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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs NM

Dog Canyon Trail, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM, December 5, 2010
Dog Canyon Trail, Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, Alamogordo NM, December 5, 2010

Implications of a short day and a low winter sun

There are implications of a short day and a low winter sun in a boondocker's world. By noon yesterday it was clear the solar panels were not going to recharge my depleted batteries without some help. so I shut down every electrical drain I could find and ran the generator for a couple of hours. That helped but I was still no where near having full batteries by nightfall. No computer and internet for me tonight. How do you spell "withdrawal" anyway? I may be needing that word.

[Update] This was the last post made in real time between now and my Thursday, December 23, 2010 - Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs NM post. Managing power consumption to enable enough laptop and internet access time to post as well as do other necessary computing proved too much of a hassle to bother with. Now that I'm settled into LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming NM with electric hookups I'll try to get back here and fill in the missing posts.

Night camp

Site 9 - Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs NM

Something Useful Can Be Artful

A life, I believe - lived well and openly - with a certain sort of careful attention to form and function - creates art - or, at the very least, inspires it. I believe that art is contained in the ordinary events, that the small things we see and hear and learn everyday provide opportunities to explore parts of ourselves or our society in a way that can actually produce art. Whether it is a story you leave behind or one you take with you, I believe that any given situation is rich with opportunities to participate in the creation of something useful that can also be artful.

Living Art - Photography By Catherine Jamieson

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