RV." 
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Le Canard, El Pato, l'anatra buona fortuna
We came through town in an RV and inquired about a used washer that we hoped would fit. We took measurements, but the height was within a centimeter or two, and we weren't sure it would work. We asked if we could try it in the RV (parked on the street a block away), and the owner said "no." This isn't a problem; business people can't always accommodate their potential customers. He was worried about scratches and dents ( the unit was already scratched and dented, because it was used). However, he was very rude and abrupt about it. We're outsiders, and it's possible that Blue Streak sells so many appliances that the owner has no need for courtesy. In that case, carry on, and best to you. We'll find exactly what we need down the road, from someone who doesn't mind being pleasant.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Ditch your big-box experience for Black Cat. Reasonably-priced used books and good selection. Good coffee with prices to shame Starbucks, and half a dozen charming places to sit and enjoy it. You won't feel awkward spending a couple of hours, because no one seems to mind. Rhonda will gladly help you or chat if you'd like, and she'll leave you to your thoughts otherwise.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Surly Resentful manager is surly and resentful. He will thank you not to trouble him with your electrical problems! Rudest counter help ever - he needs to stay in his office and pretend not to be at home if he doesn't have employee coverage. Finding no one around would have left a better impression than talking to this guy. I was referred by my mechanic, and then this guy bad-mouthed the referee. Said my mechanic didn't want to be bothered, so he fobs these jobs off on CAE. He didn't know what my job was.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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We've been here many times. Chris works hard to explain what's going on with your vehicle, and this is not a clip joint. He is happy to work with you to reduce costs on the repair (you find the part, for example), and we have always felt satisfied. So much better than a dealership. We were remarking today that their hours fill a niche for people who need to get their car in early so they can get to work. They open at 5:30 AM and hold "waiting" slots for people who will stay with their vehicle.
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