April 2012 Stories (57)

ABQ Pics: All Wet

A cowboy braves the elements outside the Albuquerque Museum. Luckily, he's always dressed for the…

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Added by Dee Cohen on April 30, 2012 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kell Robertson (In Memorium)... Two Poems

Kell Robertson died last November in a small straw-bale cabin outside Santa Fe.  He was both…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 29, 2012 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

ABQ Pics: United Methodist Church

On the corner of Silver & Yale in University Heights, this old brick building reminds me of a country church in…

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Added by Dee Cohen on April 29, 2012 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

ABQ Pics: Reflection

A duck caught in a reflective mood at the Rio Grande Nature Center.

Added by Dee Cohen on April 28, 2012 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

What We Do

   Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing, was in Albuquerque this past week talking about the place that the arts holds in a thriving community and how we might…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on April 27, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

ABQ Pics: Even Carports Get The Blues

Another ABQ oddity, found while tramping through the wilds of Ridgecrest..

Added by Dee Cohen on April 27, 2012 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Read Up!

Downtown Books: this charming and amazingly organized shop buys, sells, and trades used books. Located in a  recoverted home right off the traffic circle on 8th. Perfect hang out for…

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Added by Dee Cohen on April 26, 2012 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The War on Free Speech in Albuquerque and the USA: The Bigger Picture

According to a study prepared by the Benton Foundation, "since 2005 PEG Access Centers in at least 100 communities across the United States have been closed or endured severe funding cuts,…

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Added by Erica Jones on April 25, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

ABQ Pics: Alleywood

A true artiste can't be dampened by dumpsters and alley rats. The show goes on behind the shops on Central in Nob…

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Added by Dee Cohen on April 25, 2012 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

ABQ Pics: To Boot

I sense a theme... Shot at the Expo NM flea market. Check out the shape of the plastic in front: a bag can…

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Added by Dee Cohen on April 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

ABQ Pics: Fire Dance

The Ehecatl Aztec Dancers in a daring performance during Nob Hill's Earth Day…

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Added by Dee Cohen on April 23, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

I like chocolate.

I do. Really! Most people do. They, the ubiquitous and omnipotent they, have conducted studies that indicate chocolate is good for us, but not for dogs, and unlike Brussels sprouts makes us happy. Makes me happy.

What I don't like is chocolate drizzled on unchocolate stuff that doesn't need it. Chocolate dipped strawberries? Yeah, they're good. Got that tart/sweet/tart thing going. Chocolate on Brussels sprouts? I don't care. I'll never eat one.

Went to the store this morning…

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Added by Leonard Poareo on April 22, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

The Fear

Added by Elise on April 22, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Aileen O'Catherine... On What's Really Needed Nine Months After Your Debilitating Injury

This morning's post is all about April.    Aileen O'Catherine writes that today's piece is "a poem that I wrote for my young son about a year and a half ago. He had a very horrible injury and a long recovery. Fortunately, things are better now, in oh so many ways.



I have written…

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Added by The DitchRider on April 22, 2012 at 7:45am — 12 Comments

ABQ Pics: Old Church in Old Town

The San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town. Constructed in 1793. Beautiful both inside and…

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Added by Dee Cohen on April 22, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Follow Eric: Around Town - Founder's Day in Old Town





Happy Birthday, Albuquerque!



306 years old. That's quite the accomplishment. You don't look a day over 300. And still photogenic as ever. Check out these pictures from the Founder's Day event in Old Town.…

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Added by Eric Castillo on April 21, 2012 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

ABQ Pics: Optimistically

An ABQ math problem: 1 broken foot + 2 crutches = how many attempts to drive a scooter? Traffic moved forward before I could find out. Taken across from UNM at Lobo…

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Added by Dee Cohen on April 21, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Report from Rancho_Mango

NOB HILL--Several years ago we redid our backyard with an eye towards raising more of our own food.  Since I have trouble working at ground level the first thing I did was to make raised beds.  The beds, made out of 2x12 rough-cut lumber, are 24 inches high with an extra 2x4 on top which serves as a kind of…

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Added by Johnny_Mango on April 21, 2012 at 7:05am — 7 Comments

Reading Frenzy

   “There are times when I catch in the silence the sigh of a faraway song

   And it sings of a world that I long to see

   Out of reach,…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on April 20, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

ABQ Pics: Wagons Hoe!

Across the great plains of Albuquerque come spring's sustainable Conestogas. These urban gardens were caught bedding down behind …

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Added by Dee Cohen on April 20, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

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