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Talk About a Swarm of Bees!

I received this email and was completely blown away by the pictures! This happened here in 'Burque near University and I-40. Photos were take by Vince Valdez from the Kenworth dealership.

One of the guys at work (Joe) is also Joe The Bee Guy. He got a call the other day at work. A truck driver turned on his air conditioner and it didn't work. He opened the back of his trailer and a huge cloud of bees flew out! Turns out they were living… Continue

Added by Adelita on April 11, 2010 at 10:04pm — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Georgia Santa-Maria... Los Ojos Bar and Grill

Warm weather is here. Everyone is heading for the Jemez Mountains. Now there are only two kinds of New Mexicans: those who have been to the Los Ojos Bar in Jemez Springs, and those who are going. There are a thousand stories about the place. I could tell a couple myself. Anyway, Georgia Santa-Maria casts her eyes around that dark, smokey tavern and gives us a run-down of what it all means.

Georgia Santa-Maria is the author of “The Miami,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 11, 2010 at 7:36am — 6 Comments

The Films of Hayao Miyazaki

Anime didn't interest me until I saw a film series of Hayao Miyazaki at Pacific Film Archives in Berkeley. As a child I'd loved the early Disney films like "The Lady and the Tramp" and "Bambi" as I had a sentimental affection for practically any movie that featured British actress Hayley Mills. I don't know whether this is good or bad. I suspect the Disney films instructed children in loss--the death of a parent, etc.--but a recent viewing of "Dumbo"… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on April 10, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Flashback Friday: Southwest Airlines Blog Celebrates 30 Years in Burque

Southwest Airlines
is remembering 30 years in Albuquerque.

I am so glad they changed the ugly color of those planes!

Added by Alexis on April 9, 2010 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Friday!


Added by vashti on April 9, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

The Way I Like My Shoefly Pie (Theater Response)

A week ago I defended my 394 page dissertation while wearing three inch black heels. The heels made all the difference. The year prior I'd been in a wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis, so to walk in and face my committee from my high-heeled perch without even teetering signified (to me) the progress I hoped I had also made in creative nonfiction. Clicking my heels worked: I passed with distinction and was set free from cogs of the University… Continue

Added by lisa gill on April 9, 2010 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

The Trolley Toodles By...

Today the Trolley traveled by and we captured it from our doorway at PATRICIAN DESIGN!

It always brings a smile and we love having Albuquerque Trolley so much a part of Albuquerque!

Visit our… Continue

Added by PATRICIAN DESIGN on April 8, 2010 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Thursday

  • Alibi's "Best of Burque" issue hit stands yesterday. Lots of fabulousness noted, and a quick 'woo hoo' for, voted 'Best Local Website'. Plus a shout out for "Best Resource for New-to-Towners" and for the always excellent Johnny…

Added by vashti on April 8, 2010 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Confession of WalMartian Proportions

Due to an unforeseen confluence of events and momentous lack of planning on the part of both myself and my adoring, dedicated wife and mother of our two girls, I found myself staring down the clock at 10pm last night knowing full well I had some sundries shopping to do.

That means one thing and one thing only.

A late-night trip to WalMart.

Ever since March 26th, 1998, when we moved… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 7, 2010 at 10:30am — 34 Comments

Morning Fix: Hump Day


Added by vashti on April 7, 2010 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Sunset Over The Rio Grande

I almost dropped my camera in the water taking this one. The colors were amazing.

Added by Helen Vanderbeek on April 6, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The Battle of Albuquerque: What Happened Here & Why

Throwback Thursday!!  ABQ & the Civil War

NOB HILL--This week marks the 148th anniversary of the so-called "Battle of Albuquerque." It started on April 8, 1862 and ended sometime after darkness fell on April 9th. There was only one casualty: A Union Major, Thomas Duncan, while dodging a bouncing…


Added by Johnny_Mango on April 6, 2010 at 8:00am — 15 Comments

Morning Fix: Tuesday


Added by vashti on April 6, 2010 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

BOSQUE FIRE (4/5/2010)

Hispanic Cultural Center in Heavy Smoke

Hispanic Cultural Center and Bosque Skyline

In an early hello to spring, a fire in the South east area of the Bosque caused a lot of smoke to fly northwards over the whole town today. The fire itself began near the river and did not jump the banks. However, the smoke poured toward the Hispanic Cultural Center and looked pretty horrendous for a… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 5, 2010 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Spring Traditions: Old and New

The Easter bunny is no more at our house. Actually, I think she left a while ago, but my children just decided to humor me so that I could indulge in the fun for a few more years. I knew the gig was up this year when in response to my question, “Shall we put out the Easter baskets?” I got one set of dramatically rolled eyes and a snicker that morphed into a snortle.

It is not only the Easter bunny changing things around… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on April 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Monday


Added by vashti on April 5, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Latest pieces

"Flow of Life" 17x23" oil on canvas

"Chicken, One" 18x24" oil on canvas

I've been traveling a ton lately. I'm in Seattle right now, heading to California in a few weeks, and missing my home in Albuquerque like CRAZY. I walked in the blowing wind, cold and grey and rainy today in Seattle while talking to my daughter who was out walking in the desert in Albuquerque, by our… Continue

Added by Katie Johnson on April 4, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Here and There

My front tire keeps going down. Very slowly, but down it does go. Doesn't appear to have a puncture, so is this due to elevation? And yet the rear tire doesn't lose air nearly as rapidly. I need a new pump. The one I have sucks. Well, blows actually, but you know what I mean. It might as well suck, I guess is what I mean. I don't think you should have to pause to take your pulse when airing up a dang bicycle tire, y'know?

It is a few days past our one-year anniversary in Albuquerque.… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 4, 2010 at 6:13pm — 5 Comments

Mind Leaping

Born in New York City and educated at the University of California, Berkeley, poet Arthur Sze has been a longtime resident of New Mexico. For many years, he has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. His work is infused with, and inspirited by, the textures and colors of the New Mexican landscape and cultures.

In Archipelago, Sze's poems hybridize the spirit of a Zen garden with native culture and other geographies,… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on April 4, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Margaret Randall... Brazil Is the First to Fade

Now, with the unimaginable literally within view, let us take a little time to reflect on what it might feel like.

Margaret Randall continues to fight the good fight. She is international in her focus and importance. And this morning, as she does every Sunday morning, she will walk by my house on her way down the hill to the Central Ave. Flying Star. This poem is from an as yet unpublished manuscript called RUINS. The photo is by… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 4, 2010 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

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