Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 29, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Terry S. Davis on October 28, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Cricket Appel on October 25, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 22, 2011 at 8:06am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 15, 2011 at 7:15am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lahjik on October 14, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Terry S. Davis on October 14, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
Added by Samara on October 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 8, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Terry S. Davis on October 7, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
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