As beautiful as this season can be, there is still an undercurrent of approaching winter. And life...well, it has its own seasons.
Lee Francis IV has appeared in Words On A Wire, Moccasin Telegraph, Earthships Anthology and A Bigger Boat. He was a member of the 2006 Albuquerque Slam Team, coach of the 2008 Albuquerque Slam Team and a member of the 2008 LoboSlam National Champion Team. He currently teaches at the Native American Community… Continue
Not far from where I live, in the last few years, at least three women have been brutally murdered because they were transgender...and Albuquerque is generally a remarkably tolerant place. It's staggering to ponder how me being me could somehow be threatening to some people. I'm outraged by this, being thrust into personal conflict. I try to grasp and honor the deep gender insecurity someone would have to… Continue
New Mexico takes center stage in the fight over the future of the Internet. Hundreds gathered this week at the National Hispanic Cultural Center to encourage the FCC and Congress to protect the Internet from corporate interests. Ahead this week, highlights from the Town Hall and the fight over net neutrality. Plus, how that fight may have changed based on the outcomes of the mid-term elections. Also this week, the media landscape is changing once again in New Mexico,… Continue
Consider: if there is a past and a future, there must be something in between. This deceptively simple truism invokes—but does not betray—the essence of Tricklock Company’s new production, “Traitors,” now playing at UNM’s Theatre X.
Kristen Simpson’s original script weaves historical figures such as Judas Iscariot, Benedict Arnold, and Joseph McCarthy into a masterful madcap, skillfully delivered by Director Summer Olson. Like the… Continue
In my twenty plus years of adulthood, I have had nine out of ten of my bikes stolen. Count ‘em; that’s ninety percent, an A-. Yeah, I know. That sucks. Thinking back, some of them were just stupid moves on my part. For example, twenty years ago I left my bike on the front patio at a Burger King (where I worked) and went inside, letting them lock me in with the drive through open. When somebody came by, I could only pound hopelessly at the glass, yelling… Continue
Added by Don McIver on November 17, 2010 at 4:00pm —
In a perfect world, I'd write a post about a different local band here every week. I've had an active interest in the Albuquerque local music scene since the first week of August, 1993, when I became a resident of the Duke City. Actually, I think the first live music show I remember going to here was not a local act, but John Waite, at the Sunshine Theatre, in the Fall of '93.…
Last summer, I moved from a home with a yard to a new development downtown, downsizing and simplifying my life, intentionally shrinking my mortgage and my carbon footprint.
I no longer have to do yard work, and my one block walk may be the world's shortest commute.
I also now garden up in the sky, taking advantage of my new decks and what appears to be their own microclimates for growing vegetables: somewhat… Continue
2 cups of dried cannellini beans (white kidney beans)– soaked overnight*
3 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 large onions (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic
3 stalks of celery (diced)
3 stalks of carrots (diced)
2 Roma tomatoes (finely chopped) 5 cups of water
¼ to ½ teaspoon of NM red chile powder
5 cups of water (or vegetable stock)
juice of half a… Continue
A sponsor is a more experienced person in recovery who guides the less-experienced aspirant ("sponsee" or variously, "sponsoree") through the program. New members in twelve-step programs are encouraged to secure a relationship with at least one sponsor... Another study found that a twelve-step program's focus on self-admission of having a problem increases deviant stigma and strips members of their previous cultural identity replacing it with the…Continue