Before I get to my "fashion" statement, I want to reiterate something a friend said to me. In the middle of the existential angst of moving or perhaps my temporary economic crunch or some other generalized whining, I called a friend and said, "Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah-List-of-Woes, what am I going to do?" Without hesitating, he said, "When in doubt, see a play."
This year Hakim Bellamy and Lisa Gill were voted best poets in the Best of Albuquerque round-up in the Alibi. It’s nice to feel part of popular taste for a change. I’ve already written about Lisa’s work, so let me say something about Hakim now.
Here's the next entry in a round of gardening posts. It felt good to complain about the silverleaf nightshade last time. Now I'd like to turn my gaze to some garden volunteers that are actually wanted. I will also show off my impressive lack of knowledge when it comes to identifying plants. Maybe you good DCFers can help put a name to the biggest mystery in my backyard:
CENTRAL & CORNELL SE--I can't think of an artist with a bigger or better "gallery" than Scott Kuykendall. He must have 600 linear feet of paintings on one of the busiest corners in the state of New Mexico. And his work has become part of the lives of literally thousands. Kuykendall did the murals surrounding both the Frontier and Saggio's restaurants. He also did Marc's Guitar's mural and the work on the interior walls of Saggio's as well as… Continue
Added by Adelita on May 25, 2010 at 5:41am — No Comments
"Crazy good!" comes to mind describing this poem as it rolls through the Texas countryside. But that is not good enough. Weisburd throws up images that seem to rise from the horizon full of life, but somehow twisted by heat waves. In such a world, your eyes can play tricks on you.
Can New Mexico poets Arthur Sze, Joy Harjo, Lisa Gill, Demetria Martinez and Mitch Rayes, best-poet-in-the-state-without-a-book, be said to have careers in poetry? David Orr concedes the publication of The Apple Trees of Olema: New and Selected Poems (Ecco/HarperCollins, $34.99), by Robert Hass, is “a milestone,” yet his Sunday New York Times review (May 6, 2010) becomes a discursive meditation on… Continue
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Globalization also means that foreign investment will embody higher standards of environmental performance. Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, The Commanding Heights (1998), p. 412.…
Moving to Albuquerque after seventeen years spent haunting the villages outside city limits was a big deal. I considered it at least "noteworthy." The building I selected to move to, however, actually was… Continue
Anyone can perform the same calculations of the independent scientists who estimate the BP Gulf of Mexico oil leak rate at around three million gallons per day. The only thing you have to do is estimate how far an object travels as it moves through the oil stream exiting the pipe. Here's how to do it.
Added by J. Paul Lanier on May 20, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments
DOWNTOWN--The City Council voted down two resolutions last night that were reactions to both the Mayor of Albuquerque and the state of Arizona. The vote was 4 - 5 along straight party lines. The first resolution would have forbade doing business with Arizona except in certain circumstances while their stop/check law is in force. The other would have prevented enforcement of the mayor's new program to check the immigration status of everyone… Continue
University Heights Neighborhood Association is sponsoring the annual Clean Up:
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