As the New Mexico legislature gets ready to debate and vote on the domestic partnership bill next week, this short but strong piece by Albuquerque icon Margaret Randall seems especially appropriate.
Margaret Randall grew up in Albuquerque and returned here to live after more than a quarter century in Latin America (Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua) during the sixties, seventies and first part of the… Continue
Ever since I ran that mile so many years ago on a dusty track in Minot, North Dakota to become eligible for the President's Fitness Award, I've wanted to run.
And so I have, with each incarnation of my running experiences being different. In Louisiana I'd get up at 5 am to run in the dark because the thought of running during the day seemed like torture. Extreme heat and humidity made it unpalatable. Then there were the Obsessive Years where I'd run at least 6 miles a day. My route… Continue
That's right, free magic show this Saturday afternoon at the Magic Juggler Shop at the IMP. That's Illusions Magic Theater. It's the one behind the magic shop 3205 Central Ave NE. This will be a show for children ages 4 to 8. Don't worry we won't be checking ID at the door, that's just what age group I designed the show for. It will be at 3pm.
There is a catch though. I will be taking video and lots of photos during the show to use in my promo material and on the… Continue
We have created a man-made world, in more than one respect. To begin with, we attempt to take what is freely given by Mother Earth and duplicate it in some polluting factory, so that we can charge for it. Then we begin bioengineering crops, or better yet, seeds for crops, destroying the natural strains of produce and polluting, and possibly altering the genetic makeup of the soil. So now a company "owns" the seeds, and the farmers must lease them, and not re-use them, or their by-product to… Continue
Added by Michelle on February 21, 2009 at 11:59am —
I just wanted to let everyone know that the Chamber is hosting a special luncheon to introduce ReelzChannel to the business community on Wednesday, March 4th. The channel is all about movies. We are so pleased to have them here in Albuquerque as they are locating their new corporate headquarters at Albuquerque Studios, including its programming, production, web development, creative services, marketing and communications divisions.
Starting tonight, we are hosting a series of concerts here at the gallery that we are calling the "Intimate Concert Series". It's an intimate concert because there is only room for an audience of around 25-30 people. The music will usually be a solo performer. Tonight's performance is by Vernon DeAguero, a Nuevo Flamenco guitarist from Santa Fe. His guitar playing his absolutely wonderful! Tickets are only $10 at the door. Concert starts at 7 pm.
Most DCFers have never heard of Charles Wayne Avery. He is my friend's father and he recently died at the age of 66 in Washington, DC.
Avery played with Link Wray and the Raymen, rock pioneers in the late 1950s and the early 1960s. Link Wray is considered the "Father of the Power Chord", or the fifth. It is the signature chord of rock and roll… Continue
As an innkeeper, I belong to all the regular innkeeping groups and stay tight with the associations that watch dog what is going on in the legislature regarding tourism in NM.
So, I got a notice today from TANM (Tourism Association of NM) via the NM Bed & Breakfast Association. Apparently there is a freshman Senator from Corrales who thinks it would be a good idea to add a statewide lodge tax of 10% on all lodging across the board - statewide. Let me tell you something about… Continue
Albuquerque, New Mexico • February 26-27
LOCATION: Pyramid Marriott Hotel
February 26-27, 2009 (Thursday/Friday)
International Water Conservation & Xeriscape Conference
Since 2000, the Water Conservation Conference offered by the Xeriscape Council of NM has become the national outdoor water conservation conference. The February 2008 conference attracted almost 400 registrants from 18 states. Over 35 city water departments were represented. Registrants have… Continue
I'm having fun with my video camera and playing get-acquainted with the editing software. Here's the first in what will hopefully be a series of how-tos for some of the minor aspects of Albuquerque living. Got any suggestions for topics? Let me know!
This how-to covers glass recycling in the Duke City. I got to thinking about the process after reading the news about the city recently finding a customer for its glass. It's mentioned in the… Continue
Spelling errors on websites shine like a beacon to my eyes -- its almost like a curse or a superpower -- they just jump out at me and I take notice. Some slip by, but even if my eyes were perfect I would love to find an easy way to check the websites that I use frequently or even the ones to which I contribute. Good spelling can even help your SEO -- if your blog is in Albuquerque and you always end up with "Alburqueque," that could hurt your search… Continue
More bad news emerges from Eclipse Aviation as 800 employees are indefinitely furloughed. The bankrupt company has no money to pay its workers, and a pending sale to EclipseJet Aviation International hasn't gone through.
Burlesque Noir has taken a lot of pride in marketing. We have enjoyed trying our hand at modeling to create fliers and merchandise. Our buttons have been our hottest sellers and we have tried to come out with new designs for every show. I think one of the most flattering comments I had ever received was from two women who came to our merch table looking for our new buttons. We didn't have them for one show and they said, "Oh, I am so sad, we collect every one of them."
I continue to enjoy the Community Blog of Albuquerque, the Duke City Fix. I have started several groups and added some pictures and done what I could to promote the web as I enjoy it. I have very recently begun a journey with FACEBOOK and find it to be in line with Ning in where they are both going.
As one who bought domain names and did it all on my own...the newer online communities that do… Continue
NOB HILL--I have said many times that 90% of us like at least 50% of what Mayor Chavez has done. But there is one thing and only one thing that differentiates the current mayor from everybody else who is running or even thinking of running: Sprawl Mesa. Martin Chavez has done what he could to make life easier for out of state companies like SunCal to sell the city's future and sustainability for short-term profits.
It all fits. There is the loop road.… Continue