Author Archives: Brian Miller

Sketches: Behind the Chutes

Last fall I attended several local rodeos here in New Mexico: the Casper Baca Roughstock Rodeo Fall Series and the Bosque Farms Rodeo Association Fall Rodeo. Both rodeos allowed me up-close access, for which I am grateful. This kind of … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Life

The year is coming to an end, they tell me. Another one ticked off the list. Many will look back; still others will look forward. Some will tally regrets; some will make promises; some will set goals and tasks. But … Continue reading

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The Season

It is the season here in the United States and in many areas of the world. At time of careful selection, of careful transportation… At time of wondrous transformation. Happy Holidays to you from me, whatever the holiday. Whatever encourages … Continue reading

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Wyeth Country

In a small town in Southeastern Pennsylvania, one of the United States’ most renowned painters set up his studio and began to explore the light, the people, and the landscape of the area. It is a small area, tight with … Continue reading

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Rodeo Warmup

Went to a rodeo this past Halloween. Lots of them around these parts. A little warm-up.

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That Fall Light

I remember when I moved to New Mexico, 19 years ago. I met and spoke with a photographer who was leaving. ” But why?” I asked. “The light?!?” She looked out the window of the pub we were working in … Continue reading

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El Dia De Los Politicos

Each year, at the end of October and beginning of November, many of the Mexican influenced communities in the world celebrate “El Dia de los Muertos” – the Day of the Dead. It is, traditionally, a time for remembering those … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

It is Memorial Day here in the U.S. A day designated to the rememberance of those who have served in this country’s wars. It saddens me that so many men and women had to give their lives in defense of … Continue reading

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La Piñata

Fernando emerges seemingly out of nowhere. He’s been around during the entire birthday party, visiting with this guest or that, greeting each family member, grilling the carne asada. Midway through the party he emerges with her, all blonde and curvy, … Continue reading

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Sketches: Revolution

A two-fer today. And some word play and double entendres. I’ve been watching and following the developments in the Kiev, in the Crimea, in Caracas, in Bangkok, and other places. People demonstrating in the streets; people protesting, attempting to right … Continue reading

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