Sunday, 30 September 2012 23:37

NEW MEXICO'S CAPITOLS

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Michael Miller

I grew up in Santa Fe in the 1950's and 60's.  I graduated from St. Mikes's in 1967. I served as Director of the New Mexico Records Center and Archives, Director of the Center for Southwest Research, UNM, and retired as Director of Research and Literary Arts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico.  Today, I am involved in the preservation of New Mexico's environment and cultural heritage. I volunteer for a number of organizations and I am particularly interested in working with young people.  I believe that the traditional values of NM and the rich heritage passed on by our ancestors is one of the most important ways to reach out to our young people and help eliminate many of the social, economic, environmental, and political problems created in the 21st century.  Family values, culture, tradition, respect for the Earth, spirituality, preservation of our natural resources and traditional knowledge must be passed on to the next generation to help them cope with the world today.  I believe that it is the responsibility of every adult to mentor and nourish the minds of the young.  I enjoy flyfishing, bow hunting, farming, and the wonders of nature. Bibliography of published work is available on request. 

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  • Comment Link Ed Romero Wednesday, 10 October 2012 18:31 posted by Ed Romero

    Interesting post.
    For much of my early years(school age), I lived at 713 College which was the house directly to the south of the Doorman residence. My Mother remodeled that house and in the process installed a, in our estimation then, a very large window, by today's standards it would not be considered large. This window, I'm sure to the dismay of the Doorman's, looked right down on their front yard and entrance of their house. I spent many an hour playing and hiding in the many lilac bushes that surrounded their property not to mention the many little girls from around the neighborhood that I stole a first kiss from in those same bushes.

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