A New Year's resolution is one of those fleeting things that disappears with the snow in late January. Or if one is lucky and dedicated, the resolution might hold up until Valentine's Day.
Whether it's losing weight or exercising more; spending more time outside or fixing that pesky plumbing leak; or a thousand other things both large and small; New Year's Resolutions just seem vanish with the coming Spring.
It’s not Six here in ‘Burque’ (doesn’t rhyme with ‘turkey’), it’s definitely Two.
The madness of it all came to a head today. Here’s my tale: I met Paula through Duke City Fix. Though I was (and am) wary of all relationships generated online (if not all relationships period, but that’s another story altogether), I dug her art, she ‘friended’ me, and our emails were refreshing. When she had an opening at Factory on 5th,… Continue
This past Friday April 4, 2008 was the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While doing some surfing on the web, I came across this link called the Civil Rights Memorial. It starts with the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, outlawing school segregation and culminations in the assassination of Dr. King.
Lots of information here on the Civil Rights movement. It was a very emotionally… Continue
Added by Fenton Ayres on April 6, 2008 at 11:30am —
We went to see Eddie Izzard in Santa Fe, or Holy Faith, as Mr. Izzard was to learn...
The great and powerful Iz was his usual very smart and uproariously funny self, albeit in normal attire. An off-duty transvestite. He performed entirely new material with a few new variations on favorite themes, such as a terrific Giraffe…Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on April 6, 2008 at 10:30am —
We've been experimenting for the past several weeks with Albuquerque street scene updates on Twitter. (What is Twitter?) We're sending out random city tips delivered straight to your mobile phone. For example, here are just a few we sent out recently:
Check out that stargazer guy, out tonight with his super power telescope @…
Having just finished a performance and needing to see something other than the inside of my studio, my beloved and I headed down south to Alamogordo to see the White Sands and perhaps soak in some of that "weird little town" vibe. For lack of a B&B we could find that was still open, we stayed Holiday Inn Express-witch is fine clean enough, first we hit the Toy Train Depot and rode the miniature train, this was very entertaining, as much for the interesting person running the trains as the… Continue
June 17, 1996, about 2am. I've just returned to my home in Corrales after visiting friends in the student ghetto. I've been back from NMSU for about a month now and I'm full of passion for life. I have friends- really flesh and blood friends and we have long conversations that stretch from one day to the next. We're all young and everything is so dramatic. Tonight, I've come home after watching some conflict between two friends who I care very much for. In 2008, I'll know it was all very minor,… Continue
April 4, 2008. It's 7am and the sun has just come up for those of us around the east base of Ridgecrest/Nob Hill. I make tea. Hiking in the foothills of the Sandias is one of the great features of living here- you can do it any time and it's a real pleasure. I used to live east of Tramway off Menaul and explored the hills around that area most mornings. Now that I'm further away, it's not an every morning affair, but it probably could be. Today I drive to the base of La Luz. It's essentially a… Continue
So I have been in the burque for close to 4 years now. I belong to this little group called the Society for Creative Anachronism. Which is a non profit group who's educational focus is on European history pre-17th century. It is a global organization and a true society. The world is divided into Kingdoms with its rulers decided by skill at arms. Albuquerque is part of a region know as the Barony of Al-barran within the… Continue
We have been here for a month now. I don't know if B is, but I'm getting used to the dry. It's harsher, in a way, than NV, because it's colder. I think coming in March was good, because he experiences one of the few weather unpleasantnesses right off the bat in the spring winds.
Everyone seems to be getting adjusted. Poor Merlin, those first few days with the burrs were awful. But now he's used to biting it out of his paw.
Added by hannahbee on April 4, 2008 at 8:39am —
In what may actually be an elaborate scheme to get fired at the height of his career, Jim Belshaw, one of the few bright souls at the Albuquerque Journal who doesn't eat the thin grey gruel they serve for breakfast, recently sent this email:
I suppose I should have written this to DCF so it would show up as a post or comment or…
It all started with some chutzpah.
It started after reading “True Colors” by Anthony Haden Guest –one of those books that would change my life. It didn’t change my life because it had some anecdotal philosophies, or Oprah’s Book Club inspirations. The book was simple -it was the “He Said She Said” of the Neo Expressionist Movement in Greenwich Village in the 1980’s. I was inspired, empowered, I believed in the raw potential of collective activity –the thoughtless actions that snowball into… Continue
Added by Heaven on April 3, 2008 at 4:30pm —