My girlfriend and I sat in the trunk of the SUV we’d practically been living out of for the past week and a half and toasted to all the things about New Mexico, good and bad, that we had learned in 1,700 miles of exploration:
I found myself less than an hour away from the ashram, with way too much time on my hands and a hankering for a deeper meditative experience, an upgrade or two or twelve, and hopefully, a few new friends to add to my mix.
Republican governors such as SusanaMartinez are indeed parroting national conservative priorities that refuse tax increases on wealthy citizens and corporate entities, restrict entrepreneurial innovation outside of existing, extractive industries and slash state resources that could bulwark residents against evaporating federal services.
The plan announced by Mayor David Coss and City Councilors Rosemary Romero, Ron Trujillo, Chris Calvert and Carmichael Dominguez to increase city property taxes is not only a smart gambit, but a critical leadership move to ensure that Santa Fe insulates itself from the increasing burdens sloughed off on local governments by federal and state inaction
Masque Entertainment, a maker of terrifying thrillers, encountered something scary this year: An economy-eating creature called Gov. Susana Martinez has turned Masque’s plans for locating in Santa Fe into, well, the ultimate fight for survival.
Censorship is not, as we here in the United States often believe, primarily a practice of totalitarian regimes or the Chinese government or imagined enemies who don’t fight fair. Rather, censorship is one of the most pervasive and defining characteristics of our own culture.