Tag Archives: Farmington New Mexico

Daily Dose of Immortality

I went into the LDS Third Ward in Farmington, New Mexico. I could not tuck my long hair up under a cap as poet and environmental activist Gary Snyder did when he “went into the Maverick Bar / In Farmington, … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

March 1950, Farmington, New Mexico In what will become our hometown, good citizens report seeing flying saucers for three days running. Between eleven and noon each day the alien craft thrill residents of this border town. I was born seven … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

Nearly four decades since I last attended church in my hometown, more than a decade since I left the Mormon Church, twenty years since I began writing after John’s death, a week after Barack Obama was elected to a second … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality (for quite some time)

I went into the LDS Third Ward in Farmington, New Mexico. I could not tuck my long hair up under a cap as poet and environmental activist Gary Snyder did when he “went into the Maverick Bar / In Farmington, … Continue reading

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On What Would Have Been His 63rd Birthday

On John’s birthday, 23 years after his death, I remember us standing together in front of our house in Farmington, New Mexico for a photo: Separated by nearly 2 years, the first two of 8 children, we had our many … Continue reading

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Photos: Impossible and Embarrassing

Utah has been the surprising site of unthinkable marriages over the past few weeks. The photo to the right is of one of the three couples who brought suit against the state for discriminatory practices related to marriage. Laurie Wood, … Continue reading

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Farmington Boys at Lake Powell

In what must have been 1966, Mormon Church leaders (including a lawyer, an Indian trader, a car dealer, and a petroleum geologist)  flew us from Farmington, New Mexico, to Lake Powell, where we water-skiied and then flew home. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Home Again: Final Chapter of Immortal For Quite Some Time

Home Again 11 November 2012 I went into the LDS Third Ward in Farmington, New Mexico. I could not tuck “my long hair up under a cap” as did poet and environmental activist Gary Snyder when he ventured into Farmington’s … Continue reading

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