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On the eve of the end of the Mayan calendar, the author of the Santa Fe Reporter's "First (and last) guide to the apocalypse" notes that she wishes she had taken advantage of SFI's brainiacs when she had the chance.

Contributor Julia Goldberg quips that she"coulda, woulda, shoulda...taken better advantage of some of the largest brains on the planet...before they were eaten. I’ve got more than a few culture notches on my belt, but I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never taken a workshop at St. John’s or attended a lecture at the Santa Fe Institute. If challenged to list the amenities and opportunities that make Santa Fe a better town than whatever hipster-berg is hot at the moment, those two activities would be at the top of my list. Can dilettantes be zombies?"

Read the guide (December 11, 2012)