Mr. Trachta is a long time resident of Mudgap, New Mexico (www.mudgapnm.com). The locals know him by another name. They are good-natured about his indiscretions with their privacy, although a few are opposed to his meddling, and hostile to perceived liberties with their stories. “That’s not the way it happened at all,” is often heard. Still, they tolerate him, and, most days, he can be seen poking around the area, looking for a good anecdote.