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Little Chicken on the Prairie

Last weekend was my second visit to the Highland Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand, New Mexico. Milnesand is a little crossroad just a few miles from the state line with Texas, but it is a community big on spirit. The Festival is a joint event of the local community, The Nature Conservancy, the Grasslands Charitable Foundation, and the NM Dept. of Game and Fish. Over a three day period, participants are able to view the lesser prairie chickens on their leks (a phenomenal event… Continue

Added by David Cramer on April 27, 2009 at 6:54am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Speak Up


Added by Somegye on April 27, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Character Study

Here follows a little piece I wrote as a character study for a novel idea I had that was a sort of Tony Hollerman spoof. This is about the main character and his father.....

The Begays

APD Detective Chadwick “Chad” Begay was a Navajo who had never set foot—let alone lived—on the reservation. It wasn’t a conscious choice on his part, it just happened that way. He’d been meaning to, but what with playing polo, raising Irish Wolfhounds, and later, his Ivy League education,… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 26, 2009 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Pecos River BBQ Co.

Hello Duke City!

Pecos River BBQ Co. is a small BBQ concession operating out of Pecos NM. We serve Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork and Chicken. We are located just across from Farrell Gas on Hwy 50. It is hard to miss the trailer, it looks like a log cabin on wheels.

We all love ABQ but sometimes you just have to get away for a day or two. Pecos is a perfect place to do that. Next time you find yourself needing to escape grab… Continue

Added by Buck on April 26, 2009 at 7:19pm — No Comments

In Sun-Washed Country

It's seven in the morning (as I write this; I tend to dither over structure, get distracted by Boris wanting in my lap, and rise from this chair several times to fetch more coffee, so I might take ten minutes to finish one sentence. Discipline is not my strong suit) and I've got the 'phones on listening to and having my morning espresso roast. Playing now is Weezer, "Island in the Sun". This is the opening paragraph, the "Good GODZ just get something on the screen!" paragraph. I… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 26, 2009 at 12:45pm — 15 Comments


TONIGHT: in a sky near you, the crescent Moon, Mercury and the Pleiades star cluster will line up in the western sky for a beautiful sunset conjunction.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Zachary Kluckman... Tourniquet the Morning

It's 3:00 AM. Do you know where your muse is? Sometimes, all you can do is wait. The wee small hours of the morning (as the song goes) is when you miss her most of all.

Zach Kluckman's anthology of New Mexican poets, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection, was a finalist in the 2008 NM Book Awards. Past publications include the New York Quarterly,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 26, 2009 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

One last bit of bragging and I'll STFU. I swear.

I just opened the letter from the English Department awarding me summa cum laude based on my thesis "Not What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up: Stories of the American Working-Class In a Post-9/11 Economy." I'm quite pleased.

The thesis was a collection of three short-stories plus a preface which discussed how I selected, analyzed, and integrated influences on my work into my own view of fiction. Or some such nonsense.

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 25, 2009 at 2:29pm — 4 Comments

Bow Wow Blues is on TWITTER!!!

Twitter away!!!! To Twitter and Beyond!


Added by Bow Wow Blues on April 25, 2009 at 12:48pm — No Comments


I ran across this photo on the Tumblog "This Isn't Happiness" and it reminded me of a thought I had a few weeks back.

Right now, in my pocket, I have easily this many albums -- maybe more. Plus a novel. And several dozen radio programs.

Imagine telling this bootlegging fellow that I could carry 20 continuous days worth of music, PLUS some TV programs, PLUS a movie or two, PLUS four or five… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 25, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Heart of the City

I guess when most people think of "the heart of the city," they think of a vibrant downtown area. They certainly don't think of the mockery of downtownery* that Burque boasts. For me, the heart of our city is the Rio Grande bosque. (The Sandias are the lungs, downtown is the spleen, and Cottonwood Mall is the diseased colon.) There is something about having this natural area that is surrounded by development that is oddly comforting and therapeutic.… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 25, 2009 at 8:00am — 7 Comments


I like to walk my dog down around Alameda Bridge. I spotted this goose for the first time about three weeks ago, sitting on an little bit of island, twenty feet off the bank. It didn't occur to me that she was sitting a nest until last Sunday when we went back and she was still there. I'm anxious to see the goslings now. Anybody know how long it… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 25, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Under Alameda Bridge


Added by Dick Chingadero on April 24, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Go Native Weekend

Welcome to your DARK of the MOON Gathering of Nations Pow Wow weekend...It's a windy but beautiful Spring Day here in the High Desert.

Just off the phone with the State of New Mexico's Attorney General's office who says it's a fair market economy and legally, AOK for the Hotel 6 (Ceasar Chavez and I-25) near the Pow Wow at The Pit to charge triple their usual room amount.… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 24, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Snowing Cotton


Added by Somegye on April 24, 2009 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

Tonite's show!

Was friggin awesome! We had great fashions by Lauren Fischer under the name Tabulous and believe me, she is amazing! Her designs are made with soda and beer tabs and made into the most gorgeous chain mail style fashions that you would not believe that could be made by human hands! Elegant, sexy, and recyclable!

Great music from all our local songbirds! Great turnout from all our lovely supporters of bands, fashion, art and BMG!

The models were gorgeous as always and the hair and make… Continue

Added by josh jones on April 24, 2009 at 3:02am — No Comments

"Manny Aragon's name scrubbed..."

All I'm sayin' here, folks, is that it's always dangerous to honor people by naming things after them while they're still living.
At least after they die, they can't embarass you any more.
Or cost you money.

Added by mistypilgrim on April 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Earth Day in the Bosque

I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in the bosque yesterday. I sat by the irrigation canal for a bit, watching the mallards...

Then I walked across the bosque, where I came across a couple of roadrunners. This one was running up a tree, something I've never seen before!

My meandering led me over to the river to sit for a bit with my feet in the water.…


Added by Michelle on April 23, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: The Few


Added by Somegye on April 23, 2009 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Happy Earth Day 2009

And truth be told, EVERYDAY is EARTH DAY...Although a Moon Day would be cool.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 22, 2009 at 4:56pm — 2 Comments

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