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A visit to City of Rocks State Park puts me in mind of Jonathan Swift’s 18th century satirical novel, Gulliver’s Travels. During a recent visit, I couldn’t help but feel like the book’s Lilliputians, the tiny people who “capture” Gulliver — a giant to them — who washes up on their shores. Except in this case, I am the Lilliputian surrounded by the park’s jumble of massive rock formations: boulders, hoodoos, and pinnacles, some soaring 40 feet in height from … Read More
Find out what it means to live off-grid, in style, by exploring the earthships of Taos. These other-worldly homes, made from natural and upcycled materials — such as earth-packed tires, aluminum cans, and glass bottles — offer a unique, eye-opening experience into how a home can serve its occupants. THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVEMENT “An earthship is a type of architecture that provides everything humans need to survive in that they catch water, passively heat and cool, create their own … Read More
In 2020, Zozobra for the first time burned without a large live audience. Instead, Old Man Gloom’s fiery end was shared online and was viewed by 363,773 households in all 50 states and 14 other countries, the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe reports. Read about the 2021 Zozobra art contest here. Here’s an update about the good this gloomy Gus did in the Santa Fe area from the Kiwanis Club. Despite the daunting challenges of COVID-19, the Kiwanis Club of … Read More