I don’t know about ya’ll but for me, eating too much and too late in the evening leads to odd dreams. Last night’s offering found me enjoying an Emmy prize with Jon Hamm (he plays Don Draper in Mad Men
). Too bad the prize was two seats at the Olympic Games where we watched a yak-driving competition, and there was only one team and one yak. I was disappointed, naturally, and Mr. Hamm was livid. Where does this stuff come from?
Our travel date is fast approaching and the missus… Continue
Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on August 15, 2010 at 10:33am —
Poems about paintings always lead off the canvas. And in the case of a painting of a crow, your journey could be a long one.
Gina Marselle is a poet, photographer, teacher and single mom whose impact on the poetry community includes collaborating with local poets, and coordinating the Open Space Visitor Center’s semi-annual “Poetry in Place” event connecting people to place through poetry. She has been work published in the Rag, The Sunday… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on August 15, 2010 at 8:08am —
When A.A. was quite young, a number of eminent psychologists and doctors made an exhaustive study of a good-sized group of so-called problem drinkers. The doctors weren't trying to find out how different we were from one another; they sought to find whatever personality traits, if any, this group of alcoholics had in common. They finally came up with a conclusion that shocked the A.A. members of that time. These distinguished men had the nerve to… Continue
Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 14, 2010 at 6:00am —
Last night New Mexico in Focus
host Gene Grant gave an expert summary of Albuquerque home foreclosure on PBS News Hour
. The segment, hosted by Jeffrey Brown, featured four local PBS newscasters. In my opinion Gene's discussion was the most professional.
Steady and confident, Gene presented the current Albuquerque foreclosure situation: 3800 homes statewide in foreclosure, or one filing per 675 homes. Placing local home… Continue
Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 13, 2010 at 2:06pm —
It has now been 5 weeks since I requested from the U.S. Postal Service a key to the mailbox of my new townhome as well as to have my mail held in the meantime so I could pick it up at a nearby post office.
Five weeks and more than 20 calls later? No key and 1 batch of mail. I continue to be given various telephone numbers that nobody answers any time of day.
Repeated requests for a key -- which has a stated turnaround of 3… Continue
Added by Don Brown on August 13, 2010 at 11:00am —
I love poetry. I love books. I love readings. I love the community of writers and I love the audiences who come out. Love, love, love:
I gush and intend to... because I hold rather esoteric views about poetry. I believe that reading or writing or listening to line-broken verse can control pain (emotional or physical), heighten your sensory perceptions of the world, cultivate a respect for self and others, prevent crime and violations against… Continue
Added by lisa gill on August 13, 2010 at 10:00am —
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I saw my first one streak west over South Broadway's city night sky and knew it would be a good night for the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. At my favorite spot south of Albuquerque, the shower of silent 'stars' was a refreshing moment which carried me past the midway point of summertime.
Though 'light pollution' encroaches from Belen/Los Lunas into our own Big City light, the Milky way was cooly lit and many of the night's meteor streaks seemed to spring from it or dart through it. I… Continue
Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 13, 2010 at 4:00am —
Because of the Harlem Renaissance, the post-World War I Great Migration of African Americans from the South to northern cities is generally well-known. Blacks also resettled the West Coast to work in defense industries during World War II, the subject of Chester Himes’ harrowing novel, If He Hollers, Let Him Go. In early histories of New Mexico, the focus has been upon the “Heroic Triad” of Anglos, Latinos and Native Americans who comprise this… Continue
Added by Richard Read Oyama on August 12, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Are you kickn' on your couch with a bowl o'chips watching you favorite re-runs of Seinfeld wishing you could be listening to some good music? Well *POOF* your wish has been granted. On August 12th Trace Adkins will be preforming at the Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque New Mexico. So come on down, bring your friends and your dancing shoes...excuse me..."boots"... and join us for an all around great time!
Hard Rock Casino
Added by Casey Watson on August 12, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Added by mombat on August 12, 2010 at 8:00am —
- No more fingerprinting for APS volunteers
- New Park Guide for the Duke City
- Check out the Alibi review.
- No pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for…
Added by mombat on August 11, 2010 at 6:30am —
NOB HILL--Maybe you saw the want ad in the ABQ Journal.
BAKE SALE TO SAVE EDUCATION. Wed. 8/11, 3-7p. -- 530 Jefferson. Buy Cutback cookies, Furlough fudge brownies, Corporate Loophole lollipops. Everything is 25 cents. ph. 266-6638 or 262-2657.
Now this may make you smile, but it highlights a real problem. Until the U.S. Senate passed the jobs bill that bailed out local governments last week, APS was ready to slash… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on August 10, 2010 at 8:30am —
Added by mombat on August 10, 2010 at 6:30am —
What should children in Albuquerque know about their environment? What experiences should they have outdoors? What outdoor skills do they need? A few weeks ago I attended a listening session
Added by Barelas Babe on August 9, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Added by mombat on August 9, 2010 at 6:30am —
Richard is one of Albuquerque's strongest voices. He continues to walk down your
streets, taking it all in and making sense. Today's poem about his ex-wife partially takes place in his ex-home, Rockford, Illinois. Incredibly, I lived there for 18 years myself.
Vargas is the editor of the poetry journal Mas Tequila Review
. It just published its first issue (available for a reasonable six bucks). Purchase and publication info is… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on August 8, 2010 at 8:00am —
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, a non-profit organization, is auctioning off fun and unique items to raise money for our Balloon Discovery Center.
About the online auction
From August 1 - 15, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our Balloon Discovery Center
; our interactive… Continue
Added by Balloon Fiesta on August 7, 2010 at 12:21pm —
How's everbody doing?
This isn't a blog as much as it is a question: Is there anywhere in Albuquerque that offers an introduction to Islam and the Quran?
UNM Continuing Ed and the Islamic Center don't list anything like that. Nothing here on DCF.
I just want to know more about this faith given all the bad press from both media and Christian fundamentalists. Not looking for a conversion experience, just knowledge.
Added by vinceinburque on August 7, 2010 at 11:21am —
The more consciousness is influenced by prejudices, errors, fantasies, and infantile wishes, the more the already existing gap will widen into a neurotic dissociation and lead to a more or less artificial life, far removed from healthy instincts, nature, and truth.
C.J. Jung et. al.
, Man and His Symbols
(1964), p. 49.
Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 7, 2010 at 6:00am —