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Athena_Sword commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Is This Legal? "Savvy Boutique" Breaks Out a Chainsaw
"One of the most troubling aspects of this is that, according to the report on Channel 4 last night, the instigator will face no fine.  That seems to underscore the whole "it's just a tree" mentality.  I mean, if a tagger…"
Jan 23, 2013
Athena_Sword commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Is This Legal? "Savvy Boutique" Breaks Out a Chainsaw
"I figured it would only be a matter of time before somebody brought up the tragic slaying, as if all this talk over a mere tree is some sort of banal hand-waving. The thing is, there is nothing anybody can do about that tragedy. The fact that…"
Jan 22, 2013
Athena_Sword commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Is This Legal? "Savvy Boutique" Breaks Out a Chainsaw
"And there it is, as predicted, the "heartfelt" apology along with the "I didn't know...." and of course, the trivial "plant another tree" offer.  And the real kicker "where ever you would like me to"…"
Jan 22, 2013
Athena_Sword commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Is This Legal? "Savvy Boutique" Breaks Out a Chainsaw
"Absolutely right Cactus Flower.  It's the classic, perpetrate crime/destruction, blame it on someone else and deny wrong-doing for as long as possible, issue a "heartfelt" but basically b.s. apology, make token attempt to…"
Jan 22, 2013
Athena_Sword commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Is This Legal? "Savvy Boutique" Breaks Out a Chainsaw
"Way to go hand model! With the pictures taken by MaryAnn it will be pretty hard to refute. No excuse. Absolutely nothing justifies cutting down that tree."
Jan 21, 2013
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Jan 21, 2013
Athena_Sword commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Is This Legal? "Savvy Boutique" Breaks Out a Chainsaw
"This is a travesty.  Trees, especially urban trees, are a treasure. May this business-- if indeed that's who's responsible--get what it deserves: no business.  If they make some trite gesture, like planting a sapling, in response…"
Jan 21, 2013
Athena_Sword commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post The Life, Death, & Rebirth of the Nob Hill Motel
"Hey Johnny Mango! Great Job. Thanks for keeping the stories of the old Albuquerque--before it became Burque in the groovy NuCity sense-- alive."
Nov 11, 2009

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Where I Live:
Placitas
About Me:
Writer, photographer and seeker of mystery, magic and truth.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
It's a prism of the quirky, the lovable, the aggravating, the ugly defined by mysterious beauty. It's where my father was born, where I was born and where my children were born. And it is NOT "Burque".
My Website:
http://startree.org
What I'm Reading:
It varies from day to day but it always includes something entertaining, something spiritual and something weird.

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Am I the only one that thinks "Burque" is more than just a little hokey?

Posted on September 5, 2008 at 10:28am 23 Comments

What is with this obsession with the name make-over of converting Albuquerque into 'Burque"? Is it an attempt to make it more hip? With it? Is Albuquerque too old, too stogy or just not cool? I've heard "Burque" described as the insecure middle-school bully making up a threatening nickname for himself.



Albuquerque is a challenge to spell and it takes up a lot of space...but hey, it's the name of the city and it is unique. What's with the need to change it and shorten it so it looks… Continue

Environmental Waste Home Depot Style

Posted on June 1, 2008 at 4:37pm 1 Comment

When it comes to environmental resources, waste is worse than use. And nothing demonstrates waste more clearly and more arrogantly than Home Depot. On a Sunday afternoon browsing the garden department I asked an orange-aproned clerk about the many carts filled willy-nilly with plants. “Oh, those are the ones we’re going to throw away.”



“Throw away!” I fairly shouted. “Why? I’ll take them.”



“Sorry,” he said, “It’s the vendor’s policy. We don’t have anything to do with it. I… Continue

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