Shoji Arts Blog
Let gratitude equal respect.
After a lifetime of misgivings about thanksgiving, it has taken me some years to crystallize what I believe today.Read More
❝Do a diary or write down every detail, thought, feelings, etc. for your 5-day trek… for posterity.❞
—Dad, December 4, 2020
On my road trip through Texas last week, I made it a mission to see an old Spanish mission. This El Paso landmark was originally established in 1691 as Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción de Los Piros del Socorro. The current structure, operating today as the parish Socorro Mission La Purísima, was renovated following a flood in 1829. “It remains one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements of the Southwest,” reads the monument.Read More
“The surrender of Geronimo in Skeleton Canyon on that historic day [September 6, 1886] forever ended Indian warfare in the United States,” says the monument.Read More
To the Chiricahua Apache, this place was Yahdeshut, “Point of Rocks.” Today it is known as Massai Point, after one of the last Chiricahua Apache warriors, Big Foot Massai.Read More