March 2012 Stories (19)

Gotta Love It

   I watched a video yesterday of Steve Jobs telling the 2005 graduating class at Stanford, “You’ve got to find what you love. ... Your time is limited, so don't waste it…


Added by Terry S. Davis on March 30, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

5 Tips for Snagging those Caucasian and Light-Skinned Hispanic Tourists

NOB HILL--So you must think it is easy to get white people to come to our fair state!  Not so.  Just ask Vendor Inc., the company tasked with coming up with an ad campaign for the Department of Tourism.  Oh it is easy enough to snag dark-skinned Hispanics,…


Added by Johnny_Mango on March 29, 2012 at 9:05am — 8 Comments

New Mexico Broadband "in the Boonies". Rural broadband travails writ large upon the 'tubes.

In the spirit of trying to generate some discussions and rev up the DCF boards, I'm putting up this link:;title

That connects to a 5-part series by Eric Mack on CNet (tech-news web site) which discusses some of the issues experienced in rural New Mexico, Penasco to be precise, in trying to get a workable internet connection in his new location in…


Added by Lahjik on March 28, 2012 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Children's Summer Farm Camp!

The Rio Grande Community Farm is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Village of Los Ranchos to provide the 2012 Children’s Summer Farm Camp! Based out of the Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center on Rio Grande Blvd. NW, our five-day farm camps offer environmental literacy experiences through the exploration of a variety of habitats; by growing, harvesting, preparing and eating organic fruits and vegetables, and through nature based art, using child-centered, fun activities.



Added by Julie Hirshfield on March 28, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

Albuquerque Cooper’s Hawk Project

Cooper’s Hawks are our most common urban raptor. This is a crow-sized hawk that uses stick nests throughout the city. Cooper’s Hawks are largely bird-eating birds, eating mainly doves and pigeons in the city. They typically breed in Albuquerque between April and July, and can be very…


Added by mjh on March 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments


So was playing hooky from work and napping with my door open.   Slowly, as if almost in a dream, I heard 2 people yelling at each other.

I got up and looked out, and it's a biker and some body in a car.

I made out this exchange.  "What am I supposed to do?  There aren't any bike lanes..."



Added by Don McIver on March 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Merimee Moffitt... Love Letter to the Teachers of Arizona

We share so much with our neighbor to the west.  In fact Tucson is so like us in many ways it is considered something of a sister city.  Yet here we are...our very real differences as people revealed by the actions of the Governor of Arizona, the Sheriff of Maricopa County, and now the Tucson School Board.  What…


Added by The DitchRider on March 25, 2012 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Noble Profession

   This past Sunday, Barry Gaines, UNM Professor Emeritus, delivered a prelude to the production of Macbeth that would occupy our stage that afternoon. He reminded me of an historical fact that lived just outside the perimeter of my…


Added by Terry S. Davis on March 23, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

I am in the process of finalizing my latest book "Tango Sunday"  short stories by Janet K. Brennan.  My guest author is someone you ALL will know, hint "Horror With a Heart"

I am in the process of finalizing my latest book "Tango Sunday"  short stories by Janet K. Brennan.  My guest author is someone you ALL will know, hint "Horror With a Heart"


Added by Janet K. Brennan/JB Stillwater on March 19, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Scattering Shells on Hard Ground


Scattering Shells on Hard Ground

Janet K. Brennan


‘I have found the secret of life,’ he whispered; the god within, bounty of the soul that is written and re-written, hailed once upon a time on tablets but not carried down a mountain by a wizard; a burden on soft shoulders, written in few words, yet he sings his song in all languages. Hebrew –Spanish, he is all as his days grow short and he must tell a story learned; invitations that slipped through holes of…


Added by Janet K. Brennan/JB Stillwater on March 19, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Don McIver... Damen Stop

This poem is about Chicago.  Ever wondered what living in a big city is like?  Read on.  Carl Sandburg absolutely loved Chicago.  To me, living there is one of those experiences remembered more fondly with 40 years of hindsight.   

Chicago has several subway/elevated lines.  I used to ride the…


Added by The DitchRider on March 18, 2012 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

International Work at Keshet Dance Company This Spring

Keshet Dance Company is undertaking a wide scope of international work this spring. Keshet is currently host to Romanian artist Vava Stefanescu throughout the month of March and will welcome Bar Roggel from Rehovot, Israel in April as part of Albuquerque’s Sister Cities Cultural Exchange Program.

Vava Stefanescu, a dancer and choreographer from Bucharest, Romania, will be in residency at Keshet Dance Company throughout the months of February and March 2012. Stefanescu is the founder…


Added by Keshet Dance Company on March 16, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

The Pressure Cooker, Grace Under Pressure, and Why I Am Running for State Representative in District 19

The Pressure Cooker

In today’s partisan climate there are tremendous forces of pressure being applied to all of our political leaders.  In New Mexico, we need leadership that demonstrates grace under fire. Important progressive issues of Education, Labor, Women’s Health, Immigration and Marriage Equality cannot be solved with vitriolic speech but with decorum and determination.

Grace Under Pressure

On March 17,…


Added by Cara on March 16, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Illumination (Or Its Lack)

“Stars, hide your fires;

Let not light see my black and deep desires …”

                                                    — Macbeth

   We are drawn to light. It’s in our DNA.…


Added by Terry S. Davis on March 16, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Shameless Plug For My Mother's Book



Added by La Fanciulla del West on March 11, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Marilyn Stablein... The Poet's Couch

Have you been to Acequia Books on 4th St.?  This poem is so firmly rooted in that great place I can almost smell the books.  It is owned by Gary Wilkie, husband of our Sunday poet.  Not only that, today's poem pays tribute to…


Added by The DitchRider on March 11, 2012 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Force Majeure

   You’re headed to New York for a conference that starts Wednesday morning, so you have to be in the city the night before. You decide to catch the opera Tuesday night. Your plane is scheduled to land at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the opera starts at 7:30:…


Added by Terry S. Davis on March 9, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall... Canary in the Mine 1

Last year, Arizona passed the controversial H.B. 2281, a bill banning school curriculum “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group.” Along with the bill, a number of ethnic studies books have been removed from school district shelves.  Some of those book are…


Added by The DitchRider on March 4, 2012 at 8:01am — 4 Comments

Lean Forward

   Instead of bringing truckloads of scenery, some shows put the burden on you. They ask you to bring copious amounts of imagination to the production.

   So it is…


Added by Terry S. Davis on March 2, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments

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