My knitting hero, I’ll call her “Our Lady of Crafting,” once advised me, “make a hat or a scarf for a boyfriend—never a sweater.” I think her guidance had something to do with commitment. I listened and, last Christmas, made and gave away a hat to a special somebody. By February, the hat was lost. Thing is, I know where it was lost. It was lost at Maria’s in Santa Fe. I know because the hat was with us when we walked in and gone 20 minutes after we left. But it was eventually found, for sale, at Buffalo Exchange. The hat misplacer and I just happened to be shopping that day when I found it (and a $9 price tag). I think they only sold it back to us at a discount to get the crazy lady (me) out of the store. Being crafty is fun, so get your do-it-yourself on or support someone who already has!
Father Knows Best?
In the pulpit with Aux Dog Theatre
Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the “Rumble in the Rectory.”
In the right corner, hailing from old-school Catholicism, weighing in at a comfortably paunchy but undisclosed amount, wearing black with a Roman collar, we have reigning champion and “Most Tactful Priest in the Diocese” ... Father Tim Farley!
And in the left corner, our challenger, a featherweight straight from the seminary, whose quick jabs, fiery idealism and brutal honesty make him a rising star in the amateur circuit ... Mark “The Deacon” Dolson!
Let’s get ready to rummmmmble!
Don't Make Me Come Back There!
All the train's a stage
It's an ordinary Saturday afternoon on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Travelers head north to Santa Fe, no one pays much attention to one another—until, suddenly, a voice comes from the back of the car. A young woman, face hidden by a baseball cap and magazine, snaps to attention and responds. Thus begins a scene from As You Like It.