Discovery Series Cuba

                                                                                    Discovery Series Cuba Death Comes Through the Kitchen A Talk with Cuban Author…

The Parent Test (a Taos News series)

I just started this new sci-fi series in The Taos News By Teresa Dovalpage For The Taos News Tandra had waited too long and now she had to pay for it. While the helicar hovered over the Institute for Parental Certification, the feared IPC, she felt her heart beat faster at the sight of those…

David Mapes: Capturing the spirit of wood

David Mapes has made a name for himself through his craftsmanship and commitment to art. Originally published in Taos News.  Photos: Katharine Egli. Most people are familiar with his gallery DAFA (David Anthony Fine Arts), located on Kit Carson Road. He has been part of several projects intended to put the town back on top of…

Biscochitos: a traditional New Mexico treat

  The name comes from the Spanish word bizcocho used in its diminutive form, biscochito. But there is nothing “diminutive” about these spicy, anise-flavored cookies. They are utterly satisfying, and, like so many delicious treats, loaded with carbs. Their main ingredients are flour, sugar, baking powder, and lard. Story originally published in Taos News The…

Giovanna Paponetti moves from the corporate world to the art scene

Kamatics Corporation, a specialty bearing manufacturer and a subsidiary of Kaman Aerospace Corporation located in Bloomfield, Connecticut, is celebrating fifty years in business. They have invited their most outstanding former employees to an anniversary party. One of them is painter and UNM-Taos instructor Giovanna Paponetti. Originally published in Taos News Taoseños are already familiar with…

Creative Framing reopens under new ownership

Creative Framing, a shop that has been a Taos fixture for over thirty years, has a new owner and a new location: James “Jim” Cox has reopened in The Enchanted Plaza, on the corner of Salazar and Paseo del Cañon West. “New people and new place, but same great service,” Cox said. Originally published in…

Lorrie Garcia, a Marian Santera

Image and story originally published in Taos News Photo: Katharine Egli Some artists discover their vocation early in life. Others blossom somewhat later, embracing a second or third career and excelling at it. Lorrie Garcia, a Master santera from Peñasco, is living proof that success is worth the wait. Garcia taught at the Peñasco High…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,500 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

My doctoral dissertation

Since I am having fun creating eBooks, I made one of my doctoral dissertation “De señora casera a jinetera: imágenes de la mujer en la narrativa cubana masculina del siglo XX y principios del XXI” (From housewife to lady of the night: portrayals of women in Cuban male narrative of the 20 and early 21…

Taos Master Charles Collins talks business

Originally published in Taos News   Most of the painters, writers and musicians that I have interviewed for this column rely on different sources of income, with very few working full-time at their art.   “One can’t make here it as an artist,” is a phrase I hear way too often. So it was a…