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Dances with bellies

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   I miss the ’90s (which feel like they happened only 10 years ago, max) for several reasons. One of them is youth, although if I…

New American thighs

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   Ideals, a glossy-cover magazine that didn’t particularly look like a magazine, stuffed with winsome paintings of pristine woods and rustic farms and cozy country churches,…

Psyching out Cupid

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   I’m sure that you’re all aware that a very special holiday is coming up in two days, one that is very dear to all our…

Battle of Cloyd’s Farm: Part V

The following is Part V in a series of articles written in 1993 and published in this “Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews” section of The Southwest Times.  The series, entitled…

The Battle of Cloyd’s Farm Part IV

The following is Part IV in a series of articles written in 1993 and published in this “Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews” section of The Southwest Times.  The series, entitled…

Brine trust

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   If there’s ever a recipe I give you that makes you turn to one another and say, “Well, I told you that girl would start…

A chile reception

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   It’s a very special, joyful time of year, one that I look forward to for several months: namely, the Monday after Superbowl, because football season…

The Battle of Cloyd’s Farm Part III

The following is Part III in a series of articles written in 1993 and published in this “Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews” section of The Southwest Times. The series, entitled…

Part II: The Battle of Cloyd’s Farm

Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews The following is Part II in a series of articles written in 1993 and published in this “Looking Back with Lloyd Mathews” section of The…

Say (macaroni and) cheese!

By SHANNON WATKINS shannon@southwesttimes.com   I don’t know what shape we’ll be in by the time you read this – at the moment it’s snowing heavily, though not much has…