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    The last few nights after I’ve come home from work, I’ve found myself viewing YouTube videos on photography. I find myself perplexed by this photography thing. Here I have this fine piece of equipment called a camera which has the power to create some unique and remarkable images, and to use it to do...

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    Last Harvest 2017

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    I did a last harvest of the chile plants tonight. It seemed like the right time. I imagine the plants could have kept going and growing their green little fruits for a little while yet, but a few of them have looked stressed the last few days, and the plant closest to the back...

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    The Tinkerer

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    On the edge of town, near the fallow gulch, the tinkerer walked the row by night, a shadow amidst the moistness and moonbeams, seeking scrap and shard. His eyes strained to find the lost things, the broken items, the discarded debris, marred mementos from better days, from happier hearts, from livelier loves, from healthier...

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    Hillerman: His Story

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    What makes up how a person comes to think and live? Always an interesting question to consider. I picked up a copy of Tony Hillerman’s memoir, “Seldom Disappointed”, on CD this afternoon from the downtown library. I’ve really come to appreciate books on CD, as you are a captive audience spending that 20 minutes...

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    The Day

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    My day was pretty basic. I enjoyed church late this morning, which came with Communion. I went with my sister and mom to the art show at the Manuel Lujan building at the fairgrounds this afternoon. It was relaxing. I went to the store to pick up snacks after that for… A 5 hour...

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    The Capricious Nature of Good

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    This afternoon, I went to go see the new film starring Denzel Washington called “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Not to give too much away of the movie, the film’s story is about a lawyer who, having spent 30 years in the background doing most of the research for his partner’s appearances as a public...

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    The Horn

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    Last night, at the conclusion of Thanksgiving evening and an enjoyable evening with family when I was gathering my things to leave my parents’ house, my mom reminded me that my old trumpet was waiting for me in the entry way. My old trumpet. In some ways, it was the family trumpet. My brother...

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    Perfect Life

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    I’m gonna live in a big white house With a big backyard and a picket fence And I’m gonna have a beautiful wife ‘Cause I’m gonna live the perfect life No, not for me… I say oh no- it’s not for me… No, not for me… I say oh no- it’s not for me…...

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    Elmer and Lemmie

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    When Elmer Perch was seven, he and his good ole uncle with a dagger heart forearm tattoo went for a backcountry drive, and then a walk, and his Uncle Lemmie challenged him to a stick throwing contest. Uncle Lemmie was a giant man with a large beer belly, but when he was younger, Lemmie...

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    Holding On and Hanging In

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    Nobody likes to sit in a collapsing house. Or on a plummeting plane. Or over a bankrupted business. Or in a foxhole under fire. That’s why there is “practical thinking.” Good happens, but bad still happens too. You try to plan to alleviate or avoid the bad. But it still happens. Cars crash. Cancer...

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