Taos Soul: Love Stories, Heroes, and Wild Adventure

"It was Friday afternoon, and the post office was full of Indians..."

From the opening sentence, you know you're in a different world. Part memoir, nature writing, black comedy, confession, and journal of spiritual discovery, Taos Soul is a collection of 62 true stories about life in an old adobe at 7,000 feet in northern New Mexico from 2005 to 2010. (See Buffalo Lights book for earlier years) More

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About John Hamilton Farr

AUTHOR, NATURE FREAK, CURSE BREAKER. Creator of Farr Site, GRACK!, FarrFeed, FotoFeed, MacFaust, El Emigrante, ZooZone, videos, books, ebooks, photographs, paintings, songs, welded steel sculptures, and cast bronze cat skulls. Self-publisher. Former sailing kayak explorer. High desert hiker. Natural born mystic. Mac guy since ’84.

At one time or another I’ve been a sculptor, painter, teacher, office manager, groundskeeper, cartoonist, rock and roll songwriter, Internet news editor, Web writer, newspaper columnist, and website designer, publishing online since 1996. A few years ago, I played rhythm guitar for Los Changos del Mar, “New Mexico’s only extraterrestrial, psycho-surf-punk, spy-billy, harem conjunto.” You’d think that would do it, but I’m just getting started. I’ve lived in Taos, New Mexico for fifteen years.

Every now and then this happens:

When I’m able to write like that, I feel ecstasy and unity with all Creation. It’s like an athlete performing an ‘impossible’ feat with seeming effortlessness and grace. I live for that… When I’m in that state, I don’t care about money or sex or food. I don’t care about who I am or what I am. I don’t care if I’m in the front of the line or at the very end. I don’t even care if I’m alive or dead, because it seems I’m in the same place, either way.

Watch the things you tell yourself. Pay attention and be true.


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