Today is May 18, 2016. Normally in Northern New Mexico this is prime “fire time.” Hot, dry, windy– perfect weather for all sorts of little emergencies. Most of our fires, unlike the autumn fires in California, happen now– or used to. But not this year. I keep trying to put away the winter clothes and join the determined (and hardier) shorts and T-shirts crowd, but it’s … Continue reading The New Green Revolution
I celebrate Cinco de Mayo, May 5, as a lusty celebration of life, justice, and the victory of the common man, the paisano, over the despotic patron. In Mexico it commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. North Americans often mistake Cinco de Mayo for Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national … Continue reading Feliz Cinco de Mayo!