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Belfast Is Now the City I’d Move To

I’m a city girl, even though I live in a tiny town, and Taos is about as tiny as it gets with 7,000 people in the town proper.

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Turns Out Face Bacon is a Thing

Sorry I missed posting last week – personal life (or just life, I suppose) has been a bit challenging lately, but nothing I can’t handle. Here are some more memorable moments from New Orleans:

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Making Apologies at the Buckhorn Exchange in Denver

I was just in Denver visiting the lovely and talented Garrett Hacking, and the first thing he wanted to do was check out The Buckhorn Exchange, a bar and steakhouse that opened in Denver in 1893. It’s not only the oldest restaurant in Colorado, it got the very first liquor license there about 25 years later. (The restaurant has since been designated a National Historical […]

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I Couldn’t Even Put Its Name In The Title

Let’s get the giggling out of the way right now, shall we? Say it with me: Dingle, Dingle, Dingle. Feel better? One more, just in case. I’ll wait. Okay. It’s a relief you can’t hear me giggle every time I type it, because then there’d be no denying my inner 12-year-old.

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Dublin: Where I Didn’t Kill Us

We flew in and out of Dublin, so we spent one night at each end of our trip at the Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel. I’m not a big fan of giant chains, but I have to say, Paris Hilton’s family got it right. We had a beautiful room and excellent service for not a ton of money. Also, since it was close to the airport […]

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Face it, the Holidays Are About Decadence

‘Tis the season for shopping, drinking, and eating, and here are some of my favorites for all three in Tucson. (Anna, my dear friend and Tucson local, was my tour guide.)

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Looking for Happiness in Lubbock

One of my favorite bands is Thrift Store Cowboys from Lubbock. Listening to their songs I pictured a quaint Texas town with serious but sweet cowboys, rolling tumbleweeds, and sprawling farms. What I got was strip malls, aggressive drivers, and McMansions.

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What’s funny to Texans?

Apparently bodily functions, alcoholism, obesity, and racism. I know! Hilarious!

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Silver City, New Mexico: Where Even Straight Florists are Welcome

When I was at the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum, I had chatted with two women at the reception desk, one in her 20s and one probably in her 70s. When I said I lived in Taos and was on my way to Silver City, the young woman said, “Silver’s funky, like Taos. You’ll love it.”

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