New Mexico Photos

The wife and I just returned from a fabulous trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I’ve posted a few pictures of our journey on the photos page.

Goals 1

The 10K is a great distance: far enough to be a long distance race yet short enough that one can run with a lot of speed without feeling like death afterwards. The world record for the 10K is held by Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopa, who ran on a track in Belgium on 26 August 2005 ...

Justice

[J]ustice is a judgement that is both fair and forgiving. Justice is not done until everyone is satisfied, even those who offend us and must be punished by us…[J]ustice is not only the way we punish those who do wrong. It is also the way we try to save them. From Shantaram, by Gregory David ...

Blake’s Lotaburger 1

Blake's Lotaburger
Blake’s is the quintessential hamburger. They’ve been making the best hamburger since 1952. The one catch: you gotta go to New Mexico to enjoy one. I heard a rumor that they weren’t the same, that Blake’s had been bought out and the food had changed. Well, I ate one today, and I can tell you ...

Charles Bukowski Quote

From Ham on Rye: [T]he only time most people think about injustice is when it happens to them. (198)

The Mezzanine

Nicholson Baker is hard to sum. This is the first of his novels I’ve read, but it’s certainly gotten me interested in reading more. The novel is basically about a man who rides an escalator from the ground floor to the mezzanine in his office building during his lunch hour, after having gone to CVS ...

Airplane Travel

Airplane travel sucks. You are crammed into a center seat between your wife and a complete stranger with a computer on your lap. The screen is black, just a few green letters lighting the way. There are televisions all around, because we live in an age when no one can sit in a seat for ...

Dorian Gray

I’ve heard a lot about this book over the years, listened to many old radio dramatizations. None of what I read or heard prepared me for the real thing. Oscar Wilde’s only novel is a not so subtle dig at ‘high’ society and the nature of art itself. In a forward written when the novel ...

Entering New Hampshire

Entering New Hampshire
I didn’t take the time to stop and get a photo, but I did find this one on the web. The first rest area upon entering New Hampshire has the obligatory parking lot and “Safety Rest Stop.” Oh, and a liquor store. On the interstate. Got to love a state that sells liquor on the ...

Photos

I posted a few pictures I took of some closed businesses at the Ocean City, NJ, boardwalk.