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“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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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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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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Let it snow

  Snow is water, too. Here in the high desert where I dwell, we pray all winter for it to come, knowing that the amount of its runoff will determine our nearness to or distance from drought for the rest … Continue reading

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Are you numinous yet?

  According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the word numinous is an adjective derived from the Latin numin-, numen (1647) and means: 1 : SUPERNATURAL, MYSTERIOUS 2 : filled with a sense of the presence of divinity  : HOLY 3 : appealing … Continue reading

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