Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Say it Out Loud

"Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer."
-intro to a poem about English pronunciation. Read the whole thing here.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

En Route to Red River

Almost immediately after we saw this sign, I said: "Wow, I'd really like to see some bighorn sheep."
And then we did:

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Keep On Keeping On

"Simply defined, grit is a psychological trait that allows some people to work harder more frequently and to give up on tasks less frequently. In addition, gritty people tend to be single minded about their goals, are often obsessed with certain activities, and are more likely to persist in the face of struggle or failure." -interesting read on iRunFar.com. How do you rank on the "grit scale"?
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Run Write

"As with running, writing requires a 'training' method of sorts. Just lacing up the shoes and hitting the road without proper preparation invites injury and aggravation for runners; it makes sense then that sitting down to write without a plan can cause comparable aggravation." -from a blog post titled "What running taught me about writing."

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Leading Ladies

"At the time, I had no idea there was already a growing sport of snowshoe running and that specific snowshoes were being made for such. It was a much smaller sport back then, barely getting started. I felt like I'd stumbled onto a whole new frontier." -excerpt from my Q&A with amazing snowshoe racers Laurie Lambert and Ceal Walker on Snowshoe Magazine.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

High Desert Winds

"As of 6:35 a.m., wind gusts of 68 mph were being reported at Los Alamos Airport. Sustained winds of 47 mph were also recorded at that time." -news alert on the Los Alamos Monitor site yesterday.
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Sunday, January 22, 2012


As mentioned in the Telegraph; photo taken in New Mexico.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012


"You live it forward, but understand it backward." -Cutting for Stone
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Friday, January 20, 2012

The Big Guy in the Sky

This image was making the rounds online recently...
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Thursday, January 19, 2012


"...discover her loyalty, her willingness to stick with you no matter what, her willingness to raise your children, stick up for you in conversation, and, if you are lucky, even pick up your dirty socks now and then." -interesting read from the Huffington Post.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gone Wrong

At the Geronimo Springs Museum in Truth or Consequences, NM
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012


As seen in Santa Fe.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Always an Adventure

"And with this man, I saw, I wouldn't be tied down so much as tied together." -cute article from The New York Times.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Sounding My Age?

"Your voice says you're way too young to know who that is." -an elderly man at museum tells me about an old timey western band that will be playing in southeast NM this summer. He was right, because now I can't even remember the name of the group.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012


Starbucks barista: Where do you work?
Me: New Mexico Magazine
Barista: Is that the one with all the singles ads?
Me: Uh. No. We focus on history and culture.
Barista: Ah. Much more refined.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Style Watch

"Are you an East Coast girl? I can tell by the way you dress." -a comment from a coworker. Must've been the Brooks Brothers argyle sweater vest (don't see too many of those in New Mexico).
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Hot Drink

"If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you." -Gladstone, 1865

Definitely fall into the first category this winter...
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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Always Going

From the Writer's Almanac.
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Brown Pages

"I'm calling about a damaged book." -yeah I guess the library found out I spilled coffee on Anne of Green Gables. Oops.
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dashing through the Snow

"The first fall of snow is not only event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?" -J.B. Priestly. Racing in the Santa Fe Snowshoe Classic today!
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Friday, January 6, 2012

State Centennial

"Yet even with statehood, I'm not sure New Mexico was ever fully conquered or assimilated, and that's something I've always loved about this place. It's still very much its own land, at the crossroads of myriad cultures, where the desert meets the mountains meet the plains. Living here is probably the closest one can come to an expat experience in the Lower 48. We're in the United States, but not entirely of it." -author Hampton Sides wishes New Mexico a happy 100th birthday in the January issue of New Mexico Magazine (the Land of Enchantment became a state on this date in 1912).
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Thursday, January 5, 2012


"I didn't have a helmet, I didn't have any insurance and, let's see, I didn't have any driver's license and the bike didn't have any speedometer. The only moving violation I ever got in my life was speeding on that motorcycle...I went to traffic court and I think the fine was $10. In those days, that was a lot of money and I was real upset about it. There's no place where you get less for your money than traffic court." -reflections from a UVA alum who passed away on December 31 at the age of 105. He bought that motorcycle in 1928. What a long life!
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012


"How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said." -Victor Hugo

Two-year anniversary today xo
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Animal Truck

I don't know what the deal is, but I've seen these animals on the move around Santa Fe numerous times.
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year

Can you see the hope written all over his face? Happy 2012!

(photo taken in Santa Fe)
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