Time Passes, Everything Changes (Right?)
This is something of a catch-all category for any posts that focus on the point where one thing stops and another begins. If that dynamic is the main theme, this is where you’ll find it. It could be anything, though. As of this writing [1-2-2012], there are over 100 posts in the Change category. On this page alone, you’ll see stories about deciding that a desert might not be a home, the great Taos Gas Outage of 2011, how good it felt to get BUFFALO LIGHTS in the Amazon Kindle bookstore, an ephiphany about what’s right under my nose, and a whole lot more. Things that happen, and then everything is different. A shift.
I’m hardly ever satisfied, so when things break in my direction, I tend to get excited. When things go bad, I may turn dark and scary. Items dealing with endings may be kind of heavy, but most posts are positive. If you like the surprise of making progress, especially in relationships of all kinds, go ahead and have a look. — JHF
For a couple of weeks, I haven’t wanted to do anything. My exhaustion goes all the way to the 90-mile horizon and back. I’m getting plenty of sleep but still want more. Understandable, perhaps, in light of the end of the year-long effort to empty and sell two mobile homes 600 miles away filled with [...]
What a huge, extended, bizarro rite of passage, monumental task, and gauntlet of demons, helpers, and wild scenes of every description is now coming to an end. And it’s not that things revert to “normal” now, because “normal” fell into those same categories too for years and years. No, this is something different. And it’s [...]
Well, there went April. It’s been quite a month. As my wife said just now before turning out her light, “Everything is all mixed up. I wonder when it’s all going to come together again—do you know what I mean?” “Oh yes,” I told her. “I certainly do!” It was only a question of how [...]
The other day I drove my ’87 Ford truck to the recycling center to unload glass and paper—talk about a useless exercise, two tons of rusty steel all the way there and back—which had to be the first time in a month it’s left the driveway. The tires, you see. They’ve got these cracks. About [...]
This place is finished. I could walk away tomorrow. It’s been so dry for so long, and we had to be gone. With no one here to feed and water the birds, they disappeared. When everything is burning up, they look out for themselves and move away. The sunflower seeds I’ve put out since we [...]
First of all, my wife and I are fine. Yesterday afternoon a friend of mine and I turned on the gas at the meter and relit our appliances. He wouldn’t take money but wanted a hug. Life on the frontier, folks, and that’s what’s happening here. If you do like you’re told and wait for [...]
The new solar year began with the winter solstice, and I just uploaded the revised edition of Buffalo Lights to Amazon Kindle. There will be lots more to say about that soon, and Web pages to revise accordingly, as soon as the latest ebook is available for downloading. As some of you may recall, by [...]
What a great trip! What we basically did was drive for two and a half hours along the Rio Grande to have lunch at Two Fools Tavern, an Irish pub in Albuquerque. The golden cottonwoods, faded but still glowing, were magnificent. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and the temperature was in the 60s [...]
Posting will be sporadic for the next month. I need to work and listen. Read on, and I’ll be happy to explain! This business has three parts… First, the work: I simply must complete my ebook projects and need to clear some space. Stating up front that I’ll be busy takes some of the pressure [...]
You’ll never guess what happened yesterday morning around 8:00 a.m, before I did the research and wrote about all this. Before I showed the pictures to my wife, before I went on strike and didn’t do any work, before I got all snurfy over saving $700/month and playing in the dirt: I opened the front door and saw a GREAT BIG BROWN COYOTE in the driveway about 50 feet away!