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Out and About in Las Vegas

August 7, 2016

A tiny overview of the 2016 Places With a Past Tour in pictures, with a comment or two… NOTE: Apologies to readers. My first post of this was weird in ways I can’t explain, so I took it down, not realizing there would be a post with links to the “site that is no more”…. Read More ›

Speakers to Share Santa Fe Trail Stories

The photo to the right depicts an 1870’s stone walkway from the enlisted barracks to the hospital at the third Fort Union. The walkway has steps that lead into and out of the ruts of the Santa Fe Trail. From the National Park Service website. These may be ruts in a roadway, and interesting to… Read More ›

City of Las Vegas Museum and Rough Rider Memorial

Las Vegas, NM: A Destination Vacation

I love New Mexico, from its mountains in the north to its deserts in the south. I love the mix of cultures and variety of recreational and cultural activities. In Las Vegas, New Mexico we have our share of fun and educational activities all through the year. Among our assets are a museum that has… Read More ›


Q&A With Charlotte Moore: Renovation of Dick’s and Serf Theater a True Labor of Love

Q. Dick’s has undergone major changes in the past several years. What prompted you and Jonathan to invest in your business and the community in this way? A. Dick’s has been a premier destination for many years, and we are committed to maintaining our reputation as one of the gems that our stunning city has… Read More ›


The Music of Now

Who are you and where do you think you’re going? What drives the truck and fuels the tank of your knowing? In you I see a light so brightly aflame and burning, Seeking wisdom, courage, always bright, always yearning. For just a little awhile, turn off your mind, be at rest. Sit beside the stream… Read More ›

Abbey and the Tree

Tree says, “Thank You!”

I took a foto of our tree on 9/13/14 and at the time I felt moved to add a quote from Ed Abbey.  Actually the quote came first — I don’t remember from where now but it hit home for me.  Then I went on my walk that afternoon and passed this wonderful tree and… Read More ›

Ruth Mares

And the winner is…

Thank you Ruth Mares, for subscribing to One Roof Publishing and congratulations on winning a free copy of “Finding Family.” I didn’t reach my goal of 100, but I did get new subscribers so it was worth the effort. With that in mind, I am extending the offer. Become a subscriber by the end of… Read More ›

Fading Flowers of Fall

Fabulous Fall!

Fall is absolutely, positively my favorite time of year. I love the brisk chill of a windy day, the tumble of leaves from the trees, colors so stunning they bring tears to my eyes, and the amazing aromas of green chile roasting and cornbread baking in the oven. I love harvest soup, pinto beans and red… Read More ›

Meredith's Work

Britt Realism: Nothing is as it seems

My friend Meredith Britt is among the artists taking part in the Second Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibition at Kennedy Hall on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University. The show will be up beginning Sept. 6 and run through Oct. 16, with the reception to be held from 4-7 p.m. on opening day. Meredith… Read More ›

Happy Face

A walk in the park

These are a few snapshots from the People’s Faire. It was a perfect day. There were many booths and lots of bargains. The atmosphere was relaxing and interesting. As usual I saw lots of folks I hadn’t seen in a while so it was worth its weight in gold to reconnect. A couple of young… Read More ›

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