Dwelling in the Planned and Unplanned

In the last two weeks I traveled my way through 7 states, 5 beds, 4 time zones, 4 cars, and 1 airplane. Oddly enough, my travels are only beginning. New Mexico trickled out a goodbye rain, Arizona was smoldering, San Diego's temperate rays remained constant, Chicago was heavy with damp air, Michigan emptied the dampness … Continue reading Dwelling in the Planned and Unplanned

Where Mountains and Desert Converge

Yesterday I wrote about the city of Albuquerque in all its idiosyncratic glory. Today, I want to share my favorite part of the city: it's outdoor landscape and activities. On an early Saturday morning, the drive across Tramway Boulevard is still in the shade as the sun rises behind the Sandia mountains. Sandia, the Spanish … Continue reading Where Mountains and Desert Converge

New Mexico Recap: The City of Albuquerque

Two main highways create a cross section of Albuquerque's four quadrants. It oddly mirrors New Mexico's state flag--a red circle with four groups of four rays that represent the four cardinal directions, four seasons, stages of the day, and stages of life itself. However, the 25, North and South, and the 40, East and West, … Continue reading New Mexico Recap: The City of Albuquerque