Not the long run I’d intended 2

Since moving to Shiprock, I’ve managed three runs of 20 miles. The first took me on what has become my standard route. I’d consider the irrigation canal road my new Central Park without the hills. My second long run was an accidental long run that saw me lost in the desert. My third long run ...

Adventures in Travel with Baby

Since moving to Shiprock we’ve had a lot of weekend getaways: a day trip to Mesa Verde National Park, a visit with a good friend to Santa Fe and Albuquerque, a weekend in Telluride, four days at Lake Powell. Through all these trips, little m has been a remarkable traveling companion. She’s held up well ...

Moment of the day 1

I try to keep my eyes open for one every day, some piece of the day to remember, something to store away. Sometimes it’s not easy. Days like today, when I spent most of seven hours literally driving in a very large circle–from Shiprock to Farmington to Durango to Cortez and back to Shiprock–when I’ve ...

Ten years in a lab and I still can’t kill a mouse

Last week I made arrangements for the facilities crew to build a wall dividing my garage in half. The wall would provide us with more interior storage space, as the extra room would be off the kitchen and we could consider it more “inside” than the garage area, reserved for such things as bicycles and ...

Remembrance

We drove into Farmington this afternoon, M and m and I. We stopped at Walmart to pick up a few extra bags of bark mulch and other supplies we’ll need to install the drip system in the front yard, and then we went to dinner at the Three Rivers Brewery. The food is decent there, ...

I knew I should have turned left at Albuquerque 2

I knew I should have turned left at Albuquerque
I was ten miles into what had been planned as a 14 mile run when the road I’d been following ended. I was at the top of a mesa looking over the edge at a road at least 200 feet almost directly below me. I pulled my phone out of my hydration pack and located ...