iBienvenidos! Welcome! Come on in!

Snacks and beverages are over there, games and fun stuff are out in the backyard.

Please, come in! Friends, family, casual passerby, you’re all welcome to the brand spanking new home of that venerable ol’ blog called Oh Fair New Mexico.

Thanks for helping me move, I owe ya one!

After almost four years and a thousand posts, I decided it was time to move to a self-hosted blog. All the cool kids are doing it.

Heck, the New Year seemed like as good a time as any to launch my new address.

To help get this blogwarming party started, I wanted to give my readers a gift, and so I decided to read another New Mexican folktale as my first post in the new location.

Readers of the original Oh Fair New Mexico will recall that I did my first folktale reading back in June. I had so much fun, so I decided to go again.

This selection is called “The Orphan Boy” and is taken from the book Cuentos de Cuanto Hay, Tales from Spanish New Mexico

The story collection is published by University of New Mexico Press, and was edited and translated by Joe Hayes.

So, without further ado, I welcome you to “The Orphan Boy”, as originally told by Porfirio Roybal of Jacona, New Mexico.

If you’d prefer to just read the story yourself, click here.

Or, to listen to my read, click below. It runs just over ten minutes. Player opens in a new window.

Karen Fayeth reading The Orphan Boy

Story was recorded using Garageband with some relatively low-tech gear, but it gets the job done. If you are an audiophile, I guarantee this recording will make you nutty. Read the .pdf instead. Let me know if you have any technical issues.

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  • Ephraim F. Moya


    Congratulations, Looking good.

    If I can help email me at the addy attached.

    I think it would be important to keep ‘Oh Fair New Mexico’ somewhere in your addy. I think you would do well in your current addy: blog.karenfayeth.com to replace the word blog with ‘OhFairNewMexico’ to make OhFairNewMexico.karenfayeth.com. This should be relatively easy at your new isp.

    If you don’t like this idea, ignore it. I’m still on your side and will remain so.

    Regards and MUCH SUCCESS,
    Ephraim F. Moya

  • Natalie

    Arrrrrrggghhhh!! I canNOT get rid of that avatar!! I’ve tried and tried and the damned thing will not go away.
    Any advice?
    I put it up as a joke over Halloween over four years ago and have changed it, deleted it, and yet, there it still is… but only here and only on NewMexiKen’s blog.
    What gives?

  • Karen Fayeth

    Jamie – Thanks! I appreciate your early testing on the new blog. Invaluable help!!

  • Karen Fayeth

    Ephraim – Thank you for the offer of help! And thanks for the suggestion. I’ll keep it in mind.

    I had my reasons for choosing blog.karenfayeth.com, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be persuaded! :)

  • Karen Fayeth

    Natalie – Thanks for the compliment!

    Also, that avitar is a gravitar. It’s being hosted from gravitar.com

    I suspect it’s tied into one of your WordPress logins. I suspect it’s in your barkingquark.wordpress.com site

    I’d hesitated to allow avatars/gravitars at all…but sometimes that can be fun.

    Go to this page: http://en.support.wordpress.com/avatars/gravatars/

    And about 3/4 of the way down it tells how to remove a gravitar. Maybe that helps?

  • Anji

    I like the new look. Hope you’ve still got some snacks left.

    I’ll be listening to the story when I’m on my own in the peace and quiet.

    Happy New Year!

  • Karen Fayeth

    Anji – Come right in! I held some snacks aside for my friends in different time zones!

    Happy New Year!!

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