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The burning of Zozobra 2011

Last Thursday I attended my first burning of Zozobra – Old Man Gloom. The burning of the 50 foot effigy is the opening celebration to the Fiestas de Santa Fe. There there were bands, mariachis, lots of food, fireworks, dance and fire. Lots of fire. Read more about Zozobra here. View more pics here.

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The wild life in Los Alamos differs from Los Angeles

Having been here a little over three months, I’m still getting used to a few things – slower life style, more fresh air, cooking at a higher elevation, etc. One thing that still makes me catch my breath like a kid at 4th of July: Animals. I’m talking about being woken at 3:30am because a […]

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Fuller Lodge

I’m finally taking the time to start exploring Los Alamos and I decided to check out Fuller Lodge and its surroundings.

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Cooking dinner 2011-08-10

One of the benefits of being home during the day is being able to make dinner. Last night’s dinner came from two places: an arugula salad from Mark Bittman and barbecue chicken from Serious Eats.        

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Getting back to my roots

I used to post pics of flowers and plants on a different site. I’m starting it up again here at thebrownman.com where the pics will be larger and a little easier to upload because of the WordPress (see below for why it was such a pain to post to the old blog). With the old […]

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