Thank you, town of Taos, for your many blessings, kindnesses, free foods, and warm showers. I would love to meet as many of you as possible. If you are from Taos and have any interest in this blog or in topics about which we have conversed in person, I’d love to be counted among your facebook friends, especially if you have recently expressed interest in helping out as an editor.
My name is Benny Barrett Jr., but a hacker recently changed my name to Moses T. Black, which I cannot change on facebook for another 50-something days and of which am trying to make the best. Look me up and be my friend; I’d love to know you. My fb username is bennybarrettjr. I’d enjoy buying you a coffee in exchange for some local legends or showing you around Taos’ fascinating history, of which I am now currently a avid student.
I’m also looking for some honest work. While I prefer the life of the hermit, I do love people and would love a job in the hospitality industry that would allow me to meet tourists and write. I was in fine dining for a couple of years in Dallas and have always wanted to live where I work. If you, or anyone you know needs a live in night manager at a hotel or ski resort, I’d love to work for you–so long as you’re within the Enchanted Circle. This has become a very special place to me. I can do basic maintenance, customer service, hard labor, bookkeeping, legal work, some gourmet cooking and can prepare pretty much any kind of peasant food.
Currently, I am searching for a room for rent and shall gladly exchange a room for my services. In addition to hospitality, I have been offering my services as a volunteer tour guide around Taos–especially to residents at the Taos Inn, who has been graciously inviting me to read and ponder on the Bob Ellis in their coffee lounge–and have been having the time of my life. Since my passport, Texas Class A CDL (with hazmat and oilfield experience), and Social Security card were all taken from me, I’ve been having a tough time finding work, so I’ve been spending all my time working on a start-up concept involving the manufacturing of either electric or gas-powered bicycles and a couple of other things which I shall likely publicize here soon.
I also need an address to use permanent address for my new ID and the papers I shall soon be filing for the start-up.
I would also be eternally grateful if any web designer looking for a hobby could try to make the blog look nicer than it is. Especially since I shall soon be representing the art of artists here in Taos–I don’t want the website to look tacky; I tried by best, which I think is pretty okay for a Luddite. By the way, I’m sort of a Luddite, which is why I don’t use a phone. Maybe someday, maybe someday…
If anyone knows someone who words for the Taos paper, I would love to send them some local news which they may or may not find newsworthy.
Finally, I would love to be a volunteer Latin tutor to the students of Taos High. Local students have expressed interest in my services and I would love to help. Please help me figure out the proper way to apply for this position. I love teaching and have a very good tract record with students; and although I failed miserably once as a high school teacher, I’ll bet I can muster up some good recommendations.
Well, it appears as if WIRED? Coffee-Cyber-Cafe-Gallary [www.wiredcoffeeshop.com] will be closing soon. Better take off soon lest I become a pest. Most important rules to living in Taos: NEVER burn the tourists! & Try your best not to annoy the locals too much (if you do, back off for a while and remember that they’re good, forgiving people).
Thank you for letting this displaced Texan live among you, tell his crazy stories, and perform his karaoke songs. You are to me as Aspen was to my favorite writer, as Medina was to my third favorite prophet. You are a Beautiful place. Thank you, Taos for calling me Taoseno today–for that is a high honor.