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  •  surfing. . . (1+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest

    you may be from California where that activity is popular. I tried the standing-up trick a time or two, at White Sands, but ended up on my butt and preferred the face forward and laying down style. But, yes, the dunes are enjoyable for all sorts of reasons, including surfing. Thanks for posting your comment!

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 05:29:40 AM PDT

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    •  I am from over the mountain from WSMR. (1+ / 0-)
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      I grew up in the area.  I am a Native New Mexican generational.  My forefathers hunted in the mountains all around WSMR.

      •  thanks for the posting. . . (2+ / 0-)
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        your background and that area of where you were raised and lived. . .fascinating. It seems to me there is so much history worth retelling compared to the rest of New Mexico's history that seems to get the lion's share. Have you ever thought of, say, writing a diary about same? I recently wrote a diary on Meteor Crater and happened to awake a memory field of someone who was born and raised in Winslow, Arizona, which the crater is near, and that diary's epistle seemed to awaken a major dream or memory release in this person and he is in the process of writing such memoirs. So, I thought I'd mention this to you as well, gofdisks. It may be something you will find a lot of us in the DKos community are eager to reach, especially considering your a native New Mexican generational. If you would like to contact me further about this point, please do so by sending me an email to my profile account. And thanks for posting your comment, besides.

        Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

        by richholtzin on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 06:32:05 PM PDT

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        •  I'm not a writer per se. I just remember a bit (1+ / 0-)
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          here and there.  
          My 93 year old mother is reticent about revealing history because she was so shamed about her culture.
          You can see a ceramic depiction of my mother as a child near the cultural center in the historic section of Las Cruces, NM. My family is considered old "royalty" and we are treated like celebrities at the Branigan cultural center.

          •  thanks for posting, gofdisks. . . (1+ / 0-)
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            I don't see an embedded link but I will certainly look up the Branigan cultural center and get a glimpse of "royalty" (as in your mom and your family), because it's probably as close t royalty as I'll ever get. I'll check back with you and wanted you to know I'm glad I go back to former diaries and make sure everyone's comments were answered and/or addressed, such as this late posting. Thanks for doing same.

            Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

            by richholtzin on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 03:15:07 PM PDT

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