Blogs by Susan Tungate

Susan Tungate is a writer, intrepid traveler, blogger and writing teacher.

Topic: Information and Inspiration Under Santa Fe Skies

Susan Tungate is a writer, writing teacher, traveler and lawyer. She also records, curates and preserves life stories for her clients. Susan is a contributor to Maria Shriver's "Architects of Change" on She is completing her memoir Macon: A Memoir, A Murder. On her blog, Susan offers information and inspiration as she writes about the people, places, events and curiosities of Santa Fe and jaunts outside the Land of Enchantment. For 14 years, Susan worked for CNN where she learned a great deal about effective communications.

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November 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM

M&M’s as Moments

'Notice the moments that shine out at you and grab your attention.'

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August 26, 2013 at 1:43 PM


Parking curiosities in the City Different

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August 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Advice to Your Younger Self

'You may not have known at the time the moment was pivotal, but it became clear afterwards...'

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August 14, 2013 at 11:14 AM

92nd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market: The Crescendo of Summer

'This week explodes with the fullness of summer and the joy of being present for the cycle of tradition in Santa Fe.'

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July 24, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Lynn Cobb

"Lynn was 71 and one good man. Rest in peace, Lynn."

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July 17, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Recap: Santa Fe International Folk Art Market Back for 10th Year

The faces of the International Folk Art Market

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May 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM

How to Tell a Santa Fean From a Tourist: Part II

Signs that show you're a local

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May 3, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Saturday, May 4: The Candyman’s 4th Annual Wanna Play? Experience!

The Candyman is a place to buy an instrument, take a lesson and hang out with other musicians over a cup of coffee

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April 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM

How to Tell a Santa Fean from a Tourist: Part I

"If you are a man walking around in shorts in the winter, you are a Santa Fean"

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April 16, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Georgia the Dog’s Ode to Harry the Cat

"Today he is a huge cat with a raccoon tail who frankly irritates the heck out of me"

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March 29, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Deluxe 1950 Plymouth Turtle Back Business Sedan

"... here you go brother, complete with dice and cherries"

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March 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Memoir Writing Classes

"You have a story to tell"

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March 3, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Chicken Paws and Pig Feet: Talin Market Santa Fe

"The small space is packed with intriguing cans, bottles, boxes and bags of food labeled in foreign languages."

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February 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

355 E. Palace Avenue

"It was a sadder day today when I read that last night at 8 p.m., 355 E. Palace was engulfed in flames."

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January 21, 2013 at 3:54 PM

The 1993 Inaugural: Dr. Maya Angelou’s Poem

"I was mesmerized by her voice, her words, her outpouring heart. The end of the poem is no less inspiring today"

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December 30, 2012 at 3:44 PM

My General Schwarzkopf Story

"This is the letter I wrote to the General, who I heard had a great sense of humor..."

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November 12, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Veteran’s Day 2012

"So on this Veterans Day, I thank all veterans male and female who have served their country well. I honor you. You deserve our thanks and you deserve the benefits you earned."

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October 28, 2012 at 3:24 PM

The Classical Gas Museum

"Johnnie Meier, a retired Los Alamos scientist, has a theory that everyone has a proclivity to collect something or another as a remnant of our old hunter gatherer days."

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August 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Old Trucks

"Men and women alike in New Mexico love old trucks, so much so that we place them on a pedestal and decorate them with flower pots."

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