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Come-Back Trap

Born Here My roommate coined what I now refer to as Dylan’s Law, predicting that whenever someone leaves Santa Fe, it’s only a matter of time before they come back.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Miljen Aljinovic

Be Angry at the Sun

Born Here There is a rage that has been welling up inside me for a long time. I do a fair job a lot of the time, keeping a lid on it, but on occasion, I fly into vitriolic furies and scream obscenities in public places.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Miljen Aljinovic

Policing Through Recession

Born Here There have been a lot of conversations online and in the media, in light of the last year’s events, about the growing crisis of dissociation between police and the communities they are policing.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Miljen Aljinovic

It’ll Last Longer

Born Here Let’s pretend, for a moment, you’re a typical Santa Fe weirdo. Maybe you’re dressed kind of funny; you’ve got rings in your face and maybe an unusual hairstyle.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Miljen Aljinovic

Orgy of Cannabis Capitalism

Born Here “So really, to you,” I suggested, “this is just a business expo like any other…” He smiled congenially and chuckled at the notion. With his polo shirt and khaki slacks, the security consultant seemed ...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Miljen Aljinovic

Zen and the Art of Moving

Born Here For the past several years, I’ve tried to orient my lifestyle and choices around these simple mantras, and as a result, my perspective has shifted in some downright bizarre ways.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Miljen Aljinovic

Wrong Side of the Tracks

Born Here Something occurred to me a few months back, as I waited, one evening, at the Rail Runner’s last stop at the Santa Fe Depot for a friend coming up from the airport to visit our town for the first time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Miljen Aljinovic

The Drive

Born Here When was the last time you drove to Albuquerque? For several thousand people, it’s a daily commute, but there’s something special about the 60-something miles of freeway between us and our largest neighbor ...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Miljen Aljinovic

Depends on Your Goal

Born Here Before anyone in my family had ever heard of this place, Paul “Pablo” Martinez’ family had been laying down roots for over a generation.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Miljen Aljinovic

Missing the Point

Born Here The most infuriating thing to me about politics is that there’s no way of knowing what anyone running for office actually believes anymore.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Miljen Aljinovic
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