I just love New Mexico. The "chef" and I are headed there this week. I'm leaving behind big city responsibilities and taking all personal emotional baggage so I can let it all go and bury it in the mountains. I'll be stocking up on a year's supply of fresh sage sticks and creative inspiration. When I come back I'll be a year older. I'm glad I'm facing another birthday in my "happy place" because nowadays birthdays come way too often.