October 2011 Stories (27)

The Sunday Poem: Mark Weber... Violins for your Journey

This short piece with its ironic kick at the end is from the wonderful…

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Added by The DitchRider on October 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 10.29.2011

Members of the "(Un)occupy Albuquerque" rally held a number of events around campus, including protesting outside of the office of UNM president David Schmidly... Administrators, however, locked some administration buildings and a large police presence was seen around the area known as… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 29, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Shocking

About 150 years ago in Western cultures, men and women did not touch while dancing. It was considered far too indecent. Then along came the waltz.

Of course, now we consider the waltz to be a very tame dance, but in its origins the idea of a man putting his hand on a woman’s waist or…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 28, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Albuquerque's Most Awesome Raffle!



PV Solar Energy System Tops Raffle Prize List      Click here!

 

Solar energy installations are increasing steadily in New Mexico as more consumers are showing an interest in this clean, affordable and money-saving technology. Thanks to a commitment from Consolidated Solar Technologies LLC, a residential photovoltaic system valued at…

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Added by Cricket Appel on October 25, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

The Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest Seeks Vendors



Decadent treats and savory drinks set to tempt over 10,000 attendees





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 24, 2011



Contact:        Dean Strober, Blue River Productions

                505.510.1312 | dean@blueriverproductions.com



Albuquerque, NM – The Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest will return to the Albuquerque Convention Center March 23-25, 2012 with delightful chocolate and coffee items to sample and purchase.… Continue

Added by Ariel White on October 24, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Pride and Equality Magazine hosted "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" this weekend.  Originally the film, which played at the Guild Theater, was to run on Friday and Saturday (10/21-22) nights only but due to an overwhelming response they added a third viewing on Sunday (10/23).  When the film was announced I dutifully purchased my ticktet along with many other Rocky lovers.  I don't actually remember when the last regular showing of Rocky occurred in Albuquerque or in what theater but I do…

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Added by vinceinburque on October 23, 2011 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Kenneth P. Gurney... Enlarging the Day

If you can write a good love poem you are already walking in a smiling world.  This poem is packed with so many images the reader is sure to find one that touches his or her heart.  My favorite is, "the picture I drew on a cafe napkin / of your lovely face eating strawberries."  But the fact of the matter…

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Added by The DitchRider on October 23, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 10.22.2011

Several years before his election to the presidency, William McKinley said: "We want a foreign market for our surplus products." American Senator Albert Beverage of Indiana in ealry 1897 declared: "American factories are making more than the American people can use... fate has written our…

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 22, 2011 at 8:06am — No Comments

Homemade Art

I was struck a couple of weeks ago by what two people from very different traditions said: Joanie Madden of Cherish the Ladies and Roclan González Chavez of…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 21, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

It's Fall!

Just thought I'd drop in and say hello.  It's autumn and I miss New Mexico.  Green chiles roasting, Balloon Fiesta, the vibrant yellow of the cottonwood leaves...

Here's what the leaves look like in Charlottesville.  It's all about the reds and oranges.  This place is gorgeous and it was particularly lush this year because we got TONS of rain.  I know NM didn't fare as well and I wish I could've shared the wealth of water.

 

Hope all y'all are doing…

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Added by La Fanciulla del West on October 18, 2011 at 7:27pm — 4 Comments

Shivering in Antici...

I’m not quite sure how old I was the first time I went to a midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  I would say I was somewhere around 14 or 15 years old.  I remember being shocked, amazed, and intrigued.  I loved the energy.  I loved the music.  And, more than anything, I loved the…

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Added by RiRiSynCyr on October 17, 2011 at 1:11pm — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Katarina K. Guarascio... Poetry Didn't Save My Life

There is no getting around how deeply involved a poet gets with his or her own muse.  It is always a passionate yet respectful relationship.

 

Katarina K. Guarascio is the author of two chapbooks of poetry and two book length publications, A Scattering of Imperfections, and newly…

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Added by The DitchRider on October 16, 2011 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Recovery Cat 10.15.2011

Dozens of protesters chanted for hours in front of banks Wednesday to send a loud message, saying 99% of Americans will not tolerate the greed and corruption of the one percent.

"Occupy Burque Protests Today."… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 15, 2011 at 7:15am — No Comments

Renaming the Very Large Array??

This isn't strictly an Albuquerque post, so I might be amiss in putting it up here, but it's news I thought was worth spreading about.  The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has upgraded the hardware of the VLA and is now holding a contest to rename it.  I've always loved the fact that the VLA was so simply…

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Added by Lahjik on October 14, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Malecón to You

The Kings of Salsa, a show from Cuba, comes to Popejoy Hall next month. Do you want to know how rare the performance will be?

Eight days ago, the Cuban company arrived at JFK International Airport, a facility that handles nearly 23 million passengers yearly. The first…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 14, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Worms Bedding Under the Sink, Poo Smell In The Air

Dear Readers, 

Apologies for the lack of a summer post. But I still am trying to figure out the key to successful summer vegetable gardening on a super hot deck in downtown Albuquerque subject to high valley temperatures (I am maybe 3/4 of a mile from…

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Added by Don Brown on October 10, 2011 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

crash[blank] new mexico has highest drug overdose rate in the country

 new mexico now  leads the country with the most deaths by drug overdose per capita with 26.63 deaths per 100,000 people, according to the latest cdc data. new mexico’s overdose rate is more than double the national average. 

meanwhile,  the fbi annual crime report released in september shows that last year more americans were arrested for drugs than any other crime.   driving under the influence, another…
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Added by Samara on October 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Stewart S. Warren... Santa Barbara Canyon in Autumn Rain

Even the title of this poem is full of Enchantment.  Santa Barbara Canyon is on the north side of the Pecos Wilderness and is much loved by those who have been there.  And this morning as I post this piece while sitting in the lobby of the El Pueblo Lodge in Taos...well, let's just say that under the dusting of…

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Added by The DitchRider on October 9, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 10.8.2011

The essence of spirit, he thought to himself, was to choose the thing which did not better one's position but made it more perilous. That was why the world he knew was poor, for it insisted morality and caution were identical.…

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 8, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments

Making a Spectacle

Spectacles most often are built on numbers: numbers of people, numbers of decibels, numbers of lumens. Whenever you can say “biggest” about your event, you have a spectacle. (Think about the ongoing Albuquerque International Balloon…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 7, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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