Monthly Archives: December 2016

thrown for a loop

I’m out walking the Chaparral Park loop with Mo. It’s a glorious day, the sort of day the rest of the country would be enjoying if they weren’t so preoccupied with freezing to death. Walkers, runners, dogs, geese. We stroll … Continue reading

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mo sheppo’s guide to christmas

Stick a few ornaments on the bush outside. Buy a bunch of chocolate in case we have trick-or-treaters. Done. Christmas isn’t nearly as hard as people make it out to be.

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once upon a lawn jockey

We’re wandering around the downtown art district.  It’s sad how many of the galleries have become bridal boutiques since we were last here. But I guess that’s because I’m not a bride. As we get to the end and prepare … Continue reading

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the quotable mo sheppo, part 17

“If you were writing in your blog now, you’d say we’re driving around Phoenix trying to find Corpus Christi.” But we knew where it was — Guadalupe. The little town that time forgot, and it doesn’t seem to bother them … Continue reading

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you can trust me not to think

The past is gone but something might be found to take its place — the prophet hopkins — Mo is standing in the perfect spot for the show. It’s about 20 feet back from the stage, the little elevated area … Continue reading

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life is funny, part 369

We’re living in a new place, full of adventures. Mountains, deserts, cities, stuff. They’re all here, waiting to be explored. And we’re off today. What to do? Mo is painting. I’m reading a book. We’re listening to Guy Clark’s first … Continue reading

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watch your back, alex cope

Running is funny. I’m old. I’m slow. I’m not even a teeny bit competitive. And then. I ran on the Chaparral Loop for the first time today. A loop just a nudge under a mile around a lake. Flat, fast … Continue reading

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