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A Stellar Experience

Friday, March 7th, 2008

I’m late posting a report about the 2008 Stellar Days and Nights weekend. I hope I can remember stories from two weeks ago. Dave, Noralyn, Hamish and I hit the road the morning of February 21, and despite a little detour in EspaƱola through the San Ildefonso Pueblo (“Dave, the shadows are wrong if we’re […]

Bare Necessities in Oooooooo-kla-homa!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

I just spent a whole weekend in Oklahoma City at an English country dance weekend. It was fantastic! My long-time dance friends know that this is a remarkable declaration. I failed to embrace English country dance for more than 20 years, and only in the last five years have I discovered its beauty, nuance, and […]

Wasatch Wiggle Report

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Imagine travelling 600 miles to a remote mountain resort outside Salt Lake City, Utah to be the guest caller at a dance weekend you’ve never attended. You’ll be working with a band you’ve never heard play and calling for dancers you’ve never seen dance. Will they know how to dance? Does the band know the […]

MayMadness 2006

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

You would think that on a one-hour, nonstop flight between Albuquerque and Phoenix, it would be difficult to lose a suitcase. Yet there I was on May 19, standing at the Southwest Lost Luggage desk, saying, “but my outfits and dance shoes are in that suitcase and I have to be on stage tonight.” A […]

Wilderness, Oh Boy!

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Many “small world” events populate my life. My past dogs me. Old beaus show up 2,000 miles from where they ought to be. Almost any random stranger on the streets of Albuquerque knows someone I know. The woman in the pool in Ouray, CO discusses an appellate tax case I worked on that went to […]

Bosque & Ruthie Report

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

I’m back from my Las Cruces trip to hear Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb in concert. The Bosque was mostly deserted. A few looky-loo humans with monster lenses, the usual two bald eagles stuck to the tree in the middle pond in the middle loop. I watch them and the black phoebes, kinglets, and assorted […]

Ruthie, Here I Come!

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

With almost daily reminders to ‘carpe diem’ while I’m alive and relatively healthy, I took the plunge and got a ticket to the Ruthie Foster/Eric Bibb concert in Las Cruces, New Mexico on February 2. They’ll also be in Albuquerque on February 4, but I’m calling a dance that night. I suggested to Hands Five […]

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