Phoenix Links

Phoenix flag Links related to Phoenix, Arizona, presented in somewhat random fashion: Government phoenix.gov Parks Phoenix has 185 city parks, 200-plus miles of trails, and more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land. phoenix.gov/parks Cactus League cactusleague.com Elsewhere on the Web visitphoenix.com Buzzword Bingo Cactus League – Phoenix – Valley of the …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive Quotes The border is more than geography. The border is a mindset. The farther you are, the scarier it seems. Here on the border it’s just home. – Alfredo Corchado @ajcorchado The border is more than geography. The border is a mindset. The farther you are, the scarier it seems. Here on the …

Border Wall

Photo: Nogales, 2014 For all of the talk of a supersized wall on the USA/Mexico border, few people from either country have visited the region. The wall is stuff of stories, true and mythical. On this page we curate some of the recent headlines and plot our next trip to the region. Headlines In The …

National emergency 2019

Photo: Gage Skidmore Rolling coverage of Donald Trump’s ‘national emergency’ announced in February 2019 Hashtag: #FakeTrumpEmergency Headlines Trump announces national emergency to obtain billions for border wall – NBC News A quote Trump may live to regret Trump declares national emergency Frustrated Legal war – Politico National emergency, border wall – Politico Does Trump’s National …

California Links

California flag Links related to California presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines I rode Amtrak’s Coast Starlight – Boing Boing adventures-in-parks-mapping – @greeninfo using-instagram-and-open-data-to-put-the-public-in-public-lands – @greeninfo california-genocide Volcanic spires and Joshua trees: Obama protects 1.8 million acres in California’s desert New Desert Bill is Fundamentally Flawed – @Amargosaconserv Pioneer Cabin Tree On January 8, 2016 …

Mesa Verde National Park

Photo: Shashank Jain Mesa Verde National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado. It is the largest archaeological preserve in the United States. Mesa Verde National Park was established in 1906 to preserve and interpret the archeological heritage of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for more …

International Folk Art Market 2019

Logo Santa Fe, New Mexico hosts the 2019 International Folk Art Market July 12-14. Hashtag: #IFAM2019 Key Links folkartmarket.org Event page Facebook @ifamsantafe Questions Is there a directory of participants? Are there livestreaming and recorded video? Who is reporting / blogging / tweeting about the event? History In July 2004, 61 master folk artists from …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: February Sky Quotes Most people don’t know how beautiful the land is around Las Vegas, so I hope this inspires them to explore the city’s nature. – Ugo Rondinone Essay Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains …

Trail of tears

Photo The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of Native Americans in the United States from their ancestral homelands in the Southeastern United States, to areas to the west (usually west of the Mississippi River) that had been designated as Indian Territory. Headlines Trump appears to joke about Trail of Tears in …