None of this has anything to
Duran. I just wanted to mention it.
So there I was, traveling
to Vaughn, not expecting anything to happen, and suddenly Duran
It's not often a town sneaks up on you. If it had been a snake...yadda,
yadda. I guess I wasn't looking closely at the map, or my anticipation
of reaching Vaughn was so great I wasn't paying attention. But I did
Duran, and I drove around, and enjoyed it. And I couldn't help
for some reason, of remainders.
I'm not very good at math,
seem impersonal and even rude. I'm sure when nobody is looking the big
numbers pick on the little numbers, and everyone picks on the
Adding is fun, but nobody likes to subtract. Multiplying is Big Man on
Campus. And dividing leaves you wanting more. Unless the division isn't
equal. Then you have a remainder.
I always felt sorry for that
There it was, hanging off to the side of the division bracket-thing,
the equation from working out evenly. Sort-of the step child of
What to do? You can't ignore it. Three won't suddenly guzzinta ten
Too bad you can't wrap remainders up like spare change and make a whole
number out of them. Oh, wait a minute -- I guess you can. Like I said,
not very good at math.
So divide Vaughn by
Carrizozo and you've
got Corona, remainder Duran. Carrizozo got the railroad, Vaughn got the
beef. Corona, some say, got the UFO crash. Duran got shafted. Most of
town came and went with the El Paso and Southwestern railroad, leaving
behind a cemetery, some abandoned buildings and a really cool
(shown above). People still live there, and it's an agreeable place.
a shame this beautiful town has been overlooked.
Maybe someday all the places
been ignored will get together and upset the equation. Remainders unite!
(click on the
image to see a larger picture)
Duran still welcomes the