Touching Greatness

A few years back we introduced our kids to Elton John. They  love his music, so when we found out he’d be in Albuquerque, they begged us to go. Being the amazing parents that we are (you could also call us pushovers) we bought tickets for all 6 of us. But being also, at least sometimes,…

Labor Day Labor

I’m working this US Labor Day, but since I work from home, I can take breaks from my laptop to work on this other kind of labor throughout the day: We just recently got rid of our chickens and the coop has about a foot of packed down hay and poop and food scraps and who…

Prepping for the Long Walk

In prep for our upcoming Long Walk we did a 10.53 miler. Got childcare, the weather was fantastic, planned a route, and off we went. We were an hour in when we saw this: That’s a massive storm cloud across the valley, approaching our location, in case you’re not sure what you’re looking at. About…

Sunset on the Sandias

Sunday night we drove up to the Sandia Crest (for those of you not from Albuquerque, that’s the top most point of the mountains on the east edge of town) to watch the sunset. There’s a great viewing area and tons of great trails. But on Sunday we were not there for hiking, just sunset watching.…

Who, What, and Why?

My two youngest kids woke up too early this morning. Maybe the rare sound of rain on the roof woke them up. We don’t hear that very often in the high desert. In any case, they piled into bed with me and in the course of our early morning half asleep chatter someone said something…