Anne Leonard

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Land of Entrapment

In 2016 when I spent my first summer in New Mexico, I planned on eventually exploring other corners of the West. Well, I was warned this is the Land of Entrapment, which is the local’s spin on the official state motto: Land of Enchantment. Consider me now officially among the trapped and loving every moment…

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The Hermitage

Add Andrew Jackson to the list of presidential sites I’ve visited (libraries, homes, etc.). As my brother once said, if they put up a sign in the woods saying Lincoln took a leak here we’d have to go see it. That was years ago after a brutal trip through the backwoods of Kentucky to what…

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Leaving Nashville

Nashville is the number one tourist destination in the U.S. Or so my Uber driver told me this morning on the way to the airport. It wasn’t the first time I heard it on this five-day trip and I did not see anything that led me to believe otherwise. The crowds on Broadway were daunting.…

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Life at the lodge

Andy and Sauks have been trapped in a single room since Wednesday of last week. This coincides with nine straight days of cooking and cleaning on my part, with one more to go. Andy is getting fat and Sauks and I are getting fatter. That’s the bad news. The good news is I’ve gotten a…

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