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Un Poquito Mas

The cliffs around Abiquiu are among the scenic highlights of U.S. 84 north of Santa Fe, where, an L.A. Times writer says, you might fall into a “road-trip trance.” (Albuquerque Journal File Photo)

When driving to Durango, look for the mud huts

Just in the interest of accuracy, Santa Fe and northern New Mexico should issue news alerts on a regular basis that broadcast this basic fact – not every rectangular, flat-roofed building with brown or tan stucco is “adobe.”

Sandra Ramos O‘Briant’s book provides a female view of the Mexican-American War.

Growing up ’50-50′ in Santa Fe

Novelist Sandra Ramos O’Briant, in an article posted on the Huffington Post’s Latino Voices section, weighs in on growing up in Santa Fe “50/50″ – Anglo and Hispanic.

Theo Raven with Chablis, Judith Newton’s assistance dog.

Two local nonprofits celebrate 20 years

Two venerable Santa Fe nonprofits – Assistance Dogs of the West and the National Dance Institute – are proudly and happily celebrating their 20th anniversaries.

Mayor Javier Gonzales is getting national press for being part of a wave of newly elected liberal mayors. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Mayor Gonzales and the progressive wave

So far, Mayor Javier Gonzales’ two major proposals since becoming mayor are his “People to the Plaza” plan to close Santa Fe’s historic central space to vehicle traffic and a measure to increase fines for talking or texting on cell phones while driving.

The next time you’re on the Plaza, try to detect the “cusp of wet grass and adobe mud” that lingers on the tongue. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Adjective madness

Getting away from politics, author Jill Domschot of Soccoro recently put up an amusing blog post about, or at least inspired by, Santa Fe.