Broken

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When Bruce came in this morning he showed me a photo of this spoon and syringe he saw in the alley behind the office. The alley is very busy with pedestrian and vehicular traffic, but when I left this afternoon, the spoon and syringe were still there, unmoved, like a broken cross.

 

Marble

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Hey Marble. You’re a pretty kitty.
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“Your making me blush!”
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“How’s my silly look?”
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“‘Ay! Ay! Matey’ How’s my pirate face?”
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“Aaarrrr”
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“Take that you scurvy dog, scallywagin’ bilge rat!
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“Mmmm! That bilge rat was kind of tasty.”
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“Here birdie birdie.”
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“What are you looking at pesky paparazzo?”

Like Chocolate like Coffee

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We went to the Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest this afternoon. It was very crowded, very noisy, but interesting to see the coffee roasters and chocolatiers in New Mexico together. There were a lot of other vendors selling beer, wine, salsas, pastries, jams and jellies, jewelry, hats, T-shirts and various fast foods. There were also painting and baking classes, a barn turned into a playground for children, and a stage with a so so country band that played a set while we were walking around. There was a “Ted Talk” like presentation on indigenous use of cocoa and honey going on while we were there, also. I have only included photos of a few of the coffee roasters and chocolatiers.

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VM had a excellent booth. I had some printing done at The Village Print Shop on Friday, and they were printing the T-shirts for VM Coffee.
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When Theobroma had a little shop downtown, we used to get chocolate there. Theobroma chocolate is super.

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ChocGlitz & Cream did have a shiny glitzy look about them.
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I wanted to get a full shot of the cow skull, but there were too many people crowded around it, and they were in no hurry to move.
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Cocoa and Honey talk
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All kinds of chocolate covered caramel apples.
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Coffee bean whisperers
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The Art of Chocolate’s chocolates were very fancy and very good looking.
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New Mexico PiƱon Coffee is Laurie’s favorite coffee.

Go North, Young Cranes

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The cranes that stayed in Corrales over the winter have flown north. Now we are seeing some of the stragglers flying north from areas further south. Every once in a while a group of cranes will circle over our house to gain altitude before continuing north. Cranes that fly in close to sunset roost along the Rio Grande before they continue their journey north at sunrise.

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