Even in an age in which married adults run personal ads on Craigslist and eHarmony tries to advertise in World of Warcraft, good old-fashioned face-to-face meetings are still many people’s preferred interactions. For this year’s Love & Sex issue, SFR meets some of Santa Fe’s upcoming and established singles groups to see how they bring people together.
Few things are as romantic as partner dancing. Alternately, partner dancing is one of the few activities that enables one to put one’s hands (respectfully) on a complete stranger, twirl him or her around for several minutes and then walk away with a smile and thank-you.
Those who frequented the Plaza during summer 2010 might remember Jim McDonald as the juggling man on a large plastic ball. His current project: renovating an old bus in which to travel through Mexico bringing solar energy to rural communities without electricity.
Gunther Aron is a sculptor and jeweler who came to the United States in 1948 and studied at the Chicago Art Institute and Institute of Design. For the annual Plaza Hanukkah celebration and menorah lighting, Aron lights a 6-foot-tall welded-steel menorah he created.
Growing up, I lived in a household with parents of different faiths—who had, in their own way, moved on from the traditional Judeo-Christian environments in which they’d been raised—who didn’t really enforce either one.
Holiday music is a subtle art. For some people, energetic carols and traditional Christmas tunes are the seasonal fare. Others go in for more subdued sacred choral works, while yet others prefer a variety of classical favorites. Whatever your preference, Santa Fe has something for you.
Maury Brooks is a local artist, writer, energy worker and healer who invented a technique he calls VibraHarmonics. In his book, Pain Free, Brooks uses an everyday party balloon to explain basic VibraHarmonics techniques.