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THE REVOLT THAT CHANGED THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

The invaders had been brutal. They turned the population into slaves. Those who weren’t slaves were taxed on anything of value. When there were objections, they chopped off the right foot of every man over 15. Worst of all, they trashed the fundamental religious beliefs ingrained in each person and forced the natives to worship  Continue Reading »

COPING WITH THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT

I visited a special plant nursery last week to help me cope with California’s serious drought. It’s a nursery that specializes in California native plants – flora that survive in the arid Southern California climate of very little rain.   As I walked through the various plant displays at the Theodore Payne Foundation, I kept  Continue Reading »