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Looking Back, Looking Forward

June 16, 2009, 12:00 am

Santa Feans offer up alternative nicknames to The City Different.

“The Island of Misfit Toys”
—Honey Harris, host of The Big Show on KBAC, 98.1 FM

“The Sacred City where humans become gods”
—Azlan White, astrologer, activist, improvisational Oracle Theatre actress, reverend and sacred space holder, executive director of Global Relief Resources

“K-Mart Heaven”
—Davi Thin, Santa Fe-based freelance writer and photographer

“Town without Pity”
—Ronnie Baxter, office supply sales, 30-year resident

“She Who Must Be Obeyed”
—Gail Snyder, writer and imagineer

“Fanta Se is so perfect…to some people the city really is a fantasy-land, to others it’s nothing but empty promises…this captures both like an inkblot test.”
—John Williams, Sandia Lab engineer

“The Different City”
—Scott Hutton, owner of Hutton Broadcasting

—Daniel Werwath, feisty Gemini

“The city with altitude and attitude”
—R Thomas Berner, professor emeritus of journalism and American studies at the Pennsylvania State University, 6-year resident

“Was it Herbert Muschamp or Garrison Keillor who first called Santa Fe an ‘Adobe Theme Park’?”
—Susan Holmes, musician and graphic designer

“The City Hall Different”
—Donalee Goodbrod, resident since 1988, former owner of The Paramount and current partner at Cafe Cafe.

“The most environmentally conscious city on the planet”
—Karen Koch, film producer

“The Sky Museum”
—James Nolan, president of Southwestern College

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