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If you love a good ghost story, you’ve come to the right place. Santa Fe is filled with spirits rumored to roam the streets and historic buildings, including those housing some revered restaurants. From La Llorona, the weeping woman in white who eternally searches for her lost children, to the headless horseman who rides, sword in hand, along Alto Street to the river, the ghosts who haunt Santa Fe are legendary. If you haven’t yet met any, here are a … Read More
I had the good fortune and genes to grow up with two great-grandmothers and two grandmothers, who all lived into their late 90s. At holiday time, however, it was very difficult to buy gifts for them. One of my grandmothers said if she couldn’t eat it or wear it, she didn’t want it. So, what does a granddaughter do? I soon learned to make special treats for them. I found this creative approach to the holidays more fun, more cost … Read More
In 2007, Dorian Raymer and Douglas Smith, then physicists at the University of California, San Diego, dropped a bit of string into a cubic box, jostled it about, took the string out and documented its state, knotted or . . . not. Then they did it again. Then they used a longer string. Then they did it another 3,400 times. Their experiment and resulting study, Spontaneous knotting of an agitated string, proves what every agitated holiday decorator already knows: untangling … Read More