Category Archives: environment

Chacoan Culture – Archeoastronomy

Archeoastronomy is the study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations. The meanings of the sky vary from culture to culture. The sun, moon and stars above  mattered to our ancient ancestors. The … Continue reading

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B&W ART Montage

Water Woes Those of you who have known me for awhile, know of my appreciation for Surrealist Art. Surrealism uses visual imagery from the subconscious mind to spur the imagination. The art is a juxtaposition of two or more distant … Continue reading

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From Fleece to Skein

A Visit to the Mora Valley Spinning Mill and How Yarn Is Made. Location: Mora, New Mexico The textile industry is the world’s oldest branch of manufacturing for consumer goods. Over recent years, however, there has been growing concern about … Continue reading

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Donde Viven Alpaca

Location: Victory Ranch – Mora, New Mexico   About ten miles from my home the Lower Farm is a herd of alpaca. Horses, cattle or even sheep may come to mind when thinking about livestock in New Mexico but in … Continue reading

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retreat releases stress

Two week retreat at the Lower Farm – a review “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”  – Albert Camus [The Minotaur] At the Lower Farm there is no TV, no radio, … Continue reading

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A peek over the Pololū Valley

Big Island, Hawai’i. coordinates: 20°9′3″ N, 155°44′39″ W On the North Kohala peninsula past the quaint towns of Hawi and Kapa’au, after about 8 miles of lush, winding road Highway 270 dead ends at the overlook of Pololū Valley. The Pololū Valley … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Voyaging

Navigating the World They sail with no charts or instruments. No timepiece. No compass. They navigate as their ancestors did, guided by a world of natural signs—the arcing stars, sun, and moon; the signs of direction in swell and wind … Continue reading

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