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
Within one tear, is a lady waiting
Head down, sitting still with thoughts
Clouding the mind, making her blind
Hands placed upon her lap, still
Her heart beats beyond the walls
Where possibility use to reside
It reached but came up empty inside
She can’t help as thoughts cross her mind
That perhaps someone is waiting for her
Beyond the dark curtains of the night
She dares to place her feet on dreams
That maybe this world isn’t so bad… Continue
I was thrilled to discover today that I was named among the top 3 Best Massage Therapists in this month's Albuquerque the Magazine! Thank you to everyone who voted, and I'm so grateful for this affirmation of my life's calling.
Your job, your partner, your child...what is it that keeps you from floating away? This remarkable piece begins in Walgreen's, usually a tough place in which to levitate.
An active DCF member, Dee Cohen is new to the ABQ poetry community. Her work has been published in assorted print and on line journals. Her chapbook Lime Avenue Evening was published by The Laguna Poets group of… Continue
Florida (1565):Author and teacher Robyn Gioia and Michael Gannon, of the University of Florida, have argued that the earliest attested "thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida. Newfoundland (1578):The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a…Continue
I recently heard that one orchestra had their tuba player — who had little to play in a particular piece — tweet messages to audience members during the concert. That's one example of the new buzzword for the performing arts: engagement.
With smart phone constantly on, our new arts consumer (we’ll call him/her Chris, for unisex reasons) goes out into the world with at least two guises: Chris the Consumer and Chris the Reporter. Chris the… Continue
This week marks KNME's third in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, KNME brings together community members from eastern New Mexico, for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues facing our children today. The focus this time is on the challenges of rural health care, including the shortage of health care providers for the youth. After… Continue
Because I am suffering from PTSSDTOT (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Due To Overeating Turkey), I am hoping that someone out there will post some interesting news stories. The Friday Morning Fix is in your hands.
So here I am, in Louisville, KY, sitting at an Amish custom built mission style dining set, in my brother and sister-in-laws expansive kitchen- my coffee is surreptitiously spiked with Old Forester (hey- it's past Noon eastern time!) and I'm… Continue
Yesterday the Divine Karlita and I went to the Bosque Del Apache, which is one of America's greatest places to see migrating birds. It was just astoundingly beautiful, and the best part was the sounds, the cacaphony of ducks, geese, and cranes against a background of waterfalls and wind.
The estimate was that around 15,000 Sandhill cranes were at the… Continue
So I was the lucky lucky winner of the tickets to see Steve Poltz (Thanks DCF and thanks Neal Copperman (copperman, copperman, copperman, copper man n n n n n...) of AMP Concerts) last night (November 24) and man oh man am I glad I went. I had not laughed so hard in so very long....
I wish I had taken along a notepad so that I could write a better review, instead, I'll have to wing… Continue