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Desert Monsoon

A Desert in Full Bloom After Summer Monsoon I thought monsoon season occurred in India, but we have one here in the New Mexico desert. We've had days of thick humidity blown around by warm winds and followed by long soaking rains. The flowers seem to...

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What’s the Best Hiking Boot?

I admit it - I'm a sucker for outdoor technical gear. I especially love hiking boots. Right now I have three pair, all for different kinds of terrain, and I'm pretty sure it's not quite enough. I choose them for ...

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Step AWAY From That Pot of Posole, NOW!

Don't Mess With the Hostess and Her Posole Check out this article in the Las Cruces Sun-News. A short reminder that we all love our moms but should not make assumptions when it comes to their tolerance levels. Happy Mother's Day, all. Charges Dismissed Against NM Man...

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Why Make Time to Exercise?

Simple - it makes me feel good. Always has, ever since I was a kid. My three sisters and I couldn't be more different when it comes to exercising. I've jogged, stretched, skated, biked, kettle belled, race walked, and chased myself around the world. All...

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Drink Coffee to Improve Your Fitness Plan

When All Else Fails, Drink Coffee and Get Moving In honor of National Coffee Day today, I'm sharing this useful post on all the benefits of caffeine for exercise and fitness performance...

Desert Morning in Las Cruces

Here’s a quick peek at what I found on my morning desert walk in Las Cruces today. Before we moved to the Southwest, I envisioned it as being brown and largely barren of plant life – okay, maybe a few cactus. I’m always surprised when I...

High Desert in Bloom

When I first moved to New Mexico, I expected the desert to be a dead place, a palette of browns with few plants to bring it to life. Couldn't have been more wrong. Here's the view from my backyard in Las Cruces:...