Chuco Town

A few months ago, I slapped some film in my old camera and headed downtown with my husband to take some pictures.  In a year, I won’t be living in El Paso anymore.  As that reality sinks in, I realize just how complicated my feelings are towards this city.  When I first got here, I…

Field Notes, and a Brief History Lesson.

Today was one of those dazzling spring days that just beg you to walk around in the sun.  As I drove home from work this morning I knew I had to get out in it and I had the idea to try something that I’ve been wondering about for a while.  I had, until today,…

Home Cookin’

A few days ago my husband bought me a new cookbook.  He will live to regret this decision.  It was published in 1974 and I adore everything about it.  The photography is that particular, livid food photography of the decade and I don’t know if food has ever looked less edible.  It was a well-loved…

1955 Life Magazine

I adore ads from the 50’s.  They’re so optimistic.  Every product is life-changing and full of promise.

Roswell!

I adore American History, specifically, the space race and the UFO hysteria the sprang up in the early days.  If you know anything about UFOs in America, you know that Roswell started it all.  I love all things kitsch and campy, so I wasn’t disappointed when I drove up to Roswell. I wish I had…