On a recent bike ride along the bosque’s riverside trail where it flanks the Tijeras Arroyo, I spotted two men on four-wheelers in the bottom of the concrete ditch, gunning their way west toward the river. This is the end of the miles-long run for the Tijeras Arroyo, which carries runoff all the way from the Sandias through the city and eventually merges with the South Diversion Channel before cascading through the outfall (an image-rich word… Continue
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On Sunday morning I woke up late, threw on jeans and a sweater, and dashed down 4th Street to check out one of the newest happenings in Barelas – the Church of Beethoven
. Last week I stumbled upon this story
in the Daily Lobo, and promised myself the next time I was in… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on April 27, 2008 at 8:30pm —
So i just became a model for the new Albuquerque Calendar to benefit pit bulls and pit bull awareness! It's going to be a charity Calendar to help RAPP (Responsibly Adopting Albuquerque's Pit bulls) and it will be featuring beauties like the ones you see below! Pit bulls and Pin-ups!
I think for my month i'm going to do a Audrey Hepburn revival, with a scooter or motorcycle! I think it would be amazing to have a sidecar for my pup to… Continue
Added by Cupcake Pharaoh on April 27, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Photos are up (click on the photo above for Mikaela's Flickr page) for the Poets Brunch and Publication Gathering at Harwood for A Bigger Boat: The Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Poetry Slam Scene
It was a real pleasure to talk with and hear from many of the poets (slam and otherwise)… Continue
Added by Eric Renz-Whitmore on April 27, 2008 at 3:00pm —
For those still mourning the Albuquerque Tribune, check out this story in the latest issue of American Journalism Review. It's titled, When Heart Isn't Enough
. The writer, journalist Tony Davis, worked at the Trib from 1987-1996.
(And in the interest of full disclosure, Tony is a friend of mine. He emailed me the story this morning, and I thought I'd share it with DCFers.)
Added by Laura on April 27, 2008 at 11:30am —
Just the other day, I saw an ad for R.Crumb-illustrated Monkey Wrench Gang tee shirts
, (and also the R.Crumb-illustrated version of the Ed Abbey book), and then I got an email about this upcoming event.
It can only be a sign.
The birth of a movement: Jack Loeffler at Albuquerque Little Theatre
April 18, 2008
Jack Loeffler will present “Adventures with Ed” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Albuquerque… Continue
Added by Laura on April 27, 2008 at 11:22am —
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100 or so local beekeepers came together for a "bee conference" today at Ken Hays' honey kingdom
down in Bosque Farms. I was there, as a wannabeekeeper intent on picking… Continue
Added by chantal on April 26, 2008 at 9:30pm —
My mid-life crisis included building a house on a hillside last year. I cried when I first stepped onto the land and my friend Claire said, "I knew you were in trouble when I saw that look on your face."
As the house neared completion, I was asked to describe the experience. Childbirth came to mind.
First, the shock that I actually felt capable of tackling the financial burden and c-c-c-c-commitment. Then, giddiness began as I started selecting beautiful items for the… Continue
Added by Zoe on April 26, 2008 at 6:30pm —
You can check out the story and read the comments on KOBTV 4 website. It's regarding the current situation with UNM's Johnson Gym management kicking our team out. This after a 27 year relationship.Wheelchair basketball team shown gym door
If you're interested in helping out we're… Continue
We could really use everyones support!
Added by Will on April 26, 2008 at 4:38pm —
I had this idea awhile ago but I didn't really know why I wanted to do it until now. I'm fucking PISSED OFF about what is happening in my city, my state, this country, and our world. This is fucking rediculous people we need to wake up! We need to do something drastically different or else things are going to either stay the same or get worse. I do not see anyone who has the power to make major decisions who is coming up with any real ideas for change. The only people who want to drastically… Continue
Added by Will on April 26, 2008 at 4:30pm —
The air raid
They tested the air raid sirens on the first Monday of every month. For fifteen minutes at noon they howled to let us know they worked. I always knew that if the Russians were going to bomb us, they'd do it on a first Monday. There was a siren on the roof of my school, and when it went off, the ground shook. The horn rotated on a pedestal so all the neighborhoods could hear it. When it turned my way, if I was on the playground, I could feel the sound waves pounding… Continue
Added by Doc on April 26, 2008 at 11:00am —
Okay here is my short boring story......
I have been suffering really bad for along time with depression and the boredom of my life. I have been down the road with dr.s, maybe not enough because I have heard that it takes time for the med's to work, but that's not what I need right now. What I need is to get back into circulation. So what is there to do on the weekends? I have also been looking to see about any classes I can afford for painting, stuff like that. I used to paint, used… Continue
Added by krissy on April 25, 2008 at 7:19pm —
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All Star Wrestling will be judging the VE=NT (Voices Emerging=New Thunder) 3rd Annual Middle School Poetry Slam at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This event will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 1 - 5 PM. Below is description of the event.
Saturday, April 26, 2008, 1pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, VE=NT (Voices Emerging=New Thunder) the 3rd Annual Middle School Poetry Slam returns to delight the ears of young and old alike.
The best… Continue
Added by All Star Wrestling on April 25, 2008 at 2:23am —
Remember how excited you all were
about the National Poetry Slam 2005
? Remember how proud we were that our team won?
Remember back even farther than that -- remember the folks who started it all -- over 10 years ago at Jack's Lounge, or Best Price Books and Coffee, or drive-by poetry? Remember the greats -- Danny Solis, Kenn Rodriguez,… Continue
Added by Mikaela Renz-Whitmore on April 24, 2008 at 11:30am —
My 12 year old wants to be a Library volunteer this summer. in past tears if you were in the 12-14 age group you just talked to the librarian and off you went. This year the City is requiring background checks.
I know that my kids are fairly sheltered, but my question is- is this paranoia or is it really that bad out there?
Added by mombat on April 24, 2008 at 10:00am —
Last night, John Stewart was pretty darn funny. This routine regards the exit strategy on leaving Iraq. Funny stuff...
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