Okay...now I am on the ground and in Santa Fe. We wandered into a rug gallery/store right as the owner and workers were unfurling a KICK ASS gorgeous antique Persion rug priced at......drumroll.......$250,000. Yes indeed. The rug is apparantly one of the hottest Persian rugs on the market at this time. Scroll down.
This here my friends is my very good friend Swazo. His name is Mark Swazo Hinds, but we all call him Swazo. He is is standing on his deck which sits in Pecos on 60+ acres. He is a Tesuque Pueblo Native American, a well respected artist, one of the best storytellers I have ever met and about as badass as they come.
This is my dear friend Judyth's kitchen. She is a buh-rilliant writer (she wrote a magnificent poem after 9/11 titled Wage Peace-google it.), teacher, goddess and a tremendous baker. Here is the scene as the homemade strawberry and peach pie was getting underway. Her countertop is copper!
The two Greggs. The one on the left is a long time Santa Fe resident and a fellow writer. The one on the right is a super talented graphic designer and funny as hell. His ideas never end and that is a great thing. Gregg on the left was at church that morning eating ambrosia and bumping into Shirley McLaine. Damn, I want to meet her.
Heres my good friend TODD! T-Money Cent as we lovingly refer to him. This is the latest painting he is working on. The picture doesn't do it justice-it's large and in charge and fucking amazing.