Author Archives: Gary Paul

About Gary Paul

Having worn many hats in my life I bring a broad perspective to my writing. 2-time winner & 8-time nominee, New Mexico Music Awards. Winner, 2006 Xtreme Folk Scene's Song Contest. Degrees: B.A, Psychology; & MPA, Public Administration; MS, Computer Science. I'm a Santa Fean born poor, but surrounded by music, theater & poetry in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY. Piano gave me a love for melody. My grandparent's farm showed me the beauty of bucolic settings & bluegrass music. But around Boy Scout council fires I grew to love storytelling; especially a good ghost story! :-).

Released and on the mend

Howdy friends. As I write this, I’m convalescing after a particularly pernicious bout of pneumonia brought on by pushing beyond my limits.  The good news, though, is that, after almost four years of Sisyphus-like effort, my CD, “American Road” has … Continue reading

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December 2017; the best of times, the worst of times.

We are in the throws of the holiday season, 2017 as I write this entry, which has been one of the bleakest holidays I can recall since the days of the protests and riots of the late 1960’s, made even … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Northeast Travels We began the Summer with a journey from Santa Fe to New York City for the 45 year reunion of the Graduates of Performing Arts High School.  Rather than brave the strip-search at the airport and worrying about … Continue reading

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New Year; New Plans.

Greetings friends. I’m pleased to say that I’m facing the new year with new plans for 2013.  For one thing, I’ll be getting a little time in on bass again.  I’m now playing bass behind Lisa Carman as part of … Continue reading

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The (not so) Great Southwest Tour

We’d been planning this tour for a number of months; our first since coming West.  It would be a week long, take us out West as far as Lancaster, CA, back on a Southeastern oblique to southern New Mexico and … Continue reading

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January 2012: Back From Far Worlds

It was a hard 2012.  We lost three of our family and had spent much of the year traveling for less than pleasant reasons.  So to decompress, I lost a number of weeks on one of my pet vices; sci-fi/fantasy … Continue reading

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Dia De Los Muertos

Halloween, that holiday of tricks and treats is also the time for the Day of the Dead – a time of celebration and remembrance.  Santa Fe is festooned like the cover of a Grateful Dead album. This year, though, the … Continue reading

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Southern Oddyssey

Having the need to spend time with relatives in Florida, we decided to drive from Santa Fe to Fort Lauderdale by the southern route; a chance to broaden our knowledge of an area we had yet to travel. So, on … Continue reading

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New Roads to Travel

Some of you may have noticed that the “Notes From The Road” Section of my web site has been sporadic at best.  Started with the best of intentions, it was just too much to maintain and just plain lacked the … Continue reading

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