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Coco la Boca
Less horsepower, more horses.
Interests: southwest history, folklore, politics, community places
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Posted Nov 22, 2023 at Cocoposts
Posted Nov 22, 2023 at Cocoposts
Posted Nov 20, 2023 at Cocoposts
Sadie and Cat had made a scarecrow in late September for a Halloween display the kids were putting up at the barn. They stuffed straw inside clothes over a wooden frame and propped it up on the second floor deck... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2023 at Cocoposts
He noticed the crows. Their loud calls distracted him from the white noise of pain. They were circling close enough to look him in the eye. They watched as he picked his way across lava boulders in his stupid dress... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2023 at Cocoposts
There was a hidden entrance to the Cozy Y ranch house. The Colonel built a Spanish Colonial home in 1910. It sat on the mesa above the older structures on the valley floor beneath it. In one of these was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2023 at Cocoposts
I hadn't seen the Pacific in decades and it had been three years since I’d flown anywhere. A good friend invited me to drive from Seattle to San Diego along the coast. Trip planning was sketchy and flexible. But a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2023 at Cocoposts
White puffs move and gather light goose down feathers shaken from the blue sky sheet Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2023 at Cocoposts
Robert Julyan’s 1996 edition by UNM Press is the one I have. It’s pretty tattered. He dedicated the first edition to his daughter and signed this copy for my sister at a bookstore somewhere in Albuquerque. It’s dated 2/25/96. “For... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2023 at Cocoposts
Carl Raswan renamed himself for a stallion he didn’t even own. That animal's character so entranced him that when the horse died unexpectedly he made the name change official. Or maybe he didn’t like his given name, Schmidt. Anyway, it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2022 at Cocoposts
I watch the classics this time of year. My top two balance the light and dark of everything for me. The first is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Anyone who has ever chuckled at Chevy Chase or the jokes in a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2022 at Cocoposts
This time of year in some places sometimes leaves on dark twisted branches turn to real gold and the whispering grandmothers talk about us. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2022 at Cocoposts
Posted Nov 1, 2022 at Cocoposts
Angel had worked at the diner since he was eight. That was what Uncle Johnny liked to say but Angel’s earliest memory was standing on a stool washing dishes and he was probably only three or four. By eight he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2022 at Cocoposts
After the Colonel stole the land grant he fenced off the roads and trails, cutting off access to thousands of acres families had been using for a couple hundred years. Later most of it was bought by the feds for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2022 at Cocoposts
San Lorenzo Mission Cemetery, Polvadera, NM Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2022 at Cocoposts
Took another Journey with Jerry. (See previous Journal entries here and here.) San Miguel Mission The church was locked up tight. We drove around the vast parking lot and I became acutely aware of what’s under the tires - probably... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2022 at Cocoposts
So much for twitting quitter. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2022 at Cocoposts
I Quit. The new oligarchic owner with an adolescent's impulse control gave me the push I needed. I've "deactivated" my account which is apparently the closest thing to leaving Twitter you can get. No withdrawal symptoms but it's only been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2022 at Cocoposts
The Deputy was the one that got the worst deal. Sandman paid with his life. He didn’t get pardoned by President Truman like Sheriff Happy and the other guy, even though he’d only watched them torture that black veteran into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2022 at Cocoposts