March 2016
Carla's thoughts for the month

Happy Easter!! 

Check out the pictures of our office decorations for Easter.  My favorite is the vintage blow-mold light up bunny.   

See what else is on my mind this month:
  • Learn more about yourself by taking the free test at You will learn about your E-Colors which establish if you are a doer, a socializer, a thinker or a relater.
  • I am admitting Comcast is trying to drive me crazy in my blog post.
  • No more guilt about eating chocolate!!  Find out from Dr. Mercola why it is so good for you. 
  • Enjoy the quirky blog about Marfa from my friend Mary Lou Saxon.  She doesn't hold back on exactly how she feels. 
Why is Comcast trying to drive me crazy

Blog By: Carla Cotropia

If you want an example of a company that needs an overhaul on how they deal with their customers, let me tell you about Comcast. Recently I decided to switch my home internet from AT&T (because it was slow) to Comcast. Little did I know what aggravation was in store for me. When I called Comcast, they couldn't have been friendlier. I knew better than to install it myself, so I paid extra to have the technician do the installation. No problem says Comcast, we can have the technician at your house the next day.

The Amazing Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

By: Dr. Mercola
February 8, 2016

Of all the treats available, chocolate is one of the most craved foods in the world. The first solid chocolate bar, made from cocoa butter, cocoa powder and sugar, was introduced by the British chocolate company J.S. Fry & Sons in 1847, but the history of chocolate goes back at least 4,000 years.

  Mostly Marfa - Happy New Year

By: Mary Lou Saxon
February 21, 2016


Well since this is the first posting for me this year 2016, Happy New Year.
Marfa is growing a little. We have a new hotel which will be ready in March, and there are more and more people moving here. I like it, it's OK. Apparently there are more people than me who like art, peace and quiet, dry air, wine under the stars, roadrunners, javalinas, and tumbleweeds. This reminds me that in Alpine (one town over) this afternoon a cowboy type guy said that everyone in Marfa was "weird". When my friend said "define weird" he pointed his grubby drunk finger at Donald Judds' cement boxes and said they were not art.  He outweighed me by a lot and seemed rather convinced of  himself so I reserved my wrath for the drive home. I love this funny little town and feel that it is perfectly wonderful. And so do a lot of other people.  Alpine you suck. These photos are from the last 2 days, it has been cloudy.

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