Friday, July 29, 2005


Yesterday Thomas and I had a men’s morning and went to Harry’s roadside cafĂ© on the Old Las Vegas Highway for one of my American icons, the traditional US breakfast of eggs and homefries, which we enjoyed in the cool morning sunshine of Harry’s garden; we then went into Santa Fe to pick up my resoled boots at City Shoe Repair, the best boot repair place in the region. The founder is still there, working on boots, he was a member of the US Occupation Forces after the war, taught shoe repair to folks in Kobe.

We then went to Santa Fe Plaza and strolled among the Native American sellers of beautiful crafts of all kinds at The Palace of the Governors, one of my favorite to-do’s in Santa fe; stopped in at the special La Fonda Hotel to take some pictures, then a short stroll down to Tribes at the end of an arcade - where few tourists go - for the quiet and a good coffee before heading off to the Second Street Brewery for a glass of Otowa Pale while we waited to meet a man who wanted to buy another copy of Thomas and Karen’s beautiful new book “Is Two Becomes One - The Love Book” about which more below.

The big news of my visit is that Thomas, famed for his spontaneous anecdotes, HAS FINALLY STARTED A BLOG! After going through the initial cyberwork, he is now a timeless fish in timeless water, and so many more folks can enjoy his tales and writings. His blog description and profile say it all. He started the blog off with matters concerning the new book and a related reading and booksigning he will be giving next Friday at Collected Works in Santa Fe. I won’t be here to see it unfortunately, but if you’re in the vicinity, I recommend it highly. Details are at the Santa Fe Rambler, his new blog. Enjoy.

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