Rolling Stones of Broken Beliefs

( Originally posted to my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com, November 21, 2011) I live within walking distance of DeVargas Center on the north side of town. Two or three times a week I’ll walk by the mall, or to the mall, depending on my needs or curiosities. Yesterday my curiosities led me …

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Learning is for Noobs

(Originally posted to my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com, September 12, 2011) I first heard the term “Internet” at a Halloween party in 1993. An attractive friend of a co-worker, cutely disguised as the Cat in the Hat, mentioned that she was writing her Masters thesis in Computer Science about “how to access …

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Adherence to Appearance

(Originally posted to my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com, September 12, 2011) Two decades ago, I took a “self-improvement” seminar in Dallas. The seminar leader, an out-of-towner, commented in the beginning that, “I’ve heard Dallas is all about looking good.” I recalled that observation last week while I was reading about the year-long …

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What a Marriage a Difference Makes

(Posted to my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com, September 1, 2011) I met Marisa when she enrolled in my general semantics class at TCU (Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX) in January 2007. After she graduated that spring, she worked for me at a nonprofit organization I managed. She became friends with …

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Indian Market: Why this and not that?

Originally posted at my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com (8.22.11) Yesterday I sauntered down to town to stroll through my third Indian Market. I’m a looker, not a buyer or collector, so my eye is less critical and less easily captured. If pressed to honesty, I’d have to admit I’m there for the …

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From Ciao to Chuy’s in 24 Hours

August 2001 There travels a young rebel named Jack On the road, packing only a sack. No one knows his location Save one friend in the nation, So send mail to Jack, care o’ Wack. (Van Horn, TX)   Pulled into town about 1:30pm, after leaving Phoenix at 3:15am. Terrific clear sky star scenery. Decided not …

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The Local Community Hospital Game

This laments the loss of Santa Fe’s only hospital, St. Vincent Hospital, to the CHRISTUS chain of corporate hospitals. (2:32)

The Cross that Came Before

This was originally posted on my “From Here to Discernity” blog at SantaFe.com (submitted July 23, 2011). I’m not proud to admit that I live on the computer. Every day, I create, modify, copy, move, and otherwise manipulate dozens, if not hundreds, of many different types of computer files. It’s a storage, backup, and configuration management …

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The Only Game in Town

This video illustrates how CHRISTUS St. Vincent has become “the only game in town” when it comes to health care in Santa Fe. (4:04)

8 Passages for Uncertain Career Journeys

My friend and former career adviser Helen Harkness was asked to edit a special edition of a journal for career development professionals in 2010. She invited me to submit an article/essay, which was accepted. The theme of the special edition was Mid Life Career Crisis: How chaos theory and positive psychology can help. The edition …

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Visualizing America’s Manifest Destiny

The following video was created in response to issues raised in my research prospectus, Muraling Myths: Concerning the Kenneth Adams Murals in Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico. (4:04) As of 14 Nov 2020, this video is temporarily unavailable due to webhost migration. Please check back soon.

Signs of My Time 10.30.10

A compilation of signs observed at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C. on 10.30.10. (3:00) As of 14 Nov 2020, this video is temporarily unavailable due to webhost migration. Please check back soon.

The Hard Rain Project

I stumbled upon this traveling display in Santa Fe in May 2010. Powerful images to the lyrics of Bob Dylan. (7:14) See the Hard Rain Project for more. As of 14 Nov 2020, this video is temporarily unavailable due to webhost migration. Please check back soon.

A Nonconforming Easter Homily

U2, Martin Luther King, and “Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (5:59) As of 14 Nov 2020, this video is temporarily unavailable due to webhost migration. Please check back soon.

How Many Ancestors?

Have you ever stopped to think about how many individuals it took to create you? (2:50)