Southwest Festival of the Written Word

Fayhee and Sojourner to Headline Written Word festival in New Mexico This Fall. If you have been looking for a semi-literate excuse to visit New Mexico’s astounding Gila Country, here it is. Mountain Gazette alumni M. John Fayhee and Mary Sojourner will be presenters at the Southwest Festival of the Written Word at Western New Mexico University in Silver City this fall. … Continue reading Southwest Festival of the Written Word

Mountain Passages: Rants and a Thunderstorm

We get grumpy when choices are made for us by government and corporations without any outside input—particularly our input. By Alan Stark No one sought anyone’s approval on the following traffic scam, bulletproof packaging, and advertising arrogance. There was no notice of change or alternate choice. There were no hearings or discussion of options. The … Continue reading Mountain Passages: Rants and a Thunderstorm

Land in the Sky: The Anointment

Early morning early summer walk along a wooded road with the collie. Black-eyed vireo—the “Preacher Bird”—finally shuts up. The only sound now, distant years. The collie stops to sniff something amid the roadside weeds. I spy a single garlic mustard plant in bloom, right next to his right back paw. How’d I miss it before … Continue reading Land in the Sky: The Anointment

In Focus: Breckenridge Photographer Liam Doran and the Art of Sport

How do you make it in a mountain town? For Liam Doran, the answer to that question has simply been to do what he loves and focus in. The most difficult thing about moving to a mountain town? Figuring out how to stay and find work that fulfills you. While that road has not been easy … Continue reading In Focus: Breckenridge Photographer Liam Doran and the Art of Sport