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Flying While BAD* (*Brown And Deaf)

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Albuquerque's Sunport and one of my favorite childhood cookies, mamool, have been virally memorialized on social media in Naomi Shihab Nye's poem, Gate A-4. Even though I usually fly on the B terminal, I always recall this poem as…


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Where I Live:
Barelas (and Washington, DC)
About Me:
My real name is Teresa Blankmeyer Burke. I'm a bioethicist and philosopher, an activist/advocate, a writer, and a mom. I spend enough time at the Sunport that gate crew members recognize me by sight, but given my druthers, I'd rather be biking in the bosque or hiking the Sandias.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
Bosque bike trail south of NHCC, B. Ruppe Drugstore; Mediterranean Garden in the Biopark; Las Mananitas, El Modelo, Three Gun Springs Trail; Rio Grande Special Collections Library; sunshine; wonderful people y mi familia
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What I'm Reading:
Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives in Neuroethics

latest issue of Academe

Private Life by Jane Smiley

The Book of Light by Lucille Clifton

Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder

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At 10:13am on January 18, 2015, Laura said…

Barelas Babe, I had to do a double-take when I saw your avatar pop up again recently. Welcome back!

At 7:39am on September 25, 2012, Anna Redsand said…

Love Lucille Clifton. I just read Jeanette Winterson's memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

At 7:35am on September 25, 2012, Anna Redsand said…

Smart date metaphor. And I loved the history behind Carnuel/Mountain Road.

At 9:08am on August 6, 2012, Don Brown said…

My email is; cell is 505-321-8856. I'm also on Facebook.

At 9:07am on August 6, 2012, Don Brown said…

Hey, thanks for the note. Would definitely be interested. Maybe we can chat later this week?

At 12:11pm on June 15, 2012, Merimee Moffitt said…

Hi BB, Slamming is getting your voice up and out to an audience, generally in a competition scored somewhat ironically like Olympic sports.  slam is the "poor man's X Sport"  according the Kenn rodriquez, local slam master/host/poet and nice guy.  Slamming happens around town at various venues, oftern preceded by an open mic (no competition) generally each open mic poet gets five minutes at the mike.  See   xoxo come back to Dime Stories  3, 6. 9 mins the new choices.  Third thurs  at The Source

At 10:43pm on April 16, 2012, Michelle Meaders said…

I saw Outchanda mentioned in an earlier post.  Did you know that it's now the Eric Griego campaign's HQ?  They were across the street (S. 4th St.), but the landlord offered a good deal on this bigger (but funky) building.  Hope to see you there.

At 1:59pm on February 25, 2011, Merimee Moffitt said…
ps  I wasn't too happy with Gate at the Stairs--did just very much enjoy Truth and Beauty by Anne Patchet, but recommend reading Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy first.
At 1:57pm on February 25, 2011, Merimee Moffitt said…
Hi BB, Well, I haven't been a faithful Duke City blogger, too busy and I lose sites easily--just saw your comments.  I am doing a little one day workshop, actually 90 minutes, I think, for Poetry in Place March 26 at the Open Space for the big poetry shindig there.  Other than that, not teaching this term, writing on my own--I do attend a salon you would be most welcome to join 2nd and 4th Wed nites 7-9, and Fixed N Free Poetry reading the fourth Thursday every month at The Source in Nob Hill--same as DCDS but 4th Thurs.  F&F is a very supportive audience open non-mic reading .  Where are you now?
At 5:18pm on January 5, 2011, teej said…

Hi there. We probably do know each other through Outchanda.



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