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Where I Live:
South Valley (Valencia County)
About Me:
Freelance writer and punster on New Mexico including geography, history,cultures,languages, sports y cosas asi. Contact me through Duke City Fix.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
Marisa Maez, Linda Beaver, Cissy King, Aire Libre, Cielito Lindo and Pinus Edulis (the piñon pine, the NM State Tree.
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What I'm Reading:
Finished "Bless Me, Ultima," Rufolfo Anaya. Only in New Mexico: An Architectural History of the University of New Mexico, Van Dorn Hooker, the University of New Mexico. The Hardly Boys: The Mystery of the Golden Goblet, Tom Cherones. Seinfeld Producer's first novel,2012. Tom is a UNM graduate.
Forty-Seventh Star: New Mexico's Struggle for Statehood, David V. Holtby, UNM Press,2012 (JUST OUT). Important NM History
The Spanish Language of New Mexico and Southern Colorado: A Linguistic Atlas, Neddy A. Vigil and Garland D. Bills, University of NM Press, Albuquerque,2008.
The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, University of Chicago Press.

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Sandhill Cranes Headed North Along the Rio in Numbers

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 10:59am 0 Comments

From the South Valley near the Valencia-Bernalillo County Line, the sandhill cranes are flying north toward Albuquerque and beyond at elevations so high you can hardly see them with your naked eye. You can heard them clearly, however. The migration started at least three weeks ago, but this (Feb. 26) seems to be a peak day. None of the birds are flying just above the rooftops as they sometimes do. 

Read Seinfeld Producer and UNM Grad Tom Cherones' New Hardly Boys Book

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Some University of New Mexico old-timers from the hippie era, especially those who hung out in the communication department (before speech comm merged with journalism) might remember Tom Cherones, who went on to become an Emmy Award winner as the producer of the Seinfeld TV Series. I think thats akin to an athlete becoming an all-America or a journalist winning a Pullet's Surprise.

Anyway, Tom has written his first novel, just out, called "The Hardly Boys: The Mystery of the…


Bosque Del Apache's Festival of the Cranes in Mid-November. Alfred Hitchcock Would Love It. So'll You!

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 11:30am 2 Comments


            BOSQUE DEL APACHE NWR -- Maybe the corn isn't as high as an elephant (sigh!) this November, but the sandhill cranes are at least eyeball to corn ear with 260 acres of cob salad as the 16th annual Festival of the Cranes gets underway.

            Not that the cranes would be caught dead in a standing cornfield. They like their corn "bumped" as the refuge staff calls it -- knocked to the ground, the better to see the wily coyote that lurks in the…


Forty-Seventh Star (that's Us) New David Holtby Book Just Out

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 2:30pm 10 Comments

Thanks to whoever posted the schedule on Duke City Fix of David V. Holtby’s new book signings, because I wouldn't have known it was on bookshelves otherwise. I picked it up a few days ago at Holtby's signing at the UNM Bookstore.It's title is  Forty-Seventh Star: New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood, University of Oklahoma Press, and I found it to be just what I needed to understand that long struggle to achieve statehood. 

Most New Mexicans with an interest in the state pretty…


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