In past presidential elections, my father and I would debate about the candidates and their policies. My father was a staunch Republican, believing in lower taxes, greater deregulation for entrepreneurships and conservative fiscal policies. I have always been a more liberal thinker, believing in social reform and free thought. I wasn't against more taxes, so long as it promoted greater social services such as better education and health care. Oh, how we argued...I mean… Continue
The Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC) comes to Popejoy Hall, bringing with them 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds with The Complete History of America (abridged). Just two days before Election Day they bring their Election Year Special Edition to share their funniest material with us.
The three actors of the RSC will take us through history from George Washington to George W. Bush…
... For whomever you're voting for - You're going to vote, right?
This is NOT an Obama/Mccain conversation - it's a question of yes/no.
I realize that there's always a lot of talk about "Just don't bother, it doesn't make a difference", or "(so and so) will win without my help, anyway" - but that's flat out not true. The only way to change a broken machine is to do something to start changing it.
Don't fall for the "Don't bother to vote" spin, no matter who's… Continue
About three hours ago I and my family became poisoned in Nothing But Noodles near Whole Foods at Wyoming and Academy. Since everyone went down, I think it's not a specific food, and since symptoms began in an hour, it cannot be bacteria (right?). Probably they didn't rinse the plates well after detergent, or it's some insecticide got into food. Cannot tell for sure, but must be something simple. My daughter got off easily, with some tummy aches. The iron health of the youth, must be…
La Provence is having the biggest Beaujolais Nouveau Party in New Mexico. This world wide event will take place Nov. 20th. There are 2 seatings (6:00 and 8:00) and its will cost $35.00 per person. This includes a three course meal and two glasses of wine. There will be lots of prizes and fun. Reservations are a must so please call or leave me a message on our site.
OAK FLAT, 20 MI. SOUTH OF TIJERAS--Is this the year? Traditional wisdom has it that bumper crops of piñon nuts come only once every seven years. Are we in that lucky period? I first thought so a couple weeks ago when MaryAnn and I drove the big loop around the Gila: piñon trees absolutely loaded with pine cones. Piñon picking is so common there that stiles have been provided to let pickers on to BLM and National Forest land from the highways. They… Continue
Now don’t get me wrong, if you throw on some booty music I’ll be out on the dance floor after the first few beats, but when it comes to actual formal dancing with real steps I feel a little uneasy “gettin’ up on the dance floor.” A few salsa nights at Sauce and the Cooperage turned my unease to fear since the dance floor seemed like Albuquerque’s version of Dancing with the Stars. After those few scary moments in the middle of a crowded, sweaty dance floor with some guy who thought spinning me… Continue
These are over for 2008, but... Watch for these great water blessing and community farm events again next year! Plus I hope to put together a two day "Walk for the Acequias" protest and spiritual journey along the ditches and laterals of Bernalillo County for the begioning of the spring irrigation season of 2009.
The San Ysidro celebration will begin at the corner of Isleta and Arenal , proceed down Arenal (behind the church and community center) to the Sanchez Farm (now… Continue
You are invited to come to the Wednesday morning Agriculture Collaborative meeting, an educational and networking group of farmers, families, activists, and policy advocates. A varied and committed group of folks meet once a month to discuss progressive agribusiness and what can be done to preserve, promote, and expand a diverse food basket here in New Mexico. This groups is organized and hosted by the Mid Region Council of Governments as a vehicle to promote and grow New Mexico agricultural… Continue
Added by Crista on October 27, 2008 at 9:00pm —
On October 31st, members of New Mexico Youth Organized will hit the Burque streets for a massive nonpartisan Get Out the Vote drive called “Trick or Vote.” The costumed force of about 200 young people will meet at Lower Johnson Field on the UNM campus at 5pm and fan out in neighborhoods across the city on Halloween to remind people to vote on November 4th.
Trick or Vote is part of a national effort to encourage youth participation in the electoral… Continue
It was about 8:30am Sunday morning at the Frontier. My wife and I decided that a breakfast burrito before church would be a good idea so with coffee in hand we scanned the multitude of open tables, a rarity at the Frontier on a Sunday. Moving along towards our favorite spot, we spotted friends of ours and joined them. Their voices were hoarse and strained from the Obama rally the evening before, but they beamed with excitement. They just couldn’t stop talking about Obama and how great he was… Continue
There were 45,000 hearing people in the audience and 5 signing deaf people in the bleachers behind the stage at the Obama Rally Saturday night. Regular readers of my blog may know that I'm a card-carrying member of the smaller group.
Rule Number One for deaf people: show up early to any big event with American Sign Language interpreters.
This event was no exception.
Why show up early? Well, we deaf people need to be… Continue
Halloween is a spooky night, but clubs usually cater to those who want to get into the various S.P.I.R.I.T.S of the evening. Have checked out links to likely spots in Albuquerque. You probably know of some great spots I've missed. You may know which ones offer spectacular contests, good music, entertainment that is above average, and so on.
For starters: Is anyone wearing a costume in 2008? What are you going as? Homemade? Store… Continue
This morning, still red-eyed and tired from the Obama rally last night, I dragged myself out of bed for the breakfast and CD1 debate at Congregation Albert.
While I've known for a while that I was supporting Barack Obama for President, I hadn't made my mind up about some of the other candidates. I moved back to Albuquerque less than two years ago, and didn't know anything about either of the candidates running for the CD1 seat. I… Continue
JOHNSON FIELD, UNM CAMPUS, CENTRAL & GIRARD NE--Rarely do the two Presidential candidates offer such an opportunity. Both Obama and McCain appeared the same day, yesterday, in the same town with the same amount of advance notice. They even gave the same stump speeches that we have been seeing on television for the last week. But there was all the difference in the world between the two events.
John McCain spoke in the morning at… Continue
I got in line at Johnson Field at 3:00 PM to save a spot for friends and family who would be joining me. It was hot and the line seemed very long as I took my place at the end of it. I was halfway between the field and the UNM Bookstore. I watched as people came by selling t-shirts, caps and buttons, volunteers canvassing the crowd to be sure we had early voted and signing people to volunteer in the crucial last 10 days of the campaign. One… Continue