Thursday, January 14, 2016

Casey the Blue Heeler—Rest in Peace

November 15, 1999 — January 12, 2016
 Still a frisky pup at age 10,
with the heart of a champion







Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Variations on a theme

Fred Harvey era American Indian-made bracelet, early 20th c.
Zuni or Navajo pin, mid 20th c.
Photo by Tom Simic of Albuquerque sunset, December 22, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sunrise, Sunset—Albuquerque NM, December 8, 2015

Photo by R. Harold Hollis
Photo by R. Harold Hollis

Photo by Tom Simic

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Old Friends

I love this story. Judy was in high school when we met. For all these years I've used the date 1973. But it has occurred to me that the year must have been 1972, when Judy was a junior. Her mother, Joy, and I taught at the same inner city middle school in the projects of Dallas. Joy, a talented artist and wonderful teacher, blessed her daughter and two sons with the same gift. In the late 1980s, Joy and Judy re-introduced me to New Mexico, a place that had been unrecognized epiphany when I was only nine, on a trip with my family to visit my daddy's brother in Santa Fe. Now, when I travel from New Mexico to my home in central Texas, once or twice a year, I usually spend time visiting Judy in Ft. Worth. It's a day or two or four of great reunion of friendship, celebration of art and treasure, good meals, and meeting of the minds. Forty-three years—that's a long and lovely time.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Art for History's Sake—Reprise

Old style turquoise and abalone shell mosaic earrings set in cottonwood foundation. Isaiah Calabaza, Santo Domingo Pueblo, 2015.

The Pendant