Old photo #1

Found a hundred or so old photos. Here is Constant Commenter  John Hill, better known as “Johnny UK”, on one of his many stays here, riding the Qureshi’s Cebolla north of town.


There is no scientific anthropology here, for anthropology is not a science, no matter how much its young practitioners wish it to be. You can feed apples into a computer until the cows come home, but all you will get out of it is applesauce. I am defiantly an “eyeball anthropologist,” a man with what …

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“Work that does not lead directly to food should be forbidden in fall.” – Carlos Martinez del Rio

Photoblog: China, early 20th C.

A collage of sorts. Explain, improvise, interpret, or even deconstruct. UPDATE. Everyone in comments had the idea. The elements: books on China by the American Museum’s Roy Chapman Andrews, “Indiana Jones”, before he ever got to “outer” Mongolia and its fossils, and his China host, missionary, ornithologist and big game hunter Harry Caldwell. Caldwell hunted …

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The wheel turns

The great season song, the great New England song, the song that haunts me. Take it, Tom… Bron, Karen, this one is for you.

At Mark’s: Gratuitous weiner dogs plus

I took a lot of photos at my friend Mark’s “new” office in a historic building here– firearms, animal specimens, and gratuitous dogs. Rather than publish  them all in one monster post, I think I will parcel them out. Mark is a fan of bird dogs and dachshunds. He has several dachsies, plus Kena who …

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A haul of our most delicious parasitic mushroom, gathered by Simon Armijo in the White Mountains of Arizona,  100 miles west and higher and wetter than ours…