Athena_Sword
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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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