Category Archives: Life in New Mexico

a return to normalcy

We got a Christmas tree today.  First time in…oh, about five or seven years.

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Creamy Portobello Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Soup

 Here's a recipe I invented today, using stuff we happened to have around the house. Creamy Portobello Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Soup Ingredients: Half stick of butter (1/8 of a pound, or 2 ounces) One large white onion, chopped Several … Continue reading

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Time off

What a concept. 

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Into every life…

…change must come. Well, looks like my work situation is definitely changing, and for sure I'm going to be looking for more work to keep me — and my spouse, since we co-own a technical writing and general consulting business … Continue reading

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Big spider

I'll see if I can get a copy of the photos Stephy took, but today was a treat:  Late this past morning, I looked up to see a huge desert tarantula crawling up (thankfully) the window of my office door. … Continue reading

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Looking for technical writing & editing projects

Just FYI, both I and my talented partner/spouse, Stephanie Sonnleitner, are looking for contract work at this time — technical writing, editing, indexing, proofing, page layout, or even custom Excel spreadsheet work. My LinkedIn profile is HERE.  Our company, Morn … Continue reading

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Hiking risks

Nothing quite like seeing a big thunderstorm boil over the nearby Sandia mountain range to get one's blood pumping.  Fortunately, I made it out of the foothills before the rain hit. On a positive note, I found a nice black … Continue reading

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Grilled Stuffed Portobello Burger

Grilled Stuffed Portobello Burger Ingredients for one: One large portobello mushroom cap Vinegarette salad dressing One roma tomato, small to medium 1/4 tsp crushed garlic (about one clove) 1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil A little bit of olive oil Pinch … Continue reading

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Heat

Six out of the last seven days, it's hit over 100F here.  The exception?  The 16th, when it only got to 98.2F. Needless to say, my hiking lately has consisted of extended sessions on the treadmill.  

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More photos coming soon

Been busy hiking and taking pictures these last few weeks, when I can get time off, mostly in the hills just southeast of here, at the upper northeast edge of the Sandia mountain range. In the meantime, here's one I … Continue reading

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