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Interstate 40 west of Albuquerque

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Having settled into our Albuquerque hotel late in the afternoon on October 13th, on the morning of the 14th we headed west along Interstate 40 to visit one of the scenic places my pre-trip research back in Austin had discovered 90 miles west of Albuquerque.



When we’d gone about half that distance and were near the pueblo of Laguna, we began to see picturesque cliffs, mountains, and boulders.



Not surprisingly, I pulled off the highway several times to take a slew of pictures.



New Mexico knows how to do that kind of stuff.



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Talking Points


Is the statement that hydrogen and oxygen combine to make water a talking point of chemistry professors?

Is the statement that George Washington became the first president of the United States a historians’ talking point?

Is the statement that Monet co-founded the Impressionist movement an artists’ talking point?

Is the statement that a positive polarity and a negative polarity attract each other a physicists’ talking point?

Is the statement that two odd numbers add up to an even number a mathematicians’ talking point?

Is the statement that Beethoven composed nine symphonies a musicologists’ talking point?


Labeling a statement a “talking point” is irrelevant. What matters is whether the statement is true. Partisans often label a true statement a “talking point” in an attempt to discredit it. Maligning a truth doesn’t make it any less true.

And no doubt some will claim that that’s just my “talking point.”


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 7, 2022 at 4:32 AM

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