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People of New Mexico

Almost a decade ago, a New Mexico-based chemistry teacher with terminal lung cancer devised malicious plans to secure the future well-being of his family by producing mass quantities of meth. Of course, this was all fiction.   He mastered great feats—failed many in the process—and made an audience question their loyalty …
Accomplish Any Goal in New Mexico

Setting, planning, and striving to accomplish any  goal in New Mexico is a great way to feel fulfilled and focused on something that you really want. Achieving your most challenging and desired ambitions comes with a unique sense of accomplishment and pride that you don’t often find. With the right …
Give Thanks

It’s an old community and family tradition to name and give thanks for something that you’re grateful for on Thanksgiving. The idea is to give it some thought, share it with others, and take time to truly appreciate what you have and love. Even if you’re having a stressful day, …

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days in New Mexico and throughout the US. You can find excellent deals with a range of ads and campaigns going on for the occasion. Most people don’t give too much thought to where they’re going to spend their money, beyond …
New Mexico in Black and White

New Mexico has been alive with fall colors; but lately, we’ve all been seeing New Mexico in black and white. We get to see through the eyes of ordinary people, our friends, family, and colleagues, a unique peek at the peripheral lives of New Mexicans. The Black and White Challenge …
New Mexicans at the Las Vegas Shooting

Throughout the United States, the first week of October has been traumatic and emotional. There were tens of thousands of people from all over the country, with many New Mexicans at the Las Vegas shooting. This horror took place during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday night, October 1. …

For the first-timer, it’s unlike anything one would expect. Walking into Historic Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe seemed idyllically quiet. Vendors and security officers lined the outskirts of a scarcely populated park. The soft aroma of fried carnival food lingered in the air. In the far distance, on a …
disaster relief

This year has been pretty rough for the United States. There have been wildfires in California, Oregon, Washington, and Montana. Some of the largest hurricanes in history have hit Texas and Florida. We recently told you how New Mexico can help Houston, but New Mexico is doing much more than …

It wasn’t the first time I’d stood in front of an O’Keeffe painting.  There was the one at the Panhandle Plains Museum in Canyon, Texas and of course all those at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.  This one, at the Harwood Museum in Taos, seemed special though. 1929. …

We were a group of writers at a University of New Mexico workshop in Santa Fe.  Ten of us poured over xerox copies and computers; the workshop leader, a faint redhead who looked vaguely like a recreational hiker–khaki shorts and pale checked shirt–shared our reading of the day: “Raptorous” by …