I woke up this morning with a plan. I was going to ride the bike down to the Maloof Airpark to watch the BF fly his radio control planes.
Around noon, I got into my leathers (jacket, chaps, gloves), donned my helmet and goggles and started the bike to warm it up. Then slowly, I inched the bike down the driveway and onto the road. That's when it happened - a feeling of nausea washed over me, my helmet began to feel too tight and my palms were a sweaty mess inside my gloves. The idea… Continue
If campaigning determines development you can't really call it planned. It's a pet peeve of mine - when we blame failed plans more often than not it was a failure to plan entirely. This is because so much of development decision-making is handed to those who represent their own interests.
Take development of Albuquerque's Westside. Please.
Election time is rolling around again here in Albuquerque, you can tell by the swarms of signs littering busy intersections in residential areas. What is the purpose of political campaign signs? They rarely disclose any relevant information on the candidate. Most of the time they don’t even display a photograph of the person. So what’s the point?
It amazes me that wanna-be politicians pay for huge billboards and thousands of yard signs that say almost nothing about their values and why we… Continue
I'm psyched about the plant growth these days -- the vegetable garden is in and everything is currently thriving. The flower seedlings (such as cosmos and nasturtium) are coming up nicely and there are even flowers already blooming around the yard, brightening things up after what seemed like a long winter.
But we've also upped the number of bird feeders--from one to four--so there are all kinds of new birds showing up in our yard.… Continue
ABQ Art Review is proud to welcome Misty Brown to our Community Artist list. Misty's work is beautiful and her story is incredible: "I was born blind, and only began to see after surgery when I was a teenager, paid for by my local Shriner’s chapter. I try to put in my work the painful experience of seeing color, light, and edges. It is so beautiful, but it hurts at the same time. I want to share that intensity of going from Dark to Light "
Added by Jon Kulas on May 30, 2008 at 11:55am —
A long weekend in Albuquerque made for a good Memorial Day celebration, especially since I am back in Austin and it it in the high 90's and humid. Meh. One thing I never took much advantage of as a kid was the proximity of the Sandia Mountains and their foothills to my house. A five minute drive will put you at the base of the foothills, complete with many a trail and cacti to run into. (Ouch).…
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I went riding again last night. Did I remember to take my camera? Nope, but I did remember to take my cell phone this time.
The ride started off with a blunder. BF usually gets the bike out of the garage for me and parks on the street. Well I got on, slowly came to the stop sign (I live on a corner lot, so it wasn't far to the stop sign!). While he was watching (and for some reason, he makes me nervous) I attempted to make a left hand turn (LHT) and of course, the bike stalled and I… Continue
This summer, we (Jackie, Donnie and myself) are trying to provide listeners with some "fun" free things to do. This Friday we are at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History (1801 Mountain Rd NW) with FREE admission from 7am until 10am. They are highlighting the new "Dawn Of The Dinosaurs- Triassic New Mexico" exhibit. This offer is open to everyone.
I gaze across and down the street and see a large old house with nearly a half dozen chimneys poking out all over the roof. Was it a railroad worker boarding house once? Maybe somebody just really loved fireplaces. This is the view from out front of the 3rd Street Arts Listening Room.
A sign on the tall front fence is the only indication… Continue
[Mr. H / Mom Ham the very first day we got her. She looks just like Señor Cuddlepuffs]
Señor Cuddlepuffs was the most recent Fancy Russian Dwarf Hamster addition to the MacKenzie Clan.
When I was a freshman in high school we received two of the FRDHs from a friend of my Mom's who originally told us that they were either both male or both female. They were supposed to be a gift to my little brother but he wasn't really interested… Continue
I went out last night for a ride on my own. I really should take my camera with me, stuff it in the saddle bag; so that when I pause to rest I can take pictures of the scenery. I usually go out in the late evening, so that I have about a half hour of light before the night rolls in. And living as far west in ABQ as I do, the sunset is gorgeous. On a clear evening, the skies are blanketed in pinks and purples and oranges. Evening rides are the best and the traffic is light to none, but the roads… Continue
For me, great movies stick in my head for weeks after I've seen them. I like to chew on them for a while in my head to fully digest the themes and underlying meaning. There Will Be Blood, starring Daniel Day Lewis, falls into that category. It's a profound saga of family and greed centered on one man's search for oil in the American west, and I've been chewing on it for a couple of months now.
Each year, right around the time when the Rolling Thunder motorcyclists make their way into the nation’s capital, I roll out of town with a bootful of books, migrating back to Burque for the summer. This time I journeyed back with my history buff and computer geek son, who is (as they say) “transitioning” from high school to college. Here… Continue
Off of a non-descript part of Fourth Street in the North Valley, is a tree lined street where a hidden paradise exists. My cousin Soledad lives on this street and the most spectacular sight awaits you when you walk through her house and into her backyard. What you see is an explosion of color all around. It is a garden paradise.
Almost every year around this time my cousin, her husband Joseph, and son Joachim, host a party in celebration of… Continue