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Adoring Effort: The Work of Printmaker Julie Sola

Adoring Effort: The Work of Printmaker Julie Sola

By Brian D’Ambrosio The word “handmade” has evolved into an umbrella term used to describe the particular devotion paid to a wide variety of products and merchandise. In fact, there has been a resurgence of interest in goods and services appealing to the more...

Herbs and Spices Can Rescue Bland Food

Herbs and Spices Can Rescue Bland Food

By Eli Follick Herbs and spices began to speckle my plate when my doctor discovered I had elevated blood pressure and high sugar readings. Among other treatments, he advised me to reduce my sodium intake. While the idea of food without salt was difficult to digest,...

New Mexico in the Crosshairs

New Mexico in the Crosshairs

By Keli Holt On a snowy night in Washington D.C., in 1850, a knock startled Massachusetts Sen. Daniel Webster at home. Sen. Henry Clay stood outside. “The Union is in peril again,” he exclaimed. The two aging politicians agreed that President Zachary Taylor was not...

Senior Resources

Senior Resources

By Autumn Gray States that have attracted older retirees, such as New Mexico, Arizona, Florida, and South Carolina, have larger proportions of older residents, according to the Population Reference Bureau. However, among them, New Mexico is “aging” at an even faster...

Curiosity as Longevity: The Life of Bob Ebendorf

Curiosity as Longevity: The Life of Bob Ebendorf

By Brian D’Ambrosio As a child, Santa Fe artist Robert “Bob” Ebendorf hauled a little red wagon through the alleyways of Topeka, Kan., scrounging for junk and trash with intense satisfaction. Even though Kansas was designated as a “dry state” in the early to mid-...

Political Change Fueled America’s Expansion West

Political Change Fueled America’s Expansion West

By Keli Holt, Who is James K. Polk? So asked Henry Clay in the presidential election of 1844. Few outside of Tennessee had heard of Polk even though he had served as governor of that state and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. However, everyone knew...

Tech Challenged? Free Event to Help with Smart Phone, Computer Use

Tech Challenged? Free Event to Help with Smart Phone, Computer Use

By Tania Soussan The third annual 50+ Senior Tech Connect event promises to have it all — classes on how to avoid online scams, one-on-one tech help, prizes, and refreshments. Plus, it’s all available at no charge. The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....

The United States of Burr

The United States of Burr

By Keli Holt When most people think of Aaron Burr, they remember him as the killer of Alexander Hamilton during a duel in 1804. What is often forgotten about Thomas Jefferson’s infamous vice president is his attempt to carve an independent country out of the western...

Word of Mouth: Luthier Steve Davis

Word of Mouth: Luthier Steve Davis

By Brian D’Ambrosio At age 74, well-established commercial woodworker Steve Davis is an ascending talent in the state’s luthier scene. His years of swinging hammers and planting nails have unintentionally served as the ideal backdrop for synthesizing his love of...

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