Tag Archives: New Mexico

“Under me, rivers ran…”

The Standard Oil heiress, arts patron and fashion icon Millicent Rogers left behind a life of East Coast high society to settle in a rustic adobe home in Taos, New Mexico, in 1947. The following is an excerpt from a … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Nancy Ryan

Up Steps Before I knew this mesa. This cusp, This baked potato skin earth, Cracked from working, dust smooth from hard winters There was water, abundance, a natural migration of animals. The rabbit cheeked seed slowly, the snake lazed on … Continue reading

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Calling all water artists!

This call for submissions from The Blue Rock Review, an annual journal about the creative process, was right up our waterway. WATER A Call for Submissions The Blue Rock Review, Volume 7 Think of a long journey over water. No land in … Continue reading

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Watering the desert

I have lived in the high desert town of Taos, New Mexico, since 2005, during which time (I am told) we have been in a drought. I found the town’s newly passed ordinance, excerpted below and outlining water conservation rules … Continue reading

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Calling all devas!

Last week, in response to the ongoing, uncontained Wallow fire in Arizona, a call went out for humans to collaborate with the devas of the earth, fire, air and water to help contain the blazes. The word devas comes from the … Continue reading

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Gone fishin’

A dear water-sister has come to visit me in El Templo de las Sirenas del Desierto (the Temple of the Sirens of the Desert). She swam all the way from California to New Mexico, through miles of desert sands and mountain … Continue reading

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Guest artist: E.A. “Tony” Mares

Otowi Bridge You see the swift current here and know there is white water all the way down to Cochiti dam twenty four miles away. You’ve crossed the Rio Grande at the Otowi Bridge. Look to your right and you’ll … Continue reading

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Meetings of the waters

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For centuries humans have recognized the special energies present at the places on the earth where different bodies of water meet and join. Shrines are built in these locations, ceremonies held, healings requested, offerings given and received. Here in northern … Continue reading

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The snowtrees of Helene Wurlitzer

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These snowtrees were my companions, my protectors and my teachers during what for me was a very important winter, in 2007-08. I had just spent most of a year living among ex-patriats and native Kachiquel Mayans in a village on … Continue reading

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