Category Archives: History

Get well soon, Ragi!

Today at around 2 p.m.; Ragi – my brewing partner and friend for over 35 years (seen here wearing a really ugly shirt and complaining about something) was wheeled into an operating room and got himself a new pair of … Continue reading

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Trip to the Pecos 4_18_23

I traveled up to the Pecos River to see how it was running after this year’s ample snowfall. It was fast and high but not flooding like other rivers in Northern New Mexico have been. Along the way, I stopped … Continue reading

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Salinas Pueblo Missions 4_17_23

Because the winds were forecast to blow upwards of 60 mph on my birthday, we decided to visit a new place earlier in the week. The missions at the pueblos of Quarai and Abó (near Manzano, NM) were built in … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 11_11_22

By John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,    That mark our place; and in the sky    The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt … Continue reading

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Anniversary hike 10_10_22

To celebrate our anniversary, we tried going up to our favorite Fall color viewing spot in the Ski Basin. Sadly, a paving project turned the road into a parking lot. So we changed plans and visited the Santa Fe Canyon … Continue reading

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July 28, 1974

48 (ulp) years ago, my older brother’s date canceled and he decided to take me along to my very first ever real rock concert. The acts were Jesse Colin Young, the Beach Boys and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. I … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

Here’s to all the Dad’s who gave their kids military buzzcuts!

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Memorial Day 2022

Dad conducting a class at the Naval base in Port Huenemie, CA, circa 1953. After his stint in the South Pacific during WWII, Dad was an instructor during the Korean War. While we celebrate those who gave their lives, don’t … Continue reading

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Thoughts & Prayers

A collection of Republicans (and a couple of Democrats) who will be very, very concerned about this latest, tragic mass shooting of school children. Click photos for details.

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Critical Race Theory

The photo below is of the Memphis garbage collector’s strike in April, 1968. Dr. King’s last speech was at a rally in support of their cause. He was murdered the next day. The same epithets and paranoia they faced in … Continue reading

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