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Category: New Mexican Culture

A Tale of Two Spanish Cities at Spring

April 15, 2016

I know both Santa Fe and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico very well. Right now spring is arriving in these mountain valley towns. Here, the beauty is so remarkable that, if you were an artist, you would be helplessly drawn … Continue reading


Joe and Mike’s Blog: Onward Spirit Soldiers

February 24, 2016

Pilgrimages are as old as most religions, tied together by and sharing a similar goal and a path to follow to get there.   And as defined, somewhat, by Eleanor Munro in her book On Glory Roads: A Pilgrim’s Book … Continue reading


How Time Slips Away in Santa Fe

December 17, 2015

The Inn on the Alameda stands poised to begin its 30th year of business in Santa Fe. During that time I have gone from my latter 30’s to my latter 60’s, and my son Michael has grown from 2 to … Continue reading


Day of the Dead = Dia de los Muertos

October 24, 2015

This fascinating two-day celebration at the first of November is not only the oldest American ritual honoring the dead, but the most popular holiday in all of Mexico. The native peoples that inhabited Mexico before the Spanish conquest in 1521 … Continue reading


History of Los Alamos: Cliff Dwellings to the Atomic Bomb

July 09, 2015

Just 45 minutes away from the Inn on the Alameda is the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Located high on the Pajarito Plateau, Los Alamos is a secluded mountain town named after the Spanish word for cottonwood trees. But before … Continue reading


Hunters + Gatherers

March 11, 2015

There is a building in downtown Santa Fe that houses a world class collection of contemporary art, a building that is itself an example of the cultural synthesis that defines Santa Fe style and New Mexico culture: The New Mexico … Continue reading


How the West Was Fed: A Tale of Fred Harvey and His Girls

February 24, 2015

Will Rogers described Fred Harvey as the man that “kept the West in food…and wives.” Fred Harvey pioneered many of the innovative approaches to food service, hospitality, and of the Southwest style in both jewelry and architecture. As a young … Continue reading


Jews of New Mexico

February 13, 2015

Jewish history in New Mexico goes back, it has been argued, to the founding of the colony.  There is evidence that some contemporary New Mexican Hispanics may be descended from “Crypto-Jews” or Marranos.  These would have been Sephardic Jews during … Continue reading


A City of Superlatives

January 20, 2015

Santa Feans will gladly tell you the many superlatives that define the city.  The oldest.  The highest.  The best.  While there’s no denying the city’s altitude, the veracity of the best is up to you because when it comes to … Continue reading


A Tale of Two Cities: Boston & Taos

December 30, 2014

Boston represents many things to American history: from its beginnings as a valuable trading port, to its role as a cradle for the American Revolution. Boston remains an historical conduit to those early years of our nation, with its access … Continue reading


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