All posts tagged Maddie Kropa

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Who are you wearing?

Native Fashion Now opened a couple of weeks ago with a big bang – a preview party akin to Hollywood’s Oscar Academy Awards when that question (“who are you wearing?”) …

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Sticking together

Picking up sticks is a common practice where I come from. A recent visit with family in Southern Missouri meant long walks on the farm, stooping for interesting sticks and …

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Cupid’s dagger

My love affair with knives was born in my Italian grandmother’s kitchen, where dinner preparation was always a spectacle. The aromas! The chopping! The laughter! The yelling (always so much …

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Braving the elements

“Palm trees are amazing. You know, up until recently, I’d never seen one.” I gave my co-worker Dave O’Ryan a questioning look. “Like, not even on a postcard? I’m not …

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The PEM press

Most of PEM’s offerings are visible and accessible as you move through the galleries and interactive spaces. One area rarely seen by museum-goers is where PEM’s books are made. Producing …

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Me and Rei

In second grade, I dressed in my best khaki and safari hat ensemble to channel Jane Goodall for my report on “who I admire.” No offense to my girl Jane …

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Sights of Santa Fe

Every year around this time, I begin to look forward to returning to Santa Fe in mid-August.  Not just because that is where I celebrate my birthday. Or because the …