Category Archives: Travel Journal

Mining Memories on Cyprus

My co-author John de Gruchy and I have sent off our book Sawdust and Soul to our publisher (to the “typesetter,” our editor said!). If all goes well it will appear this winter and you’ll hear more about it then. … Continue reading

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Desperados

After an arduous drive from Albuquerque to North Carolina in the wake of ice-storm Titan, our return from the long trip to Las Cruces found us face to face with taxes and preparation for the Lake Junaluska Peace Conference. Now … Continue reading

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Generations in Mesilla

They call it Old Mesilla – the tightly settled grid of one- and two-storey adobe buildings gathered around the central plaza and its church. There is a “New Mesilla” stretching half a dozen blocks beyond this central grid until it … Continue reading

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The Bells of San Albino

We are spending the month of February in the little town of Mesilla, adjacent to Las Cruces, New Mexico. Mesilla (pronounced “Meh-SEE-yah”), which means “little table,” was formed shortly after the end of the Mexican-American War of 1846-48 to provide … Continue reading

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