A Porch Lantern Vigil for 50 Dead

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I have all sorts of things I’d like to write about, but I can’t stop thinking about this morning’s shooting at the nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Maybe it’s because with 50 deaths so far and more than 50 injuries, it’s the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. Maybe it’s because this is the 133rd mass … Continue reading

Exploring ABQ on the Cheap

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Now that I’ve been in New Mexico for a few weeks, I’ve had a chance to explore the city of Albuquerque a little. Some highlights include: Watching a small group of Native Americans from a local tribe perform several dances in Old Town Watching multiple Independence Day fireworks shows during a lightning storm Attending the … Continue reading

A Transient Life in Albuquerque

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I’m writing to you from Albuquerque! I’m living in an extended stay hotel, the kind with a kitchen and extra living space. My cat, Zeus, has spent the better part of the past two days under the bed, so he’s adjusting. As far as the flight from California to New Mexico goes, I’m happy to … Continue reading

Prepping a Big-Boned Cat for the Big Move

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Preparations are officially under way for our semi-epic move from California to New Mexico, and I think I may be in denial about just how soon our move actually is because I’m mysteriously calm. But here it is, we’re semi-packed, still need to buy plane tickets, and I have a very, very cantankerous cat to … Continue reading

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

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I’m pleased to say that the title of this posting does not in fact imply that I’ve recently had a near-death experience nor do I have plans to die anytime soon. But I am moving onto a better place, and it’s all so new and exciting that I haven’t yet fully accepted these major life … Continue reading

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