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Mr. Sunshine

This is why we drink on airplanes

Opinion When I’m not traveling with children, I’m pretty easygoing. I don’t get stressed about delayed flights due to inclement weather in Denver...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Rob Wilder

Havana Club

Santa Fe’s new Cuban joint offers great bites with Caribbean flair

Food Writing Amaury Torres has a dream. I have one, too. OK, so his is far more inspirational, starting in 1994 on a raft leaving Havana, Cuba, and traveling through Guantánamo, Panama and Miami before ending up on Highway...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Rob Wilder

Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy

Rob Wilder playing in a band? Only in Madrid

Winter Guide Before tweens and hillbillies started singing that horrid Nickelback anthem, it was the secret dream of most writers to play in a rock ’n’ roll band. Some authors, including Rick Moody, Stephen King and eve...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Rob Wilder

Distance

9-11 A student walked in late to first period and I gave him a hard time about it. “A plane just hit the Pentagon,” he said with a smile and a shrug. “It was cool.” 

Friday, September 9, 2011 Rob Wilder

Secret Shoe Society

Santa Fe harbors a hidden group that rules the world of shoes and brews

Summer Guide For years, many Santa Feans I know have been spending their summers participating in an odd ritual called the shoe-b-que.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Rob Wilder

Cozy Time

Love is ageless—but not always dinner conversation

Love & Sex We’d carved out a time on Friday to have dinner with my father, Ben, and his longtime girlfriend, Barbara. They’d driven more than two hours from their homes in Sarasota to meet us. Even I had to ad...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Rob Wilder

Some Like It Hot

Summer Guide My advice? Jump in the car and head south, blowing by Albuquerque and all those hipsters whining at the Frontier; Socorro and the New Mexico techies pretending they know how to golf; dont even stop in T o...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Rob Wilder

Daddy Needs a Drink

Locker Room Talk

Opinion I recently took my son London along to the gym. After I had inelegantly completed my routine and he had demoed all the machines that would not land him in traction, we hit the locker room. He was giddy at the e...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Rob Wilder

Daddy Needs a Drink

Teary Trails

Opinion I felt a calm feeling wash over me. I had nowhere to be, no students to win over for books void of sensational plots, no DSL hassles at home (damn you, Qwest!), no extended family members’ birthdays to re...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Rob Wilder

Daddy Needs a Drink

Gymy-Rigged

Opinion In New York visiting a sick friend (cliché but true), I told another friend, Drew, I’d be happy to pay to be a guest at his gym. “Only suckers pay,” he said. “Tell them you moved ...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Rob Wilder
 
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