September 2011 Stories (27)

Torn between Love and Injustice

Disclaimer: This post expresses my personal opinions regarding the current political landscape. It is illustrated with two of my current works in progress. If you don't want to read it, don't. If you attack my constitutional right to express my opinion or attack my opinions in the comments section, I will not approve your comment for publishing. Thank you! LOVE AND PEACE! :)…


Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on September 30, 2011 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

A Contrary Trend?

In ancient Greece, theaters were only active twice a year. The elders considered drama powerful enough that it was rationed to the public so as not to cause too much emotional distress for citizens.

In Shakespeare’s day, there were only a handful of theater companies, so…


Added by Terry S. Davis on September 30, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Some thoughts on Banned Books Week by Albuquerque writers...


Alamosa Books will be celebrating Banned Books Week, Sept 24

- Oct 1, by bringing together several writers who live in Albuquerque and Rio

Rancho, to read selected passages from their favorite banned books. The reading

takes place on Saturday, Oct 1, 1:00 to 2:30 pm. As always, the public…


Added by Richard V on September 26, 2011 at 6:00pm — 17 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Julie Brokken... I Met Hafez

Strange things happen on the road.  Unforgettable things.  It is one of the great themes of literature.  "I Met Hafez was inspired by actually having a flat tire as described and meeting a young man named Hafez who stopped to help me...sometimes the cosmos just hands you one."




Added by The DitchRider on September 25, 2011 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Recovery Cat 9.24.2011

These terminals are also the site of action of highly-addictive drugs such as cocaine and amphetamine, which cause a manifold increase in dopamine levels in the nucleus accumbens. In addition to cocaine and amphetamine, almost every recreational drug has been shown to increase dopamine levels…


Added by J. Paul Lanier on September 24, 2011 at 8:19am — No Comments

Different Looks

Next year, Musical Theatre Southwest (MTS) will produce Miss Saigon, Footloose and Me and My Girl. They've also announced Legally Blonde for their new 100-seat space, currently under construction. All these shows were on…


Added by Terry S. Davis on September 23, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fall is Almost Here

"Fall in New Mexico. This is why we live here."

A co-worker said this today, and it has stuck with me.

I'm sure many other places also are nice in the fall, but this is the time when New Mexico really shines. Santa Fe just had its fiestas, the State Fair is ongoing, and roasting green…


Added by Burque by Choice on September 21, 2011 at 6:28pm — 9 Comments

Deadline for Public Art project designs is THIS Friday!

All you artists and designers out there should be applying for this $2,012 design commission! The project asks for two designs, one for the geographic center of the city in 1912 and another for the center in 2012. These designs will be made into circular plaques that will memorialize the sites and the whole project will be unveiled at the Centennial Celebration on June 16th.

Take a look at the…


Added by Albuquerque Public Art Program on September 21, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

"Can You See Us NOW?"

Albuquerque has many different types of cyclists and this is our chance to come together, both for fun and to raise the motoring public's awareness of our presence on the road.


The third annual "Can You See Us NOW?" bicycle ride and rally…


Added by gleejb on September 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Four Questions with Editor Sheila Black, Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability


Sheila Black, editor, is the author of two poetry collections, House of Bone and Love/Iraq (both CW…


Added by Richard V on September 18, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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Added by Samara on September 18, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Birdie Jaworski... Found in the City Different

Not all is quaintness and charm in Santa Fe.  In the midst of it all, clues to an individual's struggle with life can still be seen.


Birdie Jaworski lived in Santa Fe and Las Vegas, NM before moving to Albuquerque.  Her memoir,…


Added by The DitchRider on September 18, 2011 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Recovery Cat 9.17.2011

Cats are obligate (strict) carnivores and are very different from dogs in their nutritional needs... It is very important to remember that not all proteins are created equal. The protein in dry food, which is heavily plant-based, is not equal in quality to the protein in canned food, which is…


Added by J. Paul Lanier on September 17, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Whites of Their Eyes

Try to imagine the Blue Man Group without their makeup. First, of course, they'd have to change their name. Second, they wouldn't be nearly as funny. That layer of cobalt greasepaint creates enough distance between "them" and us to allow us to see truth.

Truth?!? What's that got to do…


Added by Terry S. Davis on September 16, 2011 at 6:08am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall... Anniversary

Very few events are known solely by their dates.  Today is the tenth anniversary of one of them.  9-11 shaped the last decade.  And yet, as Margaret Randall concludes, "We who so loudly proclaim we are above the fray / stagger in pits of danger still."


 Albuquerque poet Margaret…


Added by The DitchRider on September 11, 2011 at 8:05am — 8 Comments

Keys to the Baroque: An Interview with ABQ Harpsichordist Daniel Jencka

Note: Daniel Jencka is performing this Thursday evening at "Live at ATeaCo"



Photos: Daniel…


Added by Birdie Jaworski on September 11, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

In the Roundhouse: "I Promise I Won't Let You Down..."

CAPITOL BUILDING, SANTA FE--Governor Martinez can’t get those driver’s licenses out of her mind.  Not only is it basically a political issue for her, it seems to be an issue aimed at an audience that resides mostly out of state...and votes in national tea party conferences.  Meanwhile, here in our Land of…


Added by Johnny_Mango on September 10, 2011 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 9.3.2011

It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)…


Added by J. Paul Lanier on September 10, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

LEED Platinum House in Corrales

We currently finished a beautiful contemporary house here in Corrales.  It is environmentally sensitive and LEED Platinum.  It fits into the site and the neighborhood.  Please check out this and other projects on our office's facebook page.  krupnick studio architecture

Added by Michael Krupnick Architect on September 9, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments

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