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The Bosque in October: A Final Encore

By Dr. Denise R. Ames October is winding its way to the end. Halloween is around the corner, signifying the end of the harvest and the end of October. My favorite month is about to close. But I took a … Continue reading

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A Stroll through Kit Carson Park: October in New Mexico

by Dr. Denise R. Ames As I have said before, October is my favorite month! I take every chance to take a hike where I can admire the October leaves as they are turning. At Kit Carson Park, the leaves … Continue reading

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Balloons over Albuquerque: A Magical October Moment

By Dr. Denise R. Ames Bright blue skies filled with colorful hot air balloons dangling above in the early morning light. A magnificent site? Well, regrettably, not this year. The Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico, my home-town, is an … Continue reading

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The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Garden and Message

by Dr. Denise R. Ames “True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.” … Edith Wharton The Mount, the 10-year home of author Edith Wharton, is a lovely expanse of wooded trails, sumptuous gardens, and … Continue reading

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U-Pick in New York: Fruits, Vegetables, and Values

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I love the fall season, my favorite. And October is the best month of all! New Mexico, my home state, is a fall wonderland—but the first few weeks of October find me in upstate New … Continue reading

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Bayo Canyon Trails: A Glimpse into our Past

by Dr. Denise R. Ames I love to hike, not just for the exercise although that is important too, but it is a time that I feel a deep connection with nature. Hiking the Bayo Canyon Trails gave me a … Continue reading

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The Canyons of Los Alamos: Where Discoveries are Made

By Dr. Denise R. Ames Los Alamos, New Mexico—home of the Atomic Bomb—also showcases a rugged terrain of deep canyons and soaring cliffs. Los Alamos’s city motto is “Where discoveries are made,” in which reference to the atomic bomb immediately … Continue reading

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A Pall over Los Alamos: A Visit to the “Atomic City”

By Dr. Denise R. Ames  What comes to your mind when you hear Los Alamos? I bet it is not cottonwood (poplar) trees, as the word means in Spanish, but something more ominous, perhaps the place where the great minds … Continue reading

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Human Rights: Happy 71st Birthday!

December is Human Rights Month and December 10 is Human Rights Day. It is observed every year on this day since 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In recognition of this notable achievement, … Continue reading

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Concluding Insights: The Indigenous Worldview, The Indigenous Worldview, Part 17

by Dr. Denise R. Ames Why can’t we just get along? This is a question that I have been working on in my new book, Divided: Colliding Ways We See the World. In the next several posts in this blog … Continue reading

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