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Added by Phil_0 on March 29, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Palm Sunday Departure

It is fun on occasion to look back at how you 'got to the here and now'.

One Spring I drove from my hometown in Jacksonville, Florida to Tennesse to 'take a hike'. A friend and I left the car at his family place in Pulaski (go KKK), Tn. and began a back-roads hike from there to to Sewanee (my alma mater: the University of the South)...Sewanee is on the Cumberland Plateau (2200 feet) and for a Florida Native, that was… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 28, 2010 at 4:44pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sal Treppiedi... The Ancient Question of Inequality

Men never understand women. Of course that doesn't stop us from trying.

"My name is Sal Treppiedi, and I was born in Brooklyn, New York, February, 1963, to Italian immigrant parents. I have lived on both coasts, but now call New Mexico home. I am married to Debbie, a wonderful woman with a beautiful soul, and have a 13-year-old daughter, Calle, who never stops amazing me, and is a slammer herself." He is also the author of a chapbook… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Paradise Hills Community Egg Hunt

It's not Easter yet. Nevetherless, kids of all ages hunted for 5000 Easter Eggs at the Paradise Hills Community Center this morning. It was a lovely sunny morning and it was fun despite our habitual spring winds, which were much milder than yesterday's blasts.

Maybe some of the eggs will last until Easter, next Sunday. By then, I also hope more daffodils will be in bloom. Easter needs yellow - the color sunlight, flowers, baby chicks, Easter eggs, and happy children to hunt for them.

Added by Eloise Gift on March 27, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments

The Duke Abides: a happy tail-waggin' Schipperke Tale.

Happy Third Birthday to our friendly Schipperke, Duke (Memorial Day Weekend 2010)

No, not the actual Duke of Albuquerque. And not THE DUDE who abides over at the Duke City Fix's… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 27, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

David Anderson

Through BikeABQ president Craig Degenhardt, Tristin Anderson has invited all cyclists to her father's funeral. It will be Saturday at 10 am, Sagebrush Community Church

6440 Coors Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM

The Duke City Wheelmen Foundation will be placing a ghost bike for Mr. Anderson soon. With reference to the ghost bike and the cycling communities support for the family, Tristin said: "I would like to let them know they we appreciate their support and good thoughts more than they… Continue

Added by gleejb on March 26, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Horse You See

I highly recommend that you see Melissa Henry's short, independent, low-budget animal films whenever you get the chance. I've seen "Horse You See" and a rough cut of a sheep movie in storyboard form. Both are lovely, and they're not films about animals so much as animal poems, self-created myths, fables, narrated in Diné bizaad (the Navajo language) with English subtitles.

"Horse You See" was shot on the Navajo reservation where Henry's family… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on March 25, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Herb Goldman Video

Herb Goldman is exclusively represented by Chroma Studios Gallery in Albuquerque, New… Continue

Added by Chroma Studios on March 24, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Non-Christian Religious Faith and Crime

The Constitution of the United States of America

Amendment 1 [1791]

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.

Profound words from our founding fathers and guidelines to live by that would solve a lot of issues of social injustice if just… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on March 24, 2010 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

My Beef with the Beats

Around the same time two of my friends asked me about the poetry of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. At the risk of more shit-stirring, here goes. In my 20s I read Ginsberg's poems in Donald Allen’s groundbreaking New American Poetry and his later collection Planet News. Donald Allen's anthology collected the Beat poets as well as those from Black Mountain College, the New York School and the San Francisco Renaissance. I preferred the work of… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on March 24, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Call me a nerd...

...but this is awesome news.

From the Abq Journal: "The state Office of the Medical Investigator has lowered its fees for copying documents."

All praise the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government!

Added by Laura on March 23, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

P'tit Louis Bistro opens downtown TODAY!

If you've been by the corner of Gold and 3rd downtown anytime since January, you've probably noticed the corner shop (formerly Ooh-Aah jewelry and before that Ruby Shoesday) undergoing some major changes.

A new French bistro - "P'tit Louis" - is opening today after much anticipation. This is John Phinizy's first restaurant, and he's brought with him the brilliant… Continue

Added by Benny the Icepick on March 23, 2010 at 9:30am — 20 Comments

Ed Asner as Roosevelt

Ed Asner is pretty much what you expect him to be: a very straightforward human being. The man known to many as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and to a new generation as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the movie Up doesn't pull many punches.

I met Mr. Asner in Sarasota, Florida, following a performance of FDR, which he is performing across the country. As he entered the room and sat down, he asked me how I liked the performance. Before I could say a… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on March 22, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

StinkyLulu's Book Review: 'The University of New Mexico'

With this “photographic portrait of the University of New Mexico,” the folks at UNM Press bring together three of the university’s most devoted chroniclers to capture the complexity of the campus’s architectural landscape. Author V.B. Price’s exultant introduction offers an idiosyncratic yet informative summary history of the university itself, and former university architect Van Dorn Hooker lends his authoritative imprimatur as the book’s credited… Continue

Added by StinkyLulu on March 22, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Burque Appreciation

I arrived this morning at 11:30 am from Los Angeles, California via Amtrak. I went out to California to visit one of my best friends who left in the middle of our sophomore year of high school because her dad got a job promotion out there. I was only there for four days, Wednesday-Saturday, but those four days were so busy I felt like I had been there for a whole week. Upon my arrival to ABQ, I felt a profound appreciation that I had never felt before. Despite the biting cold wind, I was glad… Continue

Added by Alicia on March 21, 2010 at 8:33pm — 2 Comments

Demon of the Continent

The poetry of Ai, who died on March 19, 2010, has infiltrated my imagination. I'd been working on a persona poem about Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, and was consulting Ai's book Sin (Norton 1986) for a way to go deeper and further. When I think of the persona poem, I think of Ai. On the publication page of Vice (Norton 1999), her collection of new and selected poems, there's this legal disclaimer: "These dramatic monologues are… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on March 21, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

As Darkness comes, Breaking Bad's new season begins!

And there's less than 24 Two hours until the NEW SEASON of Br Ba (Breaking Bad) begins on AMC.

Can't wait to see the season and all the Albuquerque sites. Tonight's episode is entitled, NO MAS.

Kudos...Merdre/Break a leg to whole staff (and stars) of Breaking Bad...

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 21, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Adam Rubinstein... Dreams and Streets I

At the heart of Adam Rubinstein's attempt to revisit this neighborhood is a girl. In my own life as a young boy, her name was Carol. Although I wanted to walk with her home from school, I was too shy...and contented myself with following half a block behind, throwing snowballs or hiding behind bushes. Later, I must have dated Carol a dozen times in my life: Nancy, Elizabeth, Tanya, Susan, and more. I think I remember the way to her house. Adam… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 21, 2010 at 8:00am — 13 Comments

Ghost Bike for Roy Sekreta

Placed a Ghost Bike for Roy Sekreta on March 19, 2010 @ Comanche and the bike path. Stop by and pay your respects.

The Ghost Bike is one reminder out of many to drive safely,

for the fast moving east bound traffic. It is a blind hill with a 40 mph speed limit.

Although there are plans in place to construct an underpass for the bike… Continue

Added by gleejb on March 20, 2010 at 8:37am — No Comments

Duke City Satiddy:WOOF, WOOF, WOOF!

I have never been a huge basketball fan and I certainly have never been more than an awful 'player' of the sport. Born short and with miniscule hands, 'roundball' never appealed to me and I never really got to know it at all, as a kid or adult (Oh God, am I one of those?). I was fairly good at 'football' (aka soccer!) playing on both my high school and college teams. The dance and grace of leggy folk floating through the air in baggy shorts never quite got me… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 20, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

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