Tied to the Post
A strong, steady patriarch moves on
Papa Duke passed on Sunday. Our strong and steady patriarch has slipped away. Dad grew up fast and hard, which taught him how to survive and gifted him with a desire and determination to improve hi...
Jun 04, 2019 | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend
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My life as a leaf
A while ago, I was thumbing through an old issue of Southwestern Art magazine when I noticed an advertisement for a bronze sculpture. The sculpture looked interesting, so I paused for a closer look.
Dec 18, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 448 448 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thunderbolts and lightning
White hot bolts of lightning bee-bopped across the darkened horizon, as we topped out on the south side of Devil’s Canyon.
Jul 31, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 739 739 recommendations | email to a friend
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Of outlaws and outhouses
Once she hitched her wagon to Duke, Momma Rose kept ‘em coming fast and furiously. It was the middle 1950s, and Duke and Rose were newly wed. You know the routine, “First comes love, then comes mar...
Mar 13, 2018 | 0 0 comments | 718 718 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old ‘59  
Most Sunday mornings, I am the designated manager at Twin Rocks Café. That is my reward for not attending church.
Nov 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1162 1162 recommendations | email to a friend
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A root on me
It was a hot Saturday afternoon, and I was in the yard pulling, chopping, hoeing, and raking weeds.
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Rocks on your head
“You really don’t have to buy this rug if you don’t want to!” commented Edith Martin while she was showing Steve and I her weaving the other day.
May 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1464 1464 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our children don’t care about our stuff
One of the images that indelibly etched itself into my mind over the past 20 years is that of an old Woodie station wagon parked alongside a dirt back road leading to Shiprock, NM.
Oct 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1169 1169 recommendations | email to a friend
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On the lot
Most of the stories Steve and I share concern what goes on inside the Kokopelli doors of the trading post or the glass doors of the cafe.  Some of the most interesting and amusing people we see nev...
Sep 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1224 1224 recommendations | email to a friend
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A blessing
It was a late May afternoon at Twin Rocks Trading Post, and I was sitting in my office trying not to nod off. The last time I fell asleep at my desk the resulting crash raised a bump on my forehead...
Jun 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1216 1216 recommendations | email to a friend
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