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The Outliers

Posted by on July 28, 2012 in Cowgirl, Musings, Politics | 1 comment

The Outliers

It’s taken me a while to write about the tragedy in Aurora. I didn’t want to add to the media frenzy that so often surrounds these events but I didn’t feel remaining silent was an option. First and foremost I want to extend my condolences to everyone who has suffered as a result of this tragedy. I am truly saddened at the thought of the pain this has caused and will continue to cause innocent people. Like most Americans the only thing I can offer is love and support, but of that I give freely and completely. Second, to the...

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Dog Days of Summer

Posted by on July 15, 2012 in Cowgirl, Musings, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Dog Days of Summer

June’s oppressive heat has finally faded into past and July is gracing us with hot days and afternoon monsoons. Our sunset rides are spectacular with temperatures in the low 70’s. The heavenly New Mexico light bounces off waning thunderheads to wash the mountains in hues of red and golden not seen anywhere else on earth. In a few more weeks the native grasses will start to grow and the desert will again look like a prairie, with tall grasses swaying in the gentle summer breezes. These long warm days are filled to the brim on the...

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Independence in America

Posted by on July 5, 2012 in Cowgirl, Family, Horses, Musings, Politics | 2 comments

Independence in America

Yesterday we celebrated the Fourth of July like most Americans with food, friends, parades and fireworks. Unlike many Americans we added a few horses, wagons and buggies to the mix for good measure. As usual we rode/drove in the Corrales parade. A great little neighborhood parade that is always fun for everyone. We spent tuesday night tying ribbons on stuffed horses so we would have something to throw to the little ones and before the crack of dawn on the Fourth we were in the barn getting things ready to head to town. We picked up...

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Rain, Rain, Please Rain

Posted by on June 28, 2012 in Cowgirl, Musings, New Mexico, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Rain, Rain, Please Rain

This was originally posted last year on July 3, 2011. Even though the dryness of June is always followed by the monsoons of July it never seems to happen quite soon enough for me. Today we had the first, very short, but very real rain of the season. Sitting inside with the air conditioner working overtime I caught the unmistakable smell of rain. As I ran onto the portal with my arms outstretched and my face reaching toward the sky  I felt my heart grow two sizes. Soon the fires will subside and the desert will team with new life just as...

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Even Feminist Cowgirls Wear Bras…

Posted by on June 24, 2012 in Cowgirl, Family, Music, Politics, Stories | 0 comments

Even Feminist Cowgirls Wear Bras…

This week  Anne-Marie Slaughter, former aid to Hilary Clinton and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook executive reignited the feminist firestorm of working mothers “having it all”. As with most media hyped conversations, a real social issue, that effects real working class Americans, was framed in an elitist bubble with a beltway spin that went something like this: Two unfortunate, uber successful women having to choose between commuting between their multi-million dollar jobs and their family estates with live-in help and supportive...

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