Leaving New Mexico… not as easy as it could’ve been. And some thoughts on those who leave us. Simple advice: don’t stay too long at the fair.
A few hours in Branson, Colorado, a tiny village on the High Plains, and I connect with an extraordinary horsewoman and fellow-writer.
Baked baby Brussels sprouts made easy and tasty. Also, introducing Mussel Ridge Market in Spruce Head, and some random bits of insight and humor.
A repost, oldie but goodie: An introduction to the wild and weird spirit of northern New Mexico, and my favorite-ever black bean soup recipe.
Your top 16 favorite recipes from the last 2 1/4 years based on page views – from super simple to exhausting and grueling – and all of them on a rarefied, exalted plane of ultra-deliciousness. Dig in!
Billy was a friendly and outgoing kid, a visitor to one of our yard sales in Olympia. Then we had a look at the skin on his arms and legs.
A MoveOn petition encouraging Maine superdelegates to vote the will of the people… and release of my latest novel, STRING THEORIES, where —
A brilliant young Los Alamos physicist with amnesia meets a young woman on the run from her husband. She’s self-described “trailer trash” seeking Buddhist wisdom; he just wants to learn what happened to the first 23 years of his life. They meet by “accident,” but was it really?
A wild, adventurous love story of quantum physics and faith, playing out across the unruly cultural landscape of northern New Mexico and the Great Plains.
Why is Nebraska so cool? Especially the Panhandle. I try to find out, probing past a childhood fascination with the state. Maybe another dinner at Applebee’s will help me remember.
Recipe for a terrific real-Southwest tamale pie with a soft cheesy “crust” to feed four, and a few loose funny-ish ends. The kitchen smells soooo good when this is baking!
Having been in 49 states, I figured it’s time to rate them – for friendliness, prettiness, food, that sort of thing. Some of it’s in fun, but mostly I do mean what I say, and I hope I don’t offend more people than usual.