I thought my were lips dry
Till I tasted of your ocean of thought
I sipped upon the depth of your words
They left me fulfilled
My body flooded like the Rio Grande
After a torrential downpour
My foundation curved and carved
Until it could contain no more
The power of your soul embedded
Flooding through my veins, out my eyes
Till perception was changed
The world was no longer mute in tone
But colored by your sight
You shared… Continue
Spending a Sunday afternoon watching that most American of sports—football—might lead one to wonder how the subversive, divisive forces of diversity are subtly working their way into the minds of patriotic Americans.
And of course, I’m talking about real football here, not that foreign imitation that’s played with—of all things—a round ball, and doesn’t even provide sufficient breaks for a decent beer commercial. That round ball… Continue
I attended Keshet Dance Company's 14th Annual "Nutcracker on the Rocks" this afternoon. The show was staged at the National Hispanic Cultural Center here in Albuquerque.
The show was rousing and enjoyable complete with shouts and spontaneous applause from the audience. And while I'm a purist of sorts for ballet and theatre I have to admit this was, dare I say, better than the original... Don't get me wrong, I love the original. I think I enjoyed this show because it had pop music I… Continue
Added by vinceinburque on December 5, 2010 at 10:33pm —
Every holiday season it is so easy to get swept up in the madness of big chain retail deals and steals. Even I was tempted to drag my ass out at 4am to try and grab the food processor I’ve been wanting at nearly 60% off retail. Thankfully, my food coma kept me from such insanity. However, it seems that on Black Friday…Continue
Those moments are gone. Her lips have left the cup...but the imagined kiss remains. Delicious. Every imagined minute of it.
Zach Kluckman's anthology of New Mexican poets, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection, was a finalist in the 2008 NM Book Awards. Past publications include the New York Quarterly, Dos Passos Review, Cutthroat and more, as well as several anthologies.
The following is from the ACLU Newsletter (12-2-10):
Over the past few months, a heartbreaking string of teen suicides has shown us just how serious the bullying problem is in our public schools . What makes these young people’s deaths especially tragic is that they might have been prevented if administrators and teachers had only taken action to change the culture of bullying in our schools.
That’s why today, the ACLU of New Mexico joined a class action lawsuit against… Continue
Added by vinceinburque on December 4, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Will come of this
As I sit at the half way point of
Tomorrow and old and gray
I brush back my thick brown hair
Little white strands sticking
I think I can name every single one of those strands
From countless nights I spent
Snot rag in tow blowing my damn nose
My heart misbehaved…again
Or from those damn bills that pile up every month
And I lose my… Continue
We need to explain why this injures national security and why secret documents must be secure. This point needs to be thought through... We need to get across the feeling of disloyalty on the part of those that publish these [Pentagon] papers. We need some hard-hitting speeches in Congress.
H.R. Haldeman, Action Paper, June 15, 1971. Cited in The President: Richard Nixon's Secret Files, ed. Bruce Oudes (1989).… Continue
Should the Catholic Church allow women to be ordained as priests? It's a practice that is taboo in the eyes of the Vatican, but is happening in secret around the globe. Ahead this week on New Mexico in Focus, a preview of the new documentary "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican," which examines that very question. Also, local perspectives on women's role in the Catholic Church as well as other religions.… Continue
Imagine your world without the arts. Your living room, for example, would have nothing on the walls. No paintings, no posters, no photographs, no paint. Your furniture would have no shape or color. Your television would be nothing but sports and news. This may sound like a frat boy’s paradise, but most of us would find it disturbing.
We send many of our children to schools with no arts. Why don’t we find that equally… Continue
I am running today
Running away into that 10 minutes from now
Instead of 10 minutes into yesterday
To start all over again on steady ground
Where it only mattered that I gave a damn
Where I don’t sit and pick through moments in my clouded head
Moments that rose with the sun, which now lay dying in the night
Kissing my now too tired eyes, as I crave sleep and more sleep
While my heart becomes encased in brick just so I… Continue
Was talking to Comcast today. I was going to cancel my cable tv, since I'm just paying for local channels, and I figured I could get a converter box, some rabbit ears, and get the same service. The Comcast rep told me that I can't do that in this area... I still have to be hooked in with a provider. Is that true? If it is, then the local channels are not free to the public. And that stinks.
How about a little Throwback Thursday holiday story? I originally wrote this in 2007!
There is no denying it. There are pictures to prove it. Our first Christmas in our new house in the North Valley in 1967, my mom put up a flocked Christmas tree with coordinating green and blue glass balls.
NOB HILL--We saw it on TV: people in tents outside a big-box electronics store spending two nights to make sure they would be first to get the bargains. Many stores opened at 3:00 A.M. just to give us a leg up on the rush. Later, I saw a woman interviewed who said, smiling, that she had spent a thousand dollars. And then the newspaper ran a picture of a man standing in line holding a waffle iron under his arm. That's right...a waffle…Continue