There was nowhere else I would rather live. I hearted New York. Well, life twisted and turned this way and that way, and nearly two decades later I “found myself” (yes, there was ❤ involved) in the middle of a desert town that by any outsider’s perspective might be the exact opposite of the “Big Apple” and all that the big cities had to offer. And yet, it quickly became clear to me that this tiny desert town…seated in a beautiful, vast landscape (complete with night skies that the big cities have not known since before the days of Edison) had…funk. Color. Love, intense love. People of every identity. People with imagination and dreams, getting stuff done. The punk rock kids sharing space with the “old timers”. And art, seeping out of every pore.