I live in the land of enchantment which is New Mexico. We are recent arrivals in Las Cruces which is far to the south, about forty miles north of El Paso. The high desert is beautiful and the mountains provide constant enjoyment. I live in the foothills of the Organ Mountains in the Chichuahuan desert which extends deep into Mexico.
I’m a housewife, my husband and I both retiring early. He is called the Contrarian here since he loves to be provocative. We are retired and have been since age 45. We met and married in 1999. I was from Connecticut, originally from Michigan. Parker, my husband was a life-long resident of Iowa, but for a stint in the army during the Vietnam war.
We garden, and I love to cook. I love flowers and other nature and enjoy some photography from time to time. I’ll be posting pictures on this particular page of the pets and other things that I want to memorialize.
I craft a bit, mostly quilting and knitting and crochet. But I enjoy trying other news things and have done some beading as well. I love to read and have very eclectic tastes. As you see reflected in the categories and link categories, I read a large variety of things. Much is non-fiction but I do like literature as well.
I am a life-long Democrat, bordering on anarchist, a Catholic by conversion in 1993, and a near nun. I am passionate about my faith journey. I question, explore and constantly read a wide variety of things. Everything helps me to see God more clearly I believe. I love theology and biblical study. I am decidedly a progressive in my Church. I love art, and I occasionally paint myself, though I can’t draw at all. I play with color, which is something I find breathtaking in nature.
I sometimes meditate, though I’ve gotten away from it lately. I walk our dog Diego six days a week for an hour. I swim three days a week at the city pool. My husband and I talk all day long, at least it seems so, and we agree in general on most things, but can have some lively conversations on a few topics. We generally agree about politics. He is better read than I and to tell the truth, smarter. He beats me at Jeopardy regularly.
I am a voice that cries out from the foothills, and like John, I seek to preach, but not about salvation, although it is salvation of a sort. I seek to express the truth as I see on the issues of the day, and hopefully encourage you to speak out too and to become active in curing the ills of our world. From poverty, to racism, sexism, genderism, and climate change–from the increasing stranglehold of big business on our government to the plight of those other beings who share this planet with us, I am a voice.
Surely I will not always be right, but I will be always be trying to be right. Let us reason together for the sake of us all.
Hope you enjoy my blog and I hope you will become a regular visitor.