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    Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    It has been a while since I shared an old hotel dispatch from the road.   Here in the high desert of New Mexico, June is our hottest month and the only time when we get temperatures of around 100 degrees. That’s a good reason to head to a cooler loca
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    Wednesday, 12 July 2017

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am priveleged to occasionally witness these little domestic dramas as they play out in my backyard. This is my local Scaled Quail family.  Body language tells a lot of what is going on.... Him: Well, looks like your chicks are in the bushes agai
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    Friday, 23 June 2017

    KEN8 (2)  What I know of you for certain is only what’s recorded on your tombstone and two grainy old photographs. Certainly, you were once a girl. A wife. A mother. You were a survivor of interesting times. Of Huguenot stock. You knew duty. Did you know lo
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    Monday, 01 May 2017

    Three joyful black Crows aloft on the April breeze laugh at Earthbound men.   Consumed by spring chores, I’m the target of their fun. I ignore their taunts.   Puzzled now – they come close; Perched on the rooftop – watching with conspiring
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    Saturday, 15 April 2017

    582_1609 abo  For good or ill, they left their mark. Rich in their vow of poverty; at least by local standards. They had their cigars and their chocolate. They had their music and their books. They had their Faith. They had untold riches in willing backs and

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Ken Hartke In Praise of Old Hotels – Taos and Leadville
21 July 2017
The road is always calling... I'm debating with myself about driving up into Wyoming for the solar e...
Stephen Evans In Praise of Old Hotels – Taos and Leadville
20 July 2017
I so enjoy these - they make me want to hit the road!
Ken Hartke In Praise of Old Hotels – Taos and Leadville
20 July 2017
I'm glad you liked it. I enjoy visiting these authentic old places and appreciate the effort to kee...
Katherine Gregor In Praise of Old Hotels – Taos and Leadville
20 July 2017
I so enjoy your descriptions of various hotels! Each has its distinctive personality. I have fond m...
Stephen Evans The Poem I would have Writ
14 July 2017
Maybe it is an excuse though I tend to read is more as frustration with the choice between being in...

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