Tag: New Mexico
June 30, 2020
A SCARY COVID-19 REOPENING SPIKECOVID-19 is winning once again in these states: Arizona (419), Texas (175), Arkansas (202), Mississippi (252), Florida (291), South Carolina (240).In contrast, New Mexico (75), Oklahoma (75) and Kansas (75) are doing much better in controlling the virus.These numbers are daily new cases of the virus, averaged over the past week (21-28 June), per million people in the state. See Figure 1.Figure 1.
The virus in Texas has flared up since restrictions were softened in early June: no mandate to wear masks, bars open to 50% and restaurants open to 75% capacity, allowing 100 people to meet together, and beaches open.… More
February 11, 2019
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The Delaware basin. • How much oil? • Budget surplus. • Will the shale oil boom improve New Mexico living conditions? • What about wind and solar?
THE SAN JUAN BASIN. We’ve always had the mighty San Juan basin, in the northwest of the state, but that’s been predominantly a natural gas basin. Then in the 1980’s coalbed methane came on and that boomed for quite a while. While working at Amoco, I was lucky to be able to work on coalbed methane in the San Juan basin in the late 1980s and most of the1990s.… More
July 16, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Tom and Anne Thomas roll in to hike New Mexico. • A river runs through it – El Porvenir. • Wild fruit – raspberries, apples and tomatoes. • Lunchtime at second waterfall. • Hot springs and mountain lion.
TOM AND ANNE THOMAS DROVE OUT IN THEIR CAMPER VAN FROM HOUSTON. I have known Anne for years, principally from Chapelwood United Methodist, a wonderful church. She was an insurance broker, originally from the deep south (Georgia). Tom, a mechanical engineer, worked for a service company that supported the oil industry. His last job was to oversee the building of an enormous submersible platform to be used to drill and produce oil in deep seas like the Gulf of Mexico.… More
July 7, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • The Monsoons have started in New Mexico. • Raging arroyos and thunder anvils in the sky. • What causes the Monsoons? • Of what benefit are they?
THE MONSOONS HAVE STARTED, and I collected some facts about this unusual rainy season in New Mexico: • Gary told me on July 4, Independence Day in the USA, that the monsoons always used to start on July 4. But he has been tracking them for the past 17 years and says there has been a general delay, which he attributes to global warming. • We have been in drought for 10 months, with only 2-3 significant rains in that whole period.… More
July 22, 2011
Christianity – How relevant is it these Days?
“Society is secularizing in Europe” she said distractedly. This from Susan, a lady who attends the fourth fastest-growing church in the USA. The church has five campuses in New Mexico, and about 13,000 attendees each weekend (five or six services total on Saturday evening and Sunday).… More
July 9, 2011
“We need to pray for rain!” And at our home Bible study, we did. In Albuquerque, we have had no rain to speak of in 2011. 87% of the State is in a drought. This is the most severe condition for 117 years!… More