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Georgia O’Keeffe’s Unintentional Sensuality

testingGeorgia O’Keeffe’s Unintentional Sensuality

Georgia O’Keeffe married a photographer, Alfred Steiglitz. He took over 300 intimate pictures of her, including some nudes, and they were included in a gallery show. A short while later, she had her own exhibit, with paintings like those below, and her reputation as being overly sexual began. She was horrified and stunned by this […]

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I’m on a Quest–but not the Kind You Expect

testingI’m on a Quest–but not the Kind You Expect

My quest is to find information that my father doesn’t already know. I call him in awe, glee, confusion, angst about what I’ve learned, and for all intents and purposes, he says, “yup, I knew that.” Now, he’s ┬ánicer about it, but still. Is there anything this man doesn’t know? I called after visiting the […]

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There’s a Rattlesnake Museum!

testingThere’s a Rattlesnake Museum!

New Mexico really IS “The Land of Enchantment” because I’ll tell you, I was fascinated at Albuquerque’s Rattlesnake Museum. Me, with snakes? Willingly? Yeah, that’s both how much I’ve grown on this trip and how interesting these slithering, disgusting creatures are. This Is Rattlesnake Country Rattlesnake warnings have been almost daily since I reached Texas […]

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Where All Critters Are Translucent–Except the Tarantula

testingWhere All Critters Are Translucent–Except the Tarantula

275 square miles of white sand, with dunes as tall as 60 feet high. That’ll inspire a creature to evolve from colorful to translucent, dontcha think? Both for temperature control and for survival. White Sands National Monument in New Mexico is anticlimactic while you’re on the ground. Sure, sure, it’s cool to have walls of […]

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Using Pistachios as a Reference for Border Patrol

testingUsing Pistachios as a Reference for Border Patrol

NM Border Patrol: Where are you staying? Me: Across the street from the World’s Largest Pistachio. And I really was. Once you leave the (ahem) city proper of Alamogordo, NM, there are no lights and few landmarks. So that enormous, bright green nut was my beacon to know it’s time to slow down and look […]

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