One of the things I like most about living on the west side is the frequent hot air balloon spotting. This year, with the windy and dreary weather, balloon sightings have been sporadic. Today, however, the ballons returned in force. My daughter and I had camped out in the back yard the night before to give dad a Fathers-Day-Eve respite, and we awoke to the telltale roar of burners just overhead.…
It's Sunday. I have been without benefit of spouse for most of three days now. Can't say I care for it.
The missus is visiting relatives from South Carolina (or is it North Carolina? It's one of those drawl-y, humid states), and a new job and pet care considerations have dictated that I stay home. That sounds great, doesn't it? Love her as I do, she and I shouldn't have to be in each others' pockets all the time, have to have some free-and-clear private and personal time, correct? So… Continue
Arthur Sze, who has traveled extensively in Asia, wrote "Pig's Heaven Inn," after hiking with a group of Chinese poets in the Yellow Mountains of China in 2007. He is the author of nine books of poetry including The Ginkgo Light, published by Copper Canyon Press in May 2009. Arthur also taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts for twenty-two years years and served as the first poet laureate of Santa Fe from 2006-08. He will be reading in… Continue
Tonight is the Downtown Artscrawl Friday! We have an art reception happening in the gallery from 6-10pm. Refreshments as always plus you have the chance to meet and greet some of our gallery artists. We have lots of great new art hanging this month including June's featured artists, Chris Baca Rodriguez and Karl… Continue
Week two of my grand plan to work in the yard for two hours a day, Monday through Friday, was grossly abbreviated. I was visiting my parents in Washington until Wednesday so it was a happy reason but I was still only able to do two days of yard work this week. I tried to think of the thing that would make the most impact in such a short time and what I came up with was drawn from the… Continue
Last night we held a screening for our NMPowered documentary @ Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe. It was a great turnout and everyone had a great time watching our movie and enjoying the amazing performances by some young artists. Below are some great pieces by Rose Simpson and Hakim Bellamy:…
Join our small, hardworking team of sex educators! You have the opportunity to help people feel better every day, and create a sex positive space unlike anything else in New Mexico.
Self Serve is hiring a part time Sales associate/Sex educator. Must be 18+, open minded, excited about sexuality education and enjoy retail customer service. Must be available for shifts: Sunday 12-6:30, Tuesday afternoons/evenings, two Saturdays/month and some flex time to be discussed. Avg of 15-18… Continue
Added by Self Serve on June 18, 2009 at 10:14am —
Listmania strikes again! Albuquerque is listed among America's top 20 strongest metro areas, according to the Brookings Institution. Albuquerque shows up first in the alphabetized listing of the top 20 strongest areas, but coverage on the Huffington Post places ABQ at 15th out of 100. Still, not too shabby.
Hello! since my last disgruntled post of the Summer of Like, I fostered a puppy and got it adopted (hooray! hurray!) I went to a modern dance show - wild dancing west, week 2. I danced until I dripped sweat at Burt's Tiki lounge on a Thursday night for the first time. I also went to Sophia's place for breakfast for the first time- yummy yummy blue corn pancakes. I asked out no one. And had a restful week.
I have been volunteering at Animal Humane lately, working with dogs that are timid, shy or otherwise difficult to place in a new forever home. Recently, a young dog came in who was shot in the jaw and left for dead. The folks at the shelter named him "Casino" because he was found wandering around a Casino just outside of Albuquerque. I was asked to do some Reiki energy work on him because he was obviously in a… Continue
Lesson learned for the day: Never Preview a post, click link to view uploaded file, and then Close Window. Check!
Finally, here are the results from the survey regarding South San Mateo Blvd and the immediate surrounding area concerning the blighted conditions. For those who have been waiting on the survey results, I want to again apologize and thank you for your patience. I also want to thank the good folks here at Dukecityfix for featuring my… Continue
Caitlin Shaw is a New Mexico native pursuing her career as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. Shaw has been competing for 10-years. These are some short pieces of articles from the past year about Shaw's career.
"...Caitlin Shaw has set her sights (on NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series), following a projected stop in the Camping World Truck Series. Shaw, 19, got into racing when she was 9 years old, after… Continue
Added by Caitlin Shaw on June 16, 2009 at 3:12pm —
It was a partly cloudy day in June. We found ourselves at Abiquiu Lake ready to chase down the “fish from Mars” Walleye! The air temperature was in the upper 70’s, the wind was blowing out of the West at a steady 15 mph with gusts around 25. The air was dry as could be and the water temperatures varied from 60 – 63 degrees on the surface. The lake had people all over the place. It was a huge mess around the boat ramp or should I say, “Divorce… Continue
Added by Leah on June 16, 2009 at 7:25am —