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Pass the Bottle

Born Here “The whole thing is bullshit. It’s bullshit because they’re putting all the responsibility on the low man on the totem pole.” In case it’s not already clear, this man is talking about New Mexico’s a...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Miljen Aljinovic

The Way Out

Born Here “You’re not really from here if you don’t know the way out to Pecos…” he grinned, as I keyed a reminder into my phone.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The View from Here

Born Here I first left Santa Fe at age 21, bound for a big city, excited to live somewhere with reliable public transit and mild, regular rain.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Miljen Aljinovic

Where to start?

Born Here I suppose chronologically, one would start by telling you about those friendships you make early on in college, where you know within 15 minutes of meeting someone that you will be old men one day, cackling ove...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Miljen Aljinovic

Lessons in Perspective

Born Here The contexts through which we establish our worldview can often have more of an effect on our eventual perspective than the actual events that shape it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Miljen Aljinovic

Beer For My Teachers

Born Here John Dotts personally impacted my development more so than any other teacher I’ve had in my life, before or since, but the first thing I remember will always be his unique way of bringing his classes to ord...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Miljen Aljinovic

Mixing Day Jobs

Born Here Wednesday nights at the Railyard are interesting. The average age in the room is probably about 28, shockingly low compared to Santa Fe’s norm.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Miljen Aljinovic

Green Chile and Peaches

Born Here There’s a special day toward the end of summer— that time of year when the rain has either finally come or we spend the evenings watching wildfires glow just over the Sangres. One morning, you wake up an...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Miljen Aljinovic

Truth (and Consequences)

Born Here The way we do business in this country has social implications far beyond merely butchering language for one’s own interests.

Monday, August 4, 2014 Miljen Aljinovic

The Corn Shucker’s Paradox

Born Here Have you ever watched the guy stocking corn at the grocery store? You should sometime. You’ll witness a profound detail of our psychology as a nation that primarily identifies itself as consumers. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Miljen Aljinovic
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