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THE SOURCE Kate’s Journal


Episode 26 New Mexico 1966 <img src="https://pachofaunfinished.files.wordpress.com It has been said that 'Spider Woman' taught the Navajo to weave their extraordinary blankets, but I believe that knowledge was pulled down eons ago from somewhere beyond the clouds. High above the desert plain lies the village of Acoma, called Sky City. We drove up the steep […]

THE OLD ISLETA CHURCH Kate’s Journal


Episode 25 New Mexico, 1966 “I Am Home” watercolor painting by kayti sweetland rasmussen The New Mexican July heat is invasive to the body but not to the adobe churches that hold onto the coolness of winter, releasing a gray coolness slowly throughout the summer. I have a feeling, walking into this one, that I […]

INTO THE LAND OF THE SUN Kate’s Journal


Episode 24 New Mexico, 1966 “People of the Sun” watercolor by kayti sweetland rasmussen The road leading east from Barstow is straight as a string, and the brilliant red sun resting on the highway as we drove straight into it on the second morning of our trip was eerily suggestive of an omen; but for […]

NEW BEGINNINGS Kate’s Journal


Episode 23 Fremont 1959 Mission Peak in Fremont, CA Our best friends as well as Sam’s family had all moved into this new community which incorporated in 1956 by merging five old farm districts. Business was booming with new doctors, dentists, banks etc. opening regularly. There were probably 6,000 people here when we moved; there […]

I’M BACK!


I’m back and please don’t tell me you didn’t know I was gone. Christmas arrived with great hope which soon disappeared into a miasma of hopelessness. For some reason, through no fault of my own obviously, pneumonia struck Christmas Eve, and put me into the hands of the good folk in the local hospital. It […]