If you’ve followed New Mexicology’s weekly posts over the last few months (or just peeked at the “about” page), you know this blog has been the personal project of a writer who recently relocated to the state from the Pacific Northwest.
The move took some adjusting, both deep in my bones and on the tips of my taste buds. But the more I learned about New Mexico, especially through writing these two dozen mini-essays about its scientific side, the more I felt at home here. I knew I’d officially transitioned from Seattleite to Burqueña the night I passed tumbleweeds as I picked up tacos for a picnic in the Sandia foothills, where our dog chased lizards and got a few cactus spines in his fur.
Of course, just when I thought I’d acclimated to desert living, the Land of Enchantment surprised me yet again...Read More