March 2010 Stories (94)

Paseo del Norte & the adjacent multi-use trail

This arrow marks the approximate spot where David Anderson was killed by an out of control car that came crashing off Paseo del Norte and landed on the multi-use trail just to the south of PdN. What you can't see here is just how close the path is to the 60 mph east bound traffic. The path is closer to PdN at this point than any other. And that… Continue

Added by gleejb on March 31, 2010 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

Drum Roll Please ...

The Journal Pavilion is now officially Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque presents The Pavilion. I'm just going to assume everyone will immediately call it "The Pavilion" and be done with it.

Announced concerts include Brooks & Dunn,… Continue

Added by Alexis on March 31, 2010 at 1:17pm — 11 Comments

Have A Lumptastic Day

I finally gave in to the hype machine.

On Monday while at work, just before the lunching hour, I began to consider my lunch options. I only wanted to spend a few dollars, as I am increasingly fiscally responsible (read: I am not making as much money as I used to). I was thinking… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 31, 2010 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Morning Fix: Wednesday

  • Late WWII cartoonist and New Mexico native Bill Mauldin won a Pulitzer when he was 23. Now he's got his own postage stamp.
  • Yikes! Body-parts-by-mail show up unannounced in Kansas City...ABQ firm that…

Added by Phil_0 on March 31, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Tuesday


Added by Phil_0 on March 30, 2010 at 6:00am — 11 Comments

R.I.P. The Sixties (Goodbye to All That)

“Who’s Paul McCartney?” my CNM student asked. At long last if war, assassinations, Nixon, patchouli, Chicago police riot, paisley, Altamont and bellbottoms hadn’t signaled The End the Internet had succeeded in signaling the demise of the Sixties by democratizing information but sacrificing small things like wisdom, critical discrimination and the historical.

As a babyboomer myself I can’t say I’m sorry. I’m a traitor to my generation. At what… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on March 29, 2010 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

The Unspeakable

The poems in The Country Between Us, by Carolyn Forche, emerged from the poet's witness of the civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s while working for Amnesty International. It does for that war what Picasso's "Guernica" did for the Spanish Civil War, distilling that conflict in all its horror. In her prose poem, "The Colonel," Forche resorts to a surrealist image to convey a distorted reality: "The moon swung bare on its black cord. . ." She… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on March 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Transfiguring Fire

Sharon Olds' 1984 volume of poems, The Dead and the Living, consists of two sections: Poems for the Dead and Poems for the Living. The first part often investigates through photographs those souls lost to history: a victim of execution in pre-revolutionary China, a starving girl in Russia, a black casualty of a Tulsa race riot.

I wanted to focus on "The Guild," one of a series of family poems. A grandfather sits before a fire, "liquor like fire… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on March 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Easter Brunch Recommendations

I am trying to plan my family's easter brunch plans. I am looking for a place that offers delicious fare, preferably not Mexican/New Mexican food, a place that makes reservations and is able to accommodate 10-12 people. Any suggestions? I really need to do it soon before places start to fill up. Thanks!

Added by Alicia on March 29, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Monday


Added by Phil_0 on March 29, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Palm Sunday Departure

It is fun on occasion to look back at how you 'got to the here and now'.

One Spring I drove from my hometown in Jacksonville, Florida to Tennesse to 'take a hike'. A friend and I left the car at his family place in Pulaski (go KKK), Tn. and began a back-roads hike from there to to Sewanee (my alma mater: the University of the South)...Sewanee is on the Cumberland Plateau (2200 feet) and for a Florida Native, that was… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 28, 2010 at 4:44pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sal Treppiedi... The Ancient Question of Inequality

Men never understand women. Of course that doesn't stop us from trying.

"My name is Sal Treppiedi, and I was born in Brooklyn, New York, February, 1963, to Italian immigrant parents. I have lived on both coasts, but now call New Mexico home. I am married to Debbie, a wonderful woman with a beautiful soul, and have a 13-year-old daughter, Calle, who never stops amazing me, and is a slammer herself." He is also the author of a chapbook… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Paradise Hills Community Egg Hunt

It's not Easter yet. Nevetherless, kids of all ages hunted for 5000 Easter Eggs at the Paradise Hills Community Center this morning. It was a lovely sunny morning and it was fun despite our habitual spring winds, which were much milder than yesterday's blasts.

Maybe some of the eggs will last until Easter, next Sunday. By then, I also hope more daffodils will be in bloom. Easter needs yellow - the color sunlight, flowers, baby chicks, Easter eggs, and happy children to hunt for them.

Added by Eloise Gift on March 27, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments

The Duke Abides: a happy tail-waggin' Schipperke Tale.

Happy Third Birthday to our friendly Schipperke, Duke (Memorial Day Weekend 2010)

No, not the actual Duke of Albuquerque. And not THE DUDE who abides over at the Duke City Fix's… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 27, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

David Anderson

Through BikeABQ president Craig Degenhardt, Tristin Anderson has invited all cyclists to her father's funeral. It will be Saturday at 10 am, Sagebrush Community Church

6440 Coors Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM

The Duke City Wheelmen Foundation will be placing a ghost bike for Mr. Anderson soon. With reference to the ghost bike and the cycling communities support for the family, Tristin said: "I would like to let them know they we appreciate their support and good thoughts more than they… Continue

Added by gleejb on March 26, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Horse You See

I highly recommend that you see Melissa Henry's short, independent, low-budget animal films whenever you get the chance. I've seen "Horse You See" and a rough cut of a sheep movie in storyboard form. Both are lovely, and they're not films about animals so much as animal poems, self-created myths, fables, narrated in Diné bizaad (the Navajo language) with English subtitles.

"Horse You See" was shot on the Navajo reservation where Henry's family… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on March 25, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Herb Goldman Video

Herb Goldman is exclusively represented by Chroma Studios Gallery in Albuquerque, New… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on March 24, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Non-Christian Religious Faith and Crime

The Constitution of the United States of America

Amendment 1 [1791]

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.

Profound words from our founding fathers and guidelines to live by that would solve a lot of issues of social injustice if just… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on March 24, 2010 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

My Beef with the Beats

Around the same time two of my friends asked me about the poetry of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. At the risk of more shit-stirring, here goes. In my 20s I read Ginsberg's poems in Donald Allen’s groundbreaking New American Poetry and his later collection Planet News. Donald Allen's anthology collected the Beat poets as well as those from Black Mountain College, the New York School and the San Francisco Renaissance. I preferred the work of… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on March 24, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Call me a nerd...

...but this is awesome news.

From the Abq Journal: "The state Office of the Medical Investigator has lowered its fees for copying documents."

All praise the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government!

Added by Laura on March 23, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

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