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American West

Never Even Asked

There is a road in Taos, New Mexico called Blueberry Hill. If you take it for about a quarter mile from Lower Las Colonias Road it will give way to dirt side roads. If you make a left onto one, you will find a row of five adobe dome houses. One of them is all white and a woman from Boston built it from scratch to escape winter.

If you drive over 15 miles per hour down that road, your body will rock from side to side as it hits holes in the dirt. Someone has filled some of them in with rocks, but mostly the earth has given way to vehicles larger than yours. Mostly, you cannot avoid them.



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Amanda Oliver

Author of OVERDUE: Reckoning with the Public Library • writer, editor, teacher •