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Geronimo and Georgia O’Keefe Country

October 29th, 2014 No Comments

The 2.5 hour drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico heading north on Hwy 84 to Pagosa Springs, Colorado is one of the most scenic west of the Mississippi. I am a fortunate one to experience this drive at least once a year, especially now since my son lives with his family in Santa Fe.  Like […]

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Visit Booth #P-15 Alaska-Juneau Public Market

October 23rd, 2014 No Comments

I invite you to visit my Booth ‪#‎P‬-15 at Alaska-Juneau Public Market booth during Thanksgiving weekend at Centennial Hall in Juneau, Alaska!  The booth is right across the isle from Tony Tengs “Chilkat Cones” in the main hall of Centennial Hall.  And please note:  I will be sharing the booth with Tlingit carving artist & […]

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A Sweet Read For Change: “The Intenders”

October 22nd, 2014 No Comments

Quoting author, Tony:  “The Mighty Manifesters — The purpose of this handbook is to help you make your life better.  The Intenders of the Highest Good will show you how to make your dreams come true easily and with the least amount of effort.  We’ve been practicing the ideas that are given in this handbook […]


A Neighborhood Walk in Santa Fe, New Mexico

October 20th, 2014 No Comments

One of the things I enjoy most about Santa Fe is the personal artistry of people’s homes – from the gates and fences, to the landscaping and rustic decor.  Here are just a few photos I share of this “City Different”…


Secrets of the Millionaire’s Mind

October 18th, 2014 No Comments

I can very well relate to T. Harv Ecker’s definitions of the POOR person and Wealthy Person.  After reading Ecker’s definitions, I can say that I have not come out of being a POOR person because I have not mastered 2 out of the 17 definitions; they are #12 and #15 on this list.   […]


Starting My Own Tree Nursery

October 13th, 2014 No Comments

How come I never thought of it before?  After almost 40 years of gardening and landscaping, and after owning a landscape company for 13 of those years, how come I never began a tree (and other plants) nursery?  It only makes sense! Gotta be careful what I say; holy!  I can manifest some things totally […]


Latest Read: “Sharing the Skies: Navajo Astronomy”

October 11th, 2014 No Comments

I find these kinds of books fascinating because they provide us another indigenous perspective outside of the western mindset.  I see similarities amongst the Navajo and our own people, the Tlingit.  The Navajo stories like our own are inspirational; more often than not they lead me to envision a robe or painting or some form […]

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Stanton Englehart: A Favorite Contemporary Painter

October 9th, 2014 No Comments

Last week, when Dan, his parents and I were in the Toh-Atin Gallery of Native American Art in Durango, I came across this book and said to Dan that I totally admire this guy’s paintings; over the past few years every time I’ve seen this man’s work, just makes my heart pitter-patter…and I know that […]

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Trade Chilkat Robe for Land (w/ or w/o cabin or house) in Haines, Alaska

October 8th, 2014 No Comments

LET IT BE KNOWN WORLD-WIDE: I am willing to do A TRADE for property with a cabin/home off of Mud Bay Road in Haines, Alaska  for a Chilkat robe woven by me.  Let’s get creative with terms, robe would be on commission basis designed by me OR a reproduction of an old robe.  If your […]

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Day-trip to Mesa Verde National Park in Southwest Colorado

October 2nd, 2014 No Comments

  Yesterday, Dan, his parents and I took a day trip to Mesa Verde National Park in the Four Corners area of Southwest Colorado.  We had a pleasant afternoon drive with a picnic interrupted by a band of black clouds backed by cold winds at the highest point of the Mesa at about 8,700 feet.  […]