I am a retired newspaper guy. Dream Ranch the blog is a place for me to write on my own terms and play with my own photos. Dream Ranch the place is a postage stamp on the landscape but with long views and adjacent public land.

I read, walk and blog between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, just north of the Sandia mountain and a few miles east of the Rio Grande. My current sidekick is an adopted blue heeler who shares my lack of discipline. There we are above, hard at work, dream ranching.

Once upon a time, I was a paperboy, a dishwasher, a firefighter, a trail builder and a bartender. I was a terrible student and always a dreamer. I was born nosy, grew up with a love of the printed page and lucked into a newspaper career. I worked from 1974 to 2015 at the Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe Reporter and Albuquerque Journal, happily as a reporter at all three papers, less happily as an editor later in the game.

John Robertson

Placitas, New Mexico

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