NOB HILL--We all really do love this city--but what makes this place so special? Oh I know there is the climate, mountains, and river, but what did the people here do that turned all those natural advantages into this bustling community? Just look at Bernalillo: same climate, same mountains, same river. However, the result has been completely different. Here is what I think are the five best ideas Albuquerque ever had.
#5: Embrace the… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on July 20, 2010 at 7:30am —
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This poem originally appeared in the legendary Chicago publication, Poetry
. Because of that we can listen to Beeder read this short piece
, as well as her introduction to it, on the Poetry Foundation website.
Amy Beeder teaches at UNM. Previously she was a human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname, and taught high school in West Africa. She… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on July 18, 2010 at 9:00am —
As discoveries were made, pharmaceutical companies rose to the task of developing these compounds, ensuring safety and efficacy and mass-producing and marketing the medicines... As the 21st century begins, pharmaceutical companies are continuing the battle against humankind's ancient enemies and meeting new challenges. History of Pharmaceuticals
Added by J. Paul Lanier on July 17, 2010 at 6:00am —
Yesterday I had the opportunity to fully invert my summer doldrums. Debra Landau was kind enough to give me a low flying trapeze lesson and let me try swinging, spinning, mounting, and getting upside-down in the AirDance Studio. I needed this. Last time I was upside-down was when I flipped my wheelchair, which I wrote about here
....so this lesson in the… Continue
Added by lisa gill on July 16, 2010 at 10:00am —
- Totally NOT what I thought it was, but there's a Bear Festival tomorrow.
- Alameda, CA weighs in on our old pal Suncal's current misfortunes... of special interest…
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 16, 2010 at 5:00am —
All ages Pajama Party CD release for Vertigo Venus this Saturday!
This saturday the 17th, we'll be hosting our all ages Pajama party CD release for our new CD, "SOS", at Revlis Gallery (712 Central, Albuquerque, NM). Admission is only $3 if you're in pajamas! It's $6 if not, there will be giveaways all night, a raffle, and a best PJs contest! This is sure to be a really fun show!
Click the link for the Facebook event, and we hope to see… Continue
Added by brian botkiller on July 15, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Finding balance in our busy lives is often a challenge. Prying the remote, iPod, Nintendo DS or other gadgets out of our children's hands is even harder! That's why I am inviting everyone who can, to attend this Saturday's 'Listening Session' on the President's Great Outdoors Initiative.
This is an incredible opportunity to talk directly to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and other top administration officials about the ways our communities are using outdoor spaces and how our… Continue
Added by Alicia Lueras Maldonado on July 15, 2010 at 11:10am —
- So that happened. (I IMPLORE you not to read the comments.)
- Local Albuquerque/Corrales based supernatural expert weighs in on Chupacabra sighting in N. Texas.
- UNMH is now a…
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 15, 2010 at 5:00am —
and never looking back.
it's been a while since i logged into the site, i don't know why. this *is* one of my favorite social networking sites. it seems like i log in once a year, however. it's certainly been a while since i blogged here. so much has happened since!
it would be terribly self-centered to recount all that here. however, as i slightly swelter in my warmish upstairs bedroom, i have to just admire my town, your town, this albuquerque town. it's so full of… Continue
Added by Señorita Ruth on July 14, 2010 at 10:30pm —
A better quality grocery store for Downtown?
I know you've heard nothing on this subject for some time, but behind the scenes all kinds of good stuff has been going on. Roger Lowe Jr. is showing a great deal of interest in doing a major re-hab on the 11th and Lomas store and would like to show all interested what he recently finished in his Lubbock store, and to take ideas and input from all ABQ residents served by this store. He also is seeking public support for the beer and wine… Continue
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Here is a poem by Greta Pullen from her book Lost and Found Cafe
(Neuma Books 2005) in its entirety:
Some Green Hand
On small hills
Temples depend from the backdrop
Of rising foliage
Their roof combs a maze
Of vents as if to reproduce in stone
The airy thatched combs of the people's huts
So much of the exposed stone
Rough with the growth of rust-colored lichens
Did the priests know the roof combs
Would compete with the… Continue
Added by Richard Read Oyama on July 13, 2010 at 12:30am —
I’ve always preferred houses with a history. The story of how a neighborhood comes to be is part of this story, but given enough time, the house itself builds a history.
When we first saw our place in Barelas, I was enchanted by the deep window sills created by double adobe walls – perfect perches for cats and children. And I was intrigued by tales of the water well that was somewhere on the property and shut down (or not).
Added by Barelas Babe on July 12, 2010 at 2:30pm —
- Here's a nice little travel recommendation blurb from this weekend's Dallas Morning News...
- New Railrunner station slated for construction at Montano and…
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 12, 2010 at 5:30am —
Since I finally caved and signed up for Duke City Fix (note: wasn't against it, just wasn't sure I could maintain another online presence) I figured an appropriate way to start things would be to write a little love note to the city that has been my home for the last 19 years.
I remember first arriving in the city back in '91. I wouldn't call it love at first sight. More like we saw each other across… Continue
Added by Joe Cardillo on July 11, 2010 at 9:30am —
You are probably used to New Mexico's landscape of distant horizons and small surprises. But it does take some time to make sense of it...especially if you are from the midwest.
David Johnson retired from the University of New Mexico in 1999 after over thirty-three years of teaching creative writing, mythology, and world literature. His most recent book is Rebirth… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on July 11, 2010 at 8:40am —
The plums are flowering on my quiet South Berkeley street. Most of my neighbors are friendly and helpful, the Italian oaks raise their curved branches to praise the sun, and my fellow dogwalkers are wry and fastidious. I shouldn't complain, really, although it's only fortuitous that I occupy the house once owned by my parents, since I certainly can't afford the neighborhood on an adjunct professor's salary.… Continue
Added by Richard Read Oyama on July 10, 2010 at 8:10am —