Road Foodie

Some people drive simply to arrive.

Into the Great Wide Open of West Texas

Posted By on February 17, 2009

2.15.09. Las Cruces to Marfa, 240 miles. Two states: New Mexico and Texas. Dining alone is something I do quite often. I prefer to dine at the bar, because even if the bartender is too busy or not the friendly type, I feel engaged with another human. I’ve never felt the need to read a […]

Cheese, Please. And a Side of Cheese.

Posted By on February 16, 2009

Valentine’s Day, Las Cruces It is simple serendipity that I find myself cooling my heels in Las Cruces for three days, not part of a comprehensive travel plan. But, since the world is my lobster, I had best set about cracking it. Last night, I was in the mood for cheese, but spent waaay too […]

Desert Dawgs

Posted By on February 13, 2009

2.12.09 Fountain Hills, AZ to Las Cruces, 406 miles; two states: Arizona and New Mexico Butter doesn’t do well as a road snack. So when I am lucky enough to hunker down at (high-school roomie) Mary’s empty vacation home east of Scottsdale for six whole nights, I immediately get me a block of the Irish […]

I Become Intimate with Lake-Effect Snow

Posted By on December 24, 2008

the supercilious self-importance of the small-minded civil servant…

A Guardedly Reluctant Departure

Posted By on December 20, 2008

I say imagined, because that California, mostly, no longer exists.