Gallup Journey Magazine - September 2022

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2022 September #218 J ourney gallup The Free Community Magazine

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On August 18, 2022, Governor Lujan Grisham visited the site of the drilling of a new well for the city of Gallup and announced that the state will provide 8 million in new funding to the city. This state appropriation will enable the city to drill additional wells to maintain our critical water supply until Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project delivers surface water and also to ensure that sufficient water is available as drought conditions continue in the future. These wells will not only serve the city of Gallup but also the neighboring communities in McKinley County and the Navajo Nation.


Mayor Louie Bonaguidi Councilor Linda Garcia Councilor Michael Schaaf Councilor Sarah Piano Councilor Fran Palochak


These words spoken by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham are so very true and especially here in New Mexico. The critical Navajo Gallup Water Supply project, designed to bring surface water to the Navajo Nation and the Greater Gallup community, has been delayed due to cost and design changes. Consequently, surface water from this critical project will not be available to our community until December 2030 or later, a delay of six years or more. In the interim, it is essential that we continue our efforts to conserve water and seek funding for drilling of six to eight new groundwater wells to provide vital water resources to support our community and enable it to grow.

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I will skip detailing my episode of grief and just let you know I got a pair of imitation low-top Chuck have been the 1970s and my mom didn’t have many of the tools that I am equipped with today.

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I grew up in a one-income family. My mother was a teacher and that translated to that one-income family having to be very frugal.


When I was in elementary school, we got the Rio West Mall and that meant Kinney Shoes had come to town. They carried a brand called Nike and it was a beautiful white leather sneaker with a colorful stripe. My lucky friends started wearing these shoes and I wanted a pair so badly. After I had worn out my current sneakers and it was time for a new pair, I begged my mom for those lifechanging Nikes.


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If I am at the mall and my kid breaks down for some material possession, I can just grab my wallet and pull out a piece of plastic to purchase it. Some bank I have never been in and a bank that I have never met one of its employees has been so nice to have given me a piece of plastic and a spending limit. We have made the transition from no money no shoes, to no money new shoes. In 1913 we get the comic strip Keeping Up with the Joneses that depicts one family’s struggle of keeping up with their neighbors. That year the United States had almost $3 Billion dollars of debt which represented 3.2% of the GDP. When I was begging for those sneakers our country’s debt was still only 26.7% of GDP. Today our debt is over 105% of our Gross Domestic Product which translates to we don’t produce enough to pay our debts. With a debt over $30 Trillion dollars, I can see the difficulty of paying that. It is our idea of borrowing now and paying later, keeping up with the Joneses, and all the other material wealth equals selfworth that have gotten us here. Don’t worry nothing is going to change, our children’s debt in 2050 is projected to be over $150 Trillion dollars. Comic strips and the introduction of credit cards can be cultural shifts. Something for us to ponder during our working retirement years.

Thank you for your ongoing love and suppor t! The management and staff of the AWC El Morro RV Park, Cabins & Ancient Way Café elmorro nm com • elmorror v@gmail com • 505 783 4612 Near mile marker 46 on Hw y 53, one mile east of El Morro National Monument Entrance

EasyEvil September 2022 Issue #218 All Rights Reserved. No articles, photos, illustrations, advertisements, or design elements may be used without expressed written permission from the publisher, Gallup Journey Inc. This publication is distributed with the understanding that the information presented is from many sources, for which there can be no warranty or responsibility by the publisher as to accuracy, originality, or completeness. It is distributed with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in making product endorsements, recommending health care or treatments, providing instruction, or recommending that any reader participate in any activity or behavior described in the publication. The opinions of the contributors to this publication belong to them and do not reflect the opinions of the editors or publishers. Gallup Journey Magazine 505-722-3399 • 210 E. Aztec Ave. • PO Box 2187 • • Don’t want to miss an issue, subscribe to the Gallup Journey - one year $45. Thanks to Contributorsourthis month: Jennifer Holmes Julianna Ellis, El Morro National Monument Kenneth Maxymowich Richard Rhor Erec Toso, El Morro Arts KennethMicheleChuckRichardAmalioEdithCouncilIwanMaduenoRhorVanDrunenLaughingReevesRiege Publishers: Daisy & Jason Arsenault Chuck & Jenny Van Drunen Managing Editor: Aileen Steigerwald Staff: Christine Carter Do you have a cool local story you want to share with the Journey? Send your story gallupjourney@gmail.comto Contents Cover Photo: Lichen, Matt Davis 8 Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial 18 Walking in Beauty Daisy Arsenault, RD 19 Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship for Navajo Women Names 2022 Winners Jennifer Holmes 20 Camel Corps Returns to El Morro National Monument Julianna Ellis, Park Guide El Morro Nat ional Monument 26 Zuni and It’s Beauty Kenneth Maxymowich 34 We are being Guided Richard Rhor 36 Jetsonorama, aka Chip Thomas, to speak in El Morro-Erec Toso, El Morro Arts Council 38 Numbers, Numbers, and More Numbers Michele Laughing-Reeves 40 Event Calendar 42 Summer Season Orlinda Williams 44 Green Beans Edith Iwan 46 People Reading 48 Questions for Amalio Madueno, Small Business Development Center UNM-Gallup 50 R.E.M. Chuck Van Drunen 51 Treasure 52 Gallup 12s 54 The Santa Fe National Cemetery Kenneth Riege 56 Opinion Poll September 2022 7

Every August our community looks forward to the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial event. This grand display of Native American culture brings guests to Gallup from all around the world. This year we celebrated our centennial Ceremonial and once again the dancers, rodeo participants, and queen contestants shined. We know that this wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of volunteers that make this such an incredible event. We look forward to the next 100 years of the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial.


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• Quesadilla: Spread a mixture of ¼ cup low-fat cream cheese and 2 tablespoons salsa onto a whole-wheat tortilla. Add lettuce or blackWhenbeans.sending kids to school with an after-school snack when a refrigerator isn’t available, pack nourishing, shelf-stable foods, suchWhole-wheatas: cereal, trail mix, energy bars, granola bars, whole-wheat bagels, popcorn. Carrot and celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, bellGrapes,peppers.applesauce, bananas, apples, oranges, plums, dried fruit.

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• Easy Scrambled Egg: Toast a slice of whole-grain bread. Scramble an egg. Layer in a heatproof sundae glass with chunky salsa.

Providing a snack that is full of vitamins and minerals and within a good calorie count is what you should be aiming for. Planning ahead and packing these with you in the car is a good way to save time and money.

Here are a few ideas:

• Burger on the go: Cook a veggie or turkey burger. Serve with cherry tomatoes and whole-grain bun. Add ketchup or mustard.

Having a planned healthy snack for after school is a great idea to keep your kiddo healthy and strong. Many kids are on the run to an afterschool practice and need the good nutrition.

• Smoothie: Blend one cup frozen fruit of choice with ½ cup each vanilla yogurt and 100% fruit juice of choice and add granola at the top. Serve in a to-go cup.

What is Considered a Healthy Snack?

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• Dip with Veggies: Try a new flavor of hummus, red pepper, garlic or even the traditional. Serve with whole-grain bread, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes.

By Jennifer Holmes

Julie’s Helpers MeMorial scHolarsHip for NavaJo WoMeN NaMes 2022 WiNNers

Krystal Laughing will receive a $2500 schol arship to complete her studies in psychology and social work. Paige Laughing earned a $1000 award from the scholarship committee as she completes her degree in elementary education. Both women are from Rock Springs, NM, just north of Gallup and both maintain a 3.9 GPA as they complete their lastKrystalsemesters.Laughing plans to obtain a graduate degree in Social Work and return to the Navajo Nation to help individuals and families connect with their traditional values to heal and overcome adversity. She says, “In Navajo tradition, k’é, or kinship is foundational in helping your communi ty and even those who have fallen off their path.” Her own strong extended family and her rigorous coursework at UNM has inspired and prepared her to become a Social Worker.

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Paige Laughing is currently doing her student teaching in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the Navajo Nation. This semester she will take over the teaching and management of a first-grade class under the supervision of her mentor teacher. Paige notes that at times it has been challenging to keep her high GPA, teach full time and raise her threeyear old daughter. But with the help of her parents, she has been able to persevere and succeed. Paige also intends to complete graduate work in educa tion after she graduates in December 2022. Both Krystal and Paige will be first generation college graduates in their family. They honor the sacrifices their parents, Dalpha and Malcolm Laughing made to help keep them striving for col lege degrees. In addition, both women remember the strong influence of their maternal grandmother who helped raise them. Everyday their grandma, who did not speak English and had never been to school, would tell them, “Nizhónígo da’ íínolta’ shiyazhi,” “Go to school in beauty.”

Scholarships are based on academic merit, ded ication to serving the Navajo people and financial need. Donations are appreciated and can be made at julieshelpers.comor sent to White Rock Presby terian Church, 310 Rover Blvd., White Rock NM 87547. More information about Julie Meadows, the scholarship application forms, past winners and photos can be seen at the scholarship website,

Two Navajo sisters will be graduating from the University of New Mexico at the end of 2022 with support from the Julie’s Helpers Memorial Schol arship administered by White Rock Presbyterian Church.Thescholarship honors the memory of Julie Meadows, a young mother and LANL employee who died of a brain tumor in 2009. Before her death, Julie had been inspired by the resilience of Navajo women and desired to positively impact life on the Reservation. Her family, church, friends, and community have supported the scholarship for eleven years, raising over $40,000 for 25 scholar ships since 2011.

The camel experiment, dubbed by many as the “United States Camel Corps”, passed through western New Mexico and El Morro in the fall of 1857 on their way to California. Led by the experienced Lt. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, the expedition was looking to survey a new route through the west and at the same time test the use of camels as pack animals in the desert. At the time western travel was sluggish, dangerous, and unpredictable. In 1855, the government took action and appropriated funds for the experiment. Over the next two years, the USS Supply successfully brought 75 camels to America from overseas, traversing the Atlantic Ocean not once but twice. Once the camels arrived on American soil their mission was far from complete. Throughout the next two years, these camels would be tested and pushed to their limits in some of the most inhospitable lands in North America.

In 1857, one of the strangest expeditions ever passed by the towering cliff face of El Morro. Mounted and packed to the fullest, a caravan of camels marched forward over a long and difficult path.

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The “ships of the desert”, as they were called, proved to be the real deal. Initial speculation was all but forgotten after several months in the wilderness. Lt. Beale was so impressed by the camels he declared that “the harder the test they are put to the more fully they seem to justify all that can be said of them.” The expedition found that the camels “were capable of packing one thousand pounds apiece and of traveling with their load from thirty to forty miles per day all the while finding their own feed over an almost barren country.” Along with the camels came drovers who knew how to care for them. Vibrant and charismatic, these men, like the camels, faced similar challenges in a foreign land. Some of these names still live on in legend, like the very colorful Hadji Ali, known better by his counterparts as “Hi

By Julianna Ellis, Park Guide El Morro National Monument

Through the efforts of the National Park Service and the sponsorship of Western National Parks Association, El Morro National Monument is bringing back to life the United States Camel Corps.

Photo: Camel Corps expert Doug Baum brings living history (complete with live camels) to El Morro to recreate the expedition of 1857. 2022

This September El Morro National Monument is bringing back to life the history of the “United States Camel Corps.” The Camel Corps Commemoration will take place at El Morro National Monument on Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11st. Gates to the monument will open at 9:00 a.m. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., presentations on camels will be offered throughout the day including historical reenactments by camel expert Doug Baum and educational programs by park rangers. Visitors will also have the special opportunity to see camels up close. For more information, please call El Morro Visitor Center at 505-783-4226 ext. 801 or visit us online at www.nps. gov/elmo or Come celebrate a day long ago, when camels walked past El Morro and into the pages of history. 2022 21

NPS Photo: A camel takes a well-deserved break under the cliffs of El Morro. The camels used by the Camel Corps would have carried as much as a thousand pounds! Jolly.” These men were essential to the success of the expedition and kept the crew in cheerful spirits. The caravan charted a route that would later become Highway 53. They passed El Morro and the Pueblo of Zuni. What a curious sight these camels must have been to the natives, who from the rooftops watched as they passed through the valley. As the expedition marched onward into Arizona, the camels continued to persevere through the unforgiving desert country. Finally arriving at their destination near Los Angeles on November 10th, 1857, the camels were welcomed on the dusty streets by a crowd of curious faces. Having achieved their goal with high praise, the “ships of the desert” proved to be both effective and adaptive in North America. However, fate would have it that the widespread use of camels would never come to fruition. With the onset of the Civil War and the expansion of railroads west, the allure of the camel became less and less. The government finally abandoned the experiment, eventually selling the camels to various buyers at a loss. The camel mystique, however, lived on for some time, with sightings of wild camels in the Southwest as late as the 1930s. For many Americans today, the camel experiment is nothing more than a mirage on the horizon of history, fading slowly into the ambiguity of the past.

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Four Directions. Sounds simple enough but I’ve been in Zuni long enough to know I simply cannot follow directions here. Not even. My last outing to finally meet a special dear friend required an escort by her brother so that worked quite well. Finding April Unkestine and her husband Freddie Leekya in Black Rock was a challenge (on my part) but was such a pleasure and well worth the wait. We sat down in their beautiful home to talk about one of Zuni’s most talented silversmiths April Unkestine.Growing up in Zuni New Mexico, April shared a home with her large family including her grandmother, grandfather, Aunt Victoria and Victoria’s children. She recalls growing up by the river and modestly. “I didn’t have much. I didn’t have a lavish life, but we got by with what we had. I was taught to be independent and appreciate my blessings.” Even before making jewelry, April had the spirit of an entrepreneur. With her friend Connie, April would make plain and red chili popcorn in small brown bags to sell in the neighborhood. They were trying to raise money to go to games and the Saturday Night Dances at the old Rec Hall. I can tell you she has not stopped promoting her beautiful art! Just in the last month while I’ve been here in Zuni, I have discovered April’s jewelry at Gallup Ceremonial, Santa Fe’s Market, countless galleries, countless retail spaces and all-over social media.

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At an early age, and still in high school, April Unkestine was starting a family. April’s Mom Elizabeth came to realize the reality of the situation and provide her daughter with silver and told her this is the way you can support yourself and your new family. In the household at this time, her grandmother had medical issues and her eyesight was diminishing so she could not support April. Her Grandmother would babysit though as April tended classes in the morning then rushed home to make jewelry. At this time, she would sell to the Zuni CO OP. April’s Grandparents were Joseph and Nellie Unkestine. “ I grew up in a home where my Grandparents were self-employed. Their jewelry was similar to the “Dishta” style. I would watch and admire their jewelry, but I didn’t pick up on their work.” April’s Aunt Victoria was her biggest influence, and her creations today are still similar to her aunt’s jewelry. She tells me she was also influenced greatly by Lee and Mary Tucson. Lee was April’s Grandmother’s brother, and she greatly admired their sun face jewelry. April Unkestine’s sun faces are recognized worldwide and unfortunately lately have been widely copied

nottaking,beautiful,masterpieces,asbreatheetcandtheadjectivesabove.InthewordsofAprilUnkestine,“IlovethatIcancreatesimilar jewelry that my mom and others before them have made. Those who are no longer with us. My newest design and style with the sun face in the middle, I call Beautiful Life. All my life I have loved pottery and the meanings to the designs on most pottery, so I wanted to incorporate that into my sun face. One day Beautiful Life came to be. I was sitting at my desk and finished working on my pieces. There was a postcard on my desk with a circular pottery design and by design one of my pieces of jewelry fell next to the pottery picture. I was like “Wow”, this could be an amazing piece of jewelry, so I called to Freddie. I was telling him this is nice and I’m going to try make this! I went to get some silver and after trial and error ended up with a heavier plate. I did the sun face in the middle and then decided to put these drops around it symbolizing September 2022 27

by foreign entities disguised as artists. April explains “The sun face is the giver of life. We all pray to the Father Sun in the morning for blessings, strength and long Freddielife.”Leekya is the Grandson of Leekya Deyuse and now incredibly famous in his own rite with his amazing fetishes. Once Freddie and April got together, they did work together. They created jewelry similar to Freddie’s family and made unsigned nickel size fish scale earrings. April also tried her hand at fetishes making Red Foxes and Zuni Women. Since starting out creating jewelry and her family, April has been self-employed most of her life. She has been making jewelry so long now that at times she doesn’t even recognize her own work! This is April’s recollection of one funny story! “I buy my supplies at Zuni Co Op. Arvella who manages the store asked me one day as I was buying supplies to see a piece she found, and it was old. I looked at the bolo and I asked Arvella why she would buy such a piece. The sun face looked horrible and ugly lol. Then when we flipped it over, I recognized my signature!” 15 years later we describe her jewelry

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We Are Being Guided

As Francis of Assisi said on his deathbed, “I have done what is mine; may Christ teach you what is yours!” [1] Father Richard teaches that discernment begins with an authentic trust in God’s presence and guidance: e full life of faith becomes a life of deep joy and rest. Once we are “gra ed to the Vine,” to use Jesus’ words (see John 15:4–5), we don’t have to be anxious about many things (see Luke 10:41). We don’t have to be worried about the next moment or about tomorrow (see Matthew 6:34). We can trust that we are being guided; in fact, almost everything is seen as guidance. Our ability to trust that there is guidance available allows it to become guidance! Basically, we switch from the xing, fully understanding, and controlling mode to the trusting, listening, and allowing mode. en we start allowing the Divine Flow instead of stopping it with a “no” or a question mark.eSpirit in us knows how to use everything that happens to bring about healing and growth. We can trust that “God is even in this!” at does not mean we shouldn’t work to change and improve things; in fact, quite the contrary. But when our rst heart and soul response is a “yes” and not a “no,” then we can experience God in the moment and see guidance in the events of our lives. We can trust that nothing is wasted. If there are changes and xes that have to be made, we can now take care of them in an appropriate, calm, and positive way. at is what characterizes a mature believer in any religion. Faith, as we see in the Hebrew Scriptures and Jesus’ usage of them, is much closer to our words “trust” or “con dence” than it is about believing doctrines to be true. Simply believing doctrines demands almost no ego-surrender or real change of the small self. Holding con dence that God is good, God can be trusted, and God is actively involved in my life is a much more powerful and e ective practice. is is the practical power of biblical faith. Faith- lled people are, quite simply, usable for larger purposes because they live in and listen to a much Larger RichardSelf.

—Ilia Delio, Franciscan Prayer

About the Center for Action and Contemplation: e Center for Action and Contemplation, in Albuquerque New Mexico, is an educational nonpro t that introduces spiritual seekers to the contemplative Christian path of transformation. We o er teachings by our core faculty that are rooted in Christian mystical traditions and point to our intrinsic oneness with God and each other. Founded by Franciscan Richard Rohr in 1987, our programs and resources are designed to help deepen prayer practice and strengthen compassionate engagement in the world. Learn more about our organization at or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Adapted from Richard Rohr, A Spring within Us: A Book of Daily Meditations (Albuquerque, NM: CAC Publishing, 2016), 334–335; and Essential Teachings on Love, selected by Joelle Chase and Judy Traeger (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018), 88.

[1] Francis of Assisi, quoted by omas of Celano, e Remembrance of the Desire of a Soul, chapter 162, in Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 2, e Founder (New York: New City Press, 2000), 386.

shares that contemplative practice helps us grow in such trusting faith: From my own experience, I know I need a contemplative practice. Some form of the prayer of quiet is necessary to touch me at the unconscious level, the level where deep and lasting transformation occurs. From my place of prayer, I am able to understand more clearly what is mine to do and have the courage to do it.


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“What will happen if I really trust God’s love for me and allow God to direct my life?”

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Jetsonorama, aka Chip Thomas, to Speak In El Morro: Art. Activism, and Healing

An elderly woman, for example, gazes at viewers from a wall of an old roadside booth. A grandchild smiles next to her. The work is juxtaposed against an open expanse of desert stretching miles to a ridge of mountains in the distance. It’s not a scene one would expect to find in the middle of emptiness, and that’s the point: to surprise, to provoke, to awaken, to kick imagination into action, to reframe perspective, to see the beauty right in front of us.

By Erec Toso, El Morro Area Arts Council

In addition to Thomas’s work, the project brings artists to the area to create murals that reflect the life and landscape of the Navajo Reservation. The project helps promote what Thomas calls “big art outside,” and strives to create beauty and wellness in places not usually considered sites of art. Thomas will be presenting his thoughts and work at the Old School Gallery on October 9 at 2pm. This event is sponsored by the El Morro Area Arts Council. The Old School Gallery is located on highway 53 east of the El Morro National Monument, at approximately mile marker 46. For more information about the Painted Desert Project go to Stay in touch about this event through the El Morro Area Arts Council Facebook page.

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Remote water tanks, abandoned buildings, and living walls double as canvases for what Chip Thomas calls street art – portraits, scenes, landscapes, wildlife – on the Navajo Reservation. Street art reflects the life Thomas finds around him as a working physician at Inscription House Health Center. His work strives to tell stories of the people and place he calls home. As a physician, artist, and activist, Thomas integrates his work promoting physical health with “visual stories,” images that reflect the beauty and resilience of the communities he serves. Like medicine, art works to heal through story, and Thomas strives to tell stories of land, people, andHebeauty.landed in Arizona through work with the Public Health Service Corps, a program that funded medical education in exchange for service in thatcommunityasarea.andphotographsadherework.isthelandthewantshistoThomascommunities.under-representedOvertime,hasworkedbothhealandtoearntrustinnewcommunity.Hehisarttorepresentbeautyofthepeopleandheencountered.Oneofhisprojects,calledPaintedDesertProject,hisbestknown,ongoingThomasbegantoenlargementsofhisonbuildingsstructuresaroundtheThesemuralsservedabeginningtoalargerofmuraliststhencontributedtheirwork to the area.

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By Michele Laughing-Reeves When you were young every birthday was celebrated with a song and several candles that correspond to the number of trips you’ve taken around the Sun. Turning one was a big deal, and the party was a bigger deal despite you having no memories of it. Then you turned two, and your parents braced themselves for the terrible-two year. The third through twelfth birthdays blur into one big lump, and somewhere along the way, you remember the cake and the gifts. A few more milestone birthdays later, you are no longer announcing your age and just eating two servings of cake to mark the occasion. It’s just a number, right? Nope, that number is significant. Numbers are not for math only; you’ll be surprised how many times you have used numbers in one day. For the Navajos, the number four is culturally significant. We have four sacred mountains, four directions, four colors, four main clans, four seasons, and we are in the fourth world. For other tribes, other numbers like two, for duality or opposition, three, for three sacred sites or three phases of dawn, and for some tribes the number seven is symbolic for the worlds above or the number of clans. The number nine is usually the number of days healing ceremonies or festival last. Numbers hold cultural value, representing the way of the universe for indigenous people; therefore, these numbers should be respected.

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Golf isn’t a race but having the least number of strokes by the end of 27-hole course makes you the winner. At some point in your day, you have made a purchase of some sort. A cup of Americano at Starbucks is about five dollars, a meal at McDonald’s is about ten dollars, gasoline at the pump is between three and four dollars per gallon, and a bottle of water from the vending machine is one dollar and fifty cents. If you bring a friend, then some

If you’re an athlete, numbers are everything. You want to finish the season 14 and “oh” (0). When the buzzer goes off, you want your team to have the larger number of points. Weightlifters train to out lift their opponents by lifting more weights. But not all athletes win with higher numbers, cross country runners aim for the fastest time, and to win the meet, a team must place all their runners in lower numbered positions, like the top 10. A perfect score of 15 occurs when a team’s five runners place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, which is rare. All race-to-end sports are timed and may require photo-finish photography to decide the victor.

If you are a student, you definitely have a math class on your schedule. You either love math because you understand numbers and how they fit into equations, or you don’t like math because you don’t understand the equations or the application of the equations. The numbers themselves are not the problem, it’s what to do with the numbers that is the hang up. To complicate things, the number’s meaning changes when you put a negative sign in front of it, and we all can feel the huge difference between 320 C and -320 C. Then, add a square root symbol or an exponent, now the number has changed again. To further complicate things, science gets into the mix when scientific notations are used to shorten extremely large numbers, like the distance from Earth to Pluto in miles, or extremely small numbers, like the weight of an electron. Try multiplying two numbers written in scientific notation, and you’ll understand that the difficulty, for many, is with the equation and not the individual numbers.

Numbers, Numbers, and More Numbers a

Meanwhile, in the daily bustle of work, school, sports, and shopping, numbers take on a whole different, perhaps challenging, meaning. Silversmiths, for example, can compute math in their heads, without needing paper-and-pencil or a calculator. I’ve stood by at local jewelry supply stores and watched in amazement how silversmiths quickly add, multiply, divide, and subtract how much silver they need, if they have the budget, and how many jewelry pieces can be made from a sheet of silver. When they get the silver home, they start the next level of math— geometry. Silversmiths can literally teach consumer math, just take a good look at a bracelet or circular stamp work or needlepoint settings to appreciate the accuracy of the math. That is also the case for weavers, potters, bead workers, and other skilled craftsperson.

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of these costs will double. You get the point, these numbers are ingrained parts of our lives, so when we arrive in New York City and noticed that that same cup of Americano costs six dollars and not the five dollars you’re used to, it matters. The number matters, it’s more. As you can see, numbers are underrated. I bet most of you are using that middle school math right now without realizing it. You may be using it to calculate how many half-cups of melted butter goes into a tripled cake recipe—because you just hit the Big 50. Don’t get hung up on how old you are, put it into perspective and appreciate the number of experiences and memories made in all those years, those months, those days, those hours, those minutes, and the exponential number of seconds (which is 1.57 X 109 for a 50-year-old).

A community-based social justice group show at the intersection of alcoholism, the MMIW homelessness,movement,andcultural preservation featuring five local artists and a variety of 2D and 3D media. BeCause will be on view through October 1.



SEPTEMBER 2 Red Chile Cheese Enchilada Relay For Life Fundraiser Available for Pick-up or Delivery Friday, September 2 $12 per dozen Pick-up available from 11 am to 2 pm at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church 1121 W. Lincoln in Gallup (Across from the North Side DeliveriesMcDonalds)will start at Noon (Limited to Gallup City)

PROSE, POETRY AND STORYTELLING - 7 PM Whether you enjoy writing and sharing your work with others or simply enjoy listening to the talents of others, you’ll enjoy this group. Hosted by the Gallup Masonic Center, 4501 E. Hwy 66. For information, call or text 505-615-8053

SEPTEMBER 10 LOOM Indigenous Arts Gallery presents: Hataałiinez Wheeler

Bunco Game Night Relay For Life Fundraiser 6:00 pm, $20 per person RSVP by August 30 to Amber (505) 401-8451 The Church of Christ - 1000 E. Green Avenue-Gallup Sponsored by the Camino de Esperanza Relay For Life Team

Event participants are encouraged to wear a mask! The Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event will take place in Gallup on Friday evening September 9 at the Courthouse Square. All survivors of cancer are invited to attend and be our honored guests! Survivor registration begins at 5:00 pm and all those registering will receive free tee shirts (while supplies last). The Opening Ceremony begins at 6:00Relayp.m.Teams hope residents of Gallup and our neighbors will come out for Relay For Life! The closing ceremony will be held at Midnight - a time to celebrate our accomplishments with all festivities ending at 1:00 am. Relay is a celebration of life, both for those who have survived this menace and for those who have cared for them. It is also a time to remember those we have lost. Throughout Relay there will be activities for all ages including games, special laps, teams selling items and food, and more at their campsites. Visitors are welcome to walk the track along with Team members. Teams are required 40 September 2022




YES I DO! I want a copy of God's message of strenth, hope and love. (Psalms and Proverbs). I understand there is no charge. IT IS FREE!

Join U.S. Camel Corps reenactor Doug Baum, his camels, and park staff at El Morro National Monument from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2022, for the Camel Corps Commemoration event. Over one hundred and fifty years ago, one of the United States’ most unique expeditions passed by the towering cliff face of El Morro. A camel expedition sponsored by the US government passed through this area enroute to California in 1857, leaving their unique mark in place and time. Mounted and packed to the fullest, U.S. Army camels proved their potential for western travel. Come discover the importance of camels in American History through reenactments and educational programs on this special September weekend. This free event features programs by Camel Corps expert Doug Baum and his live camels, talks by historian Jerry Snow, hands-on activities and crafts for kids, and programs by park rangers.Themonument is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Presentations and children's programming will run from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. A free shuttle bus will provide service from the Old School Gallery parking lot to El Morro Visitor Center. For more information, please call the El Morro Visitor Center at (505) 783-4226 x801 or visit us online at or elmorro.nps.

To Place Orders Call one of the following: 505-409-9026 (Lisa) 505-409-5832 (Margaret) 504-232-3973 505-387-1197(Mona)(Tammy)


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE – GALLUPMcKINLEY “Wish Upon a Cure!” 5:00 pm Friday, September 9 through 1:00 am Saturday, September 10 (see schedule below)


A show of pieces of personal history, of internal and external exploration, of discovering who you are and where you come from. Opening on Saturday, September 10 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. ArtsCrawl. Show Opening: BeCause 7:00 – 9:00 pm (during ArtsCrawl) ART123 Gallery

Sponsored by The Family Affair Relay For Life Team

The Camels are Coming to El Morro National Monument

SEPTEMBER 21 Wine & Painting: Farmhouse 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, ART123 Gallery Have a creative night out!$35/person

COMMUNITY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP - 7 PM Open to all who have suffered a loss and are struggling to deal with it. There is no cost. Hosted by the Gallup Masonic Center, 4501 E. Hwy 66. For information, call or text 505-615-8053



to have someone walking on the track at all times. It is a fun!orcommunity.environmentfamily-friendlyfortheentireNoalcohol,smokingpetsareallowed.ItisgreatCome,andoncethereyou’ll probably find it hard to leave. There are many moments that create the Relay experience. The Survivors Lap starts off Relay. Survivors are invited to circle the track together with their caregivers. Relay For Life 2022 Schedule 5:00 pm Survivor Registration 5:45 pm Survivor Photo -Blessing 6:00 pm Opening Ceremony 7:00 pm Purse Auction 8:00 pm Activities 10:00 pm Luminaria Ceremony and quiet laps of reflection 10:30 pm Activities resume Midnight Closing Ceremony! 1:00 am Relay Ends! See you next year! Volunteers are most welcome to assist with set-up Friday beginning at 1:00 pm and throughout the day, and/or cleanup. Call Joyce (505) 862-1457 or Linda (505) 297-9515 if this is a way you can support the cause.

A group for those who enjoy friendly discussion of current and other interesting topics with others where all opinions are valued. Hosted by the Gallup Masonic Center, 4501 E. Hwy 66. For information, call or text 505-6158053

Camille's Sidewalk Cafe Events: Sept. 2nd Friday Night Rides – Cars & Coffee- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Green Chile sale (All proceeds to be donated to the Community Pantry) Sept 10th ArtsCrawl Sept 24th Open Mic Night 7pm to Sept9pm30th Last day of Watermelon Mint Tea 505-721-1000


BeCause Artist Talk 6:00 pm, ART123 Gallery Join us for a discussion at the intersection of art and social justice in-person at ART123 Gallery or online via a live-stream on the @ gallupARTS Facebook page.


SEPTEMBER 24 NorthFest 2022 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Larry Brian Mitchell Rec Center Parking CelebrateLotcommunity through arts and crafts, hands-on activities, storytelling, live music, games, face painting, and all kinds of family fun! El Morro Area Arts Council presents The Ninth Annual Poetry Synergy Fest: Poetry Fusion with Dance! Music! Art! 7:00 pm at The Old School Gallery located two miles east of El Morro National Monument on NM Highway 53. SEPTEMBER 25 El Morro Area Arts Council presents in honor of Native American Day, Outstanding Artists of the Senior Class of 2022 and 2023 from Ramah Navajo, Zuni and Ramah High Schools. The show Grand Opening and Reception will be held on September 25 from 2pm to 4pm at The Old School Gallery located 2 miles east of El Morro National Monument on NM Highway 53. Everyone is invited to attend. These young artists› work will be on display and available for sale until Dec. 18,2022. SEPTEMBER 29

The hot beams of father sun

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In Ya’iish jaas chili (June) is a time to cultivate the cornfield Men plowed with horses as the children dash seeds into the ground


Summer is beautiful it brings corn, squash, tobacco and beans

The women are busy butchering and preparing meal

The smell of summer rain

The Blue Twilight represents the summer Salt woman reins the southern horizon and anchors the sun Summer pilgrimage is made to the sacred salt lake in Zuni Summer is beautiful it brings the male rain and thunder

In Ya’iish jaash tsoh (July) means the plants has sprout in the cornfield Summer is the season of the Enemy Way ceremony for warriors

Men and women dressed in their traditional regalia dance in a circle Summer is beautiful as it brings healing and mud clowns

In Bini anit aa tso si (August) the crops ripe and young animals are ready for the market

Receive blessing from the mud clowns

The animals cried for their little ones as they are hauled away When livestock are sold necessities, supplies are purchased and stored for winter Summer is beautiful as it draws people together at the trading post Enjoy the summer

NEVER Drink & Drive Thank you to all the law enforcement officers that were there to protect and help us, and work ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT, while we're sleeping, to get drunk drivers off the roads. WE APPRECIATE YOU. Thank you to the many community members that helped also. HELP AVAILABLEIS The505-726-8249McKinley County DWI Program 2105 E. Aztec Ave. 12-week Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program 9 hours a week: Group and individual sessions YOU ARE NOT ALONE YOU CAN STAY SOBER Photo credit: Genevieve Jackson September 2022 43

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If you want to have a success in your garden then plant some green beans. They don’t take much space and you get a lot of beans from a small plot. This isn’t the right time to plant but is the right time to eat beans from the store or farmer’s market and think about planting them next year. The broad bean has been found in Iron age settlements but the green bean and many other beans goes back to Peru. They spread throughout the Americas by migrating native people. In many countries the beans continue to play a large role in their diet. The Spanish explorers took the bean back to Europe in the 16th century.There are two basic growth habits for green beans (also called Snap beans or String beans):

Pole varieties grow long vines that may reach 10 to 15 feet and require a trellis or staking. They also produce beans over a longer time. Bush beans grow compactly about two feet tall and produce all of their beans in two to three weeks. Their small size makes them ideal for container gardening. Most are green but there are purple, red, yellow, and streaked beans. They are either round or flattened in shape. Most are 5 to 7 inches long but some are a foot or a yard long. When you have decided on what kind of bean to plant, you will need to decide where to put them. Pole beans can be planted in a row with a trellis type of support for them or in a tepee arrangement with a pole in the middle and strings from the top anchored to the ground where you will plant the seeds. Place your support before you plant the beans so you don’t disturb roots and can plant the seed where your string meets the ground. Bush beans can be planted in rows or containers.Selecta site that has sun most of the day. If you planted beans before, rotate your site (it keeps down


If you haven’t grown beans in this spot, use a Rhizobium inoculant to increase yield. Plant the seed directly into the garden as they don’t like their roots disturbed. Wait to plant until the soil is warm to the touch and all danger of frost is past and there is a forecast for warm weather the next 5 days. If bean seeds sit in cold soil to many days they will rot. The soil should be enriched with compost but not manure. Plant seeds 1” deep and by the string or trellis for pole beans. Bush beans are planted 1” deep and 2 to 4 inches apart in rows 2 ½ to 3 feet apart or plant them in a container. Keep the soil moist especially after flowering and during bean development. This prevents blossom drop and small bean size. Putting a mulch around the plants can keep plants from drying out. Avoid high nitrogen fertilizer. Bush beans produce so quickly fertilizer may not be needed. Use a balanced nutrition fertilizer for pole beans 10-10-10, nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium. Expect to harvest your beans in six to eight weeks. Pick your beans at about a regular pencil size and any length you like as long as the seeds inside the pod are not enlarging (beans are tougher). They can be eaten raw in salads, cooked as a side dish or soup, in a casserole, or pickled. Edith Iwan

is a Cibola-McKinley County Master Gardener who lives and works in Thoreau. As a Master Gardener she assists the County Cooperative Extension Service in providing accurate, research-based gardening information to county residents. If you have any gardening questions, please call the NMSU Cibola County Extension at 505-287-9266 or NMSU McKinley County Extension at 505-863-3432 September 2022 45


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The Garcia family and Natalie Jones in Italy. Ben with Morgan on his first solo flight

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Send in your travel adventures to us, while reading the gallupjourney@gmail.comJourney.

Justin and Natalia Junedoza Block Island, RI enjoying the beach and reading the Journey.

Scottish Highlands with our guide Duncan dressed like a true Highlander. Cheryl Meadows, Kaitlyn, Troy, and Brenda Holley.

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Taking Stock of Your Resources -- Keys to Business Success

3. The Business Planning Process: Industry and Market analysis

Question 1: Welcome to Gallup and our Small Business Develop Center. What attracted you to Gallup and your new position?a)

8. Finance I: overview of commercial finance & financial documents

4. Legal Issues and Bankruptcy: what is the right legal form

d) Curiosity: Over the years I have been to Gallup on various consulting visits, as well as exploring the area north to Farmington and Chaco and south to Zuni, Reserve, Apache Canyon and Silver City. I find the region interesting because of its Native American culture, because of its geographical beauty and there are some nice golf courses and I always have my clubs in the trunk.

c) Small Business Runs In My Family: Born in the USA, I am a child of parents and grandparents of Mexican and Native American descent who came first to Arizona and New Mexico in 1900-1905, later settling in southern California. On both sides of my family, they made their way in American society by establishing their own small businesses and succeeding.

Yes, I am a certified NXLEVEL Entrepreneurship instructor. Since 2001 I have been teaching at least one 8-to-10-week NXLEVEL course with 10-20 students interested in starting or expanding their businesses. Types of businesses that have benefited from my NXLEVEL include: light manufacturing, food manufacturing, retail, human services, health, agriculture, construction, forestry, arts, livestock, janitorial, drilling and mining, etc. (this is only a partial list).

7. Marketing II: what is my market?

b) My Background in SBDC Work: I came to New Mexico in 1991 to work in the Santa Fe SBDC office. Randy Grissom, state director at the time (later SFCC President), hired me to provide technical assistance out of Santa Fe Community College. Since I had been running multi-state federal grant programs out of Washington DC and Baltimore, Randy brought me in to assist the SBDC as well as the City of Santa Fe’s HUD-funded Small Business Development Program (SBDP). My contract involved both the SBDC and SBDP jobs. The SBDP was a $500k loan guarantee fund set up to assist local high risk small businesses with accessing bank loans. A consortium of local banks had an agreement with the City of Santa Fe to provide loans to high-risk small businesses provided that they received my SBDC technical assistance and were covered by the City’s HUD-funded 50% loan guarantee. I assisted many local restaurants, retailers, small manufacturers and service providers with guaranteed loans up to $50k. After completing that 2-year project in 1993, I moved on to work at SBDC offices in Espanola and Taos during the 1990’s. So, I owe my presence in NM to the SBDC network and continue to respect and admire its work to assist small businesses.

5. Management Issues and Human Resources 6. Marketing I: what is a market?

The NXLEVEL Entrepreneurship Training Program was made possible by the USWEST Foundation. USWEST created the Western Entrepreneurial Network at the University of Colorado, Denver, partnering with other state universities (Nebraska, Arizona, etc.) and small business centers to create the program. NXLEVEL Entrepreneurship training entails providing start up or existing businesses with the information and resources needed to succeed at the small business of their choosing. I teach one class per week for eight (8) weeks on the following topics:1.

Question 2: I understand that you are a Certified Entrepreneur Trainer and Business Advisor. What does that training entail?

Questions For: Amalio Madueño, Business Advisor Small Business Development Center UNM Gallup Questions For: Amalio Madueño, Business Advisor Small Business Development Center UNM Gallup 48 September 2022

Pandemic Circumstances: I have had my own private consulting business in New Mexico since 2001, specializing in community economic development and advising more than 1,000 small businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions and local government. My firm’s extensive services, including grant writing, strategic planning, program development, project engineering, fundraising, financial management, and legislative proposal development, were based on contracts with major intermediaries (LANL, PSP, RDC, Maddox Fdn) that would provide my services to their clients. Beginning in 2020, Covid19 negatively affected my contracting volume considerably. Reductions in economic development projects and programs were immediately made by local government, businesses and institutions and this reduced my consulting activity considerably. With all (most) efforts in the public and private sector focused on the pandemic my private consulting activity was near zero and I was bored. The Gallup SBDC opportunity came as I was looking for something to do that would involve skills, I had acquired over many years of community economic development work.

2. (Or: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself)

Question 3: Your degrees are in English, Poetry, and History/Social Theory. How did you get interested in entrepreneurship and businesses development?

That’s how I got involved in entrepreneurship and businesses development in NM. And, again, it was my liberal arts education that instilled the interest and provided the skills for me to continually re-direct my life effort to become a practitioner/ developer of actual community economic development projects.

Question 4: Gallup has many small local businesses. What do you see as the largest role to play in relationship with these businesses?

3. NGO’s Happen: I left Capitol Hill to work for the National Urban Coalition (NUC) a national nonprofit community development organization (a non-governmental organization or NGO) with members throughout the country. Because of my econometrics work at the congressional subcommittee, NUC hired me to assist in development of the Community Information Exchange, an EDA-funded national database on community economic development. In that capacity I researched and developed briefs on 200+ community economic development projects nationwide. I first found out about the Dineh agricultural project then, when it was in its infancy. I went on to work for on community economic development for several other national NGOs with federal funding. I ran a number of multi-state economic development projects which included assisting New Mexico businesses and local governments. I came to NM to administer such a program and decided to move here.

I have worked with entrepreneurs in north-central, southeast, northeast, and south-central New Mexico. I’ve been curious about the local economy as well as the demography and culture here in Gallup. As one with 50% Native American ancestry, I have also been interested to work historically with entrepreneurs from ten New Mexico Tribes and Pueblos over the years, but not much at all with the Navajo Nation. I am excited to engage with the fine people of Gallup and the many Native American entrepreneurs that live here.

Our largest role at the SBDC is providing a place where you know that you can get assistance from a trained professional to make an entrepreneurial idea a reality.

1. Life Happens: You are right, my degrees have no immediately discernable connection to business development and entrepreneurship. My early academic success had to do with my interests as a young adult minority. Two liberal arts degrees provided me with the ability to adapt to the course of my life and pursue interests as my circumstances changed both intellectually and in my work. Poetry drove my undergraduate degree efforts and I published and won poetry competitions during my first graduate fellowship at UC Irvine. By luck & circumstance I was recruited Cesar Chavez to educate farmworkers in the new California Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA) -the first of its kind in US history. Teaching US labor history, labor relations and labor law was an eye-opener for me and changed the course of my work pursuits. My liberal arts education prepared me to adapt the course of my life to pursue my interests, which were turning to community social structure and labor relations. This experience drove me to seek a second graduate fellowship for a Ph.D. at UC Irvine- this time to pursue an understanding of and write about my experiences using social theory. My thesis was about social structures in the US labor and farm labor movement.

Question 5: What excites you the most about this position and Gallup?

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2. Opportunity Knocks: While a teaching assistant at UC Irvine I was urged to apply for a US Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellowship. I won a 6-month congressional fellow staff position at the US Congress in Washington DC where I worked on econometrics for the Subcommittee on Census. As a congressional fellow I researched, wrote and delivered reports to the committee chairman for pending legislation. I prepared reports on the economies of eastern US cities seeking federal subsidies for facilities, housing, transportation, health, education, shipping, utilities, etc. Again, my liberal arts education provided me with the ability to adapt the course of my life to pursue interests as my circumstances changed, which because of the insights I derived from my congressional subcommittee work, were turning to community economic development.

Question 6: What is the best way to utilize your services?

1. Call us at 575-863-7538

2. Drop into our office in Gurley Hall at the UNM Gallup campus on College Road.

3. Inquire online at Amalio maduenoa@unm.eduEmailSBDCBusinessMadueño,AdvisorUNMGallupaddress: Office Phone Number: (505) 863-7538

8. Finance II: creating my own financial management system Each participant gets a training manual to keep. During the NXLEVEL Entrepreneurship training process I provide not only the 3-hour class once per week to 12-20 students, but also any oneon-one technical assistance needed by each individual student. Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.


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Zacca and I would often talk about life. He would say that even though he is Muslim, and I am a Christian, that we really believed the same thing. “Same thing, same thing, I pray to God, you pray to God,” he would say. He had other sage wisdom like advising the practice of having sex right before bed in order to get “very, very, very good sleep. As a single, celibate, person at the time, I found great intrigue in Zacca’s

Zacca, the Iranian late night worker was always there making donuts for the morning. I usually got a buttermilk donut loaf and a carton of milk.

Tworldview.hat night I eventually went to bed around 3:30am and found myself in a dream.

Ifelt.Ifelt compassion for him. He was not able to feel his own pain. Because he did not feel it. He could only harbor it and transmit it.


Hesitant, but curiously obedient, I obliged and I looked my abuser in the face. I felt intense anger and I let it flow over me like a waterfall. I held my gaze and then angry, powerful words flowed like a river out of my mouth. I felt it all, and I let it all out, and I expressed myself fully in no uncertain terms of how I was deeply hurt. It was all fully felt and responded to in authentic raw anger and delivered with unprecedented (yet appropriate) profanity.

To me and others.Ithen returned to the buzzing sounds of the forest and with my emotions felt, I now, slowly began to feel an amplification of my senses. I began to hear new sounds, and the nuances of the crickets became clearer. I felt the gentle breeze on my neck. I felt my own breath roll over my lips. I saw the sliver of moon in sharper contrast. Everything was more alive. Everything was singing, with and without sound, it was all a song for me, and it is always around me.

Having felt...I could hear it all. Sense it all. For a moment. And then I woke up.

Iwas outside sitting in the forest on a simple chair; it was a late summer night and the sounds of the forest surrounded me. The crickets and cicada’s rhythmically singing in endless resonances that sometimes synced and sometimes not. saw in the near distance a video screen that was playing an image of a historical, authoritative person that had hurt me as a initial reaction was to turn my eyes away, and to stop the emotions and feelings that began to swell inside me in seeing this person.

Dream tidbits from noctural notions

Often times our workcrew would go there well after midnight, for a donut break when we were rushing some overdue orders.

But before I could do so I was instructed by a formless gentle voice to “not be afraid” and to “feel” to “really feel” whatever I had to feel for that person.

And after the rapids of emotion had run it’s course, my interior waters then widened and slowed to a calm Apool.nd with a clarity that I did not expect I then saw into the eyes of my abuser and I saw the pain he had endured through his own abuser(s). He was traumatized, and beat down, and hurt in ways that were harsh, and more oppressive than I could have ever know.

by Chuck Van Drunen

R.E.m. Cycles

Back in the day I used to make custom snowboards in an old warehouse behind where West End Donuts is located.

Back in the day We had sirloin stockade That free ice cream was good Now that is gone Halfway between there And CCC Steakhouse Is where it hides Can you find this TREASURE?JourneyGallupmonth’s JENNIFER & RYGINA MARSHALL from ABQ. find the August Treasure! September 2022 51

EIGHTH RACE September 25th at 1:00 pm Come run the Rehoboth Trail We will meet in the parking lot of the high school. Come register at the tent for $5 dollars Run or Walk Prizes will be given out for completion of all 8 events. Collect your bibs.... For More gallupjourney@gmail.comInformation:505-722-3399 Cynthia Chavez Rosco's Taco Truck will be there! 52 September 2022

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The Santa Fe National Cemetery

By Kenneth Reige USAF Veteran Here is the Pvt. Dennis O’Leary Statue at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

However, on 1 April 1901, Pvt. O’Leary took his own life. He left a note saying he had left a “memento” in the mountains with specific directions and to take a team of horses and wagon to get it. It is reported that the soldiers found a large, life size soldier carved out of sandstone. The soldier was wearing boots, and a cartridge belt, reclining against a tree. Behind the truck was the inscription:

headstones. It is an honor to walk amongst the heroes that have been laid to rest there. The first known burial in the cemetery occurred in 1868 which was prior to the formal establishment of the land as a national cemetery. There are many notable person’s laid to rest there to include 10 Medal of Honor Recipients. On one of our visits there we made it a point to place an American Flag at each of their headstones. Also laid to rest there are several Navajo Code Talkers to include Chester Nez who was the last surviving member of the Original 29. Each time we visit Santa Fe, we always make it a point to visit the Cemetery and to pay our respects to those who served and fought for this great country. We will always visit the final resting place of Captain Jerry Murphy, who received the Medal of Honor on 27 Oct 1953 for his actions during the Korean War. That date may sound familiar to many since it is the same date that Hershey received his medal. Hershey and Murphy were best of friends and made many trips together. The last visit to the cemetery I placed one of Hershey’s MOH Challenge Coins on Murphy’s headstone. Headstone and final resting place of US Marine Captain Raymond G. Murphy who also received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War. The VA Hospital in Albuquerque is named in honor of Captain Murphy. On one of our visits while looking for Murphy’s headstone we came across that of MOH Recipient Daniel Fernandez. Daniel was only 21 years old when on 18 Feb 1966 he made the ultimate sacrifice for his country and his fellow soldiers by throwing himself on a live grenade. It is a great honor to visit his grave site and I always render a salute and thank him for his courage that day.

There are several different memorials throughout the cemetery, but there is only one statue. The Statue of Pvt. Dennis O’Leary. There is very little known of Pvt. O’Leary other than he was a Pvt. Stationed at Ft. Wingate and was not a happy soldier. The story that is most often shared is that he went AWOL (Absent Without Leave) and several weeks later returned to his post without an explanation of his absence. He was court-martialed and sentenced to stay in the guardhouse, which he did so without complaint.

I remember our first time visiting the Santa Fe


Old Glory standing watch. I will close this month’s Medal of Honor Quote from Master Sgt. Leroy Petry. His quote is: “Do yourself.”otherstodaysomethingtobetterand

Thank you, Leroy, for those words of wisdom and for your service and dedication to our great country and as Leroy would say, “Rangers Lead the Way.”

“Dennis O’Leary, Pvt. Co I, 23 Infantry, died 1 April 1901, at the age of 23 years and 9 months.

The Santa Fe National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery. It encompasses ninety acres and has nearly 68,000 interments. It is administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and is one of two national cemeteries in New Mexico. The other being Fort Bayard near Silver City. One last story about the cemetery. Each time we go to pay our respects we always park at the main office and walk to those we are there to honor. We walk because those we are there to honor cannot.

While visiting Santa Fe please make sure to visit the statue of MOH Recipient retired US Army Master Sgt. Leroy Petry. This statue is just off the plaza and a must see when you are in Santa Fe. Just ask the locals they will point you in the right direction. Here is the entrance sign to the cemetery. Beautiful view of the cemetery with the Santa Fe Mountains in the background. September 2022 55

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In the Event CenterFamily Arts & Crafts workshop “Veggie-stamped7pm-9pm Tote Bags” Create a colorful patterned tote bag using fruits and vegetables as stamps!  In the El Morro TheatreLittleglobe Movie Showingsmultiple showings of 4-6 short films about Recovery, from 7 - 9pm Free Concession available.  admission Mural Dedication from 7-9pm  - “A Moment to Remember” by Jason Kinlicheeni At 4th Street and the alley between Rt 66 and W. Coal Crashing Thunder Gallery Works created by Milan Sklenar ART GALLERY 123 Exhibit Opening - “BeCause” A socialcommunity-basedjusticegroup show featuring five local artists and a variety of 2D and 3D media Loom Indigenous Arts Gallery Presenting Hataałiinez Wheeler, A Journey of Personal Exploration Philander BegayRC Gorman Gallery Featuring Philander Begay, Isiah Begay, and Edwind Whitsinger  DJ FoodBenallyVendors & Food Trucks Local Arts & Craft Vendors For information contact: Dee Santillanes, Arts Crawl Coordinator Phone: 505-728-1055 email:PLEASEdeesantillanes@gmail.comWEARAMASK SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, FROM 7 - 9 PM IN DOWNTOWN GALLUP HOMECOMING HOLIDAYS

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