My Dad the ex-con just left town after a 6 day visit. He is the "survivor" of a 37 month bid in Federal Prison. It was really a glorified country club, albeit with a good portion of the members in green drab jumpsuits. He got out in 2005, and visits me and my beautiful family here in Albuquerque once or twice a year. It has been increasingly challenging in recent years. For some odd reason, I think part of the… Continue
Sometime in October as I was teaching my Freshmen, I said, "How 'bout this? I'll write the same essays that I assign."
So here is my Comparison/Contrast Essay
Fixed Versus Free
Having purchased it in 2006, my bike --a Gary Fisher mountain bike with a rear rack, pedals that I could clip in or just stand on, a small light, a seat bag with a set of tools, tube, and patch kit, and memories of rides through the Jemez, the Sandias, the Bosque, the Magdalenas, Arizona,… Continue
so, it is monday 11/8/2010 and i have had people over for dinner and they are flabbergasted at the amount of air noise from the base. tonight is not even bad. but it is down right uncomfortable for an enjoyable evening at home. sad. it needs to change.
Added by kelly burton on November 8, 2010 at 9:18pm —
In case you hadn't heard, tomorrow is the day Coal Ave. closes between I-25 and Washington for a $26 million improvement project. It's also the day that Lead Ave. becomes a two-way street between I-25 and Washington to carry the extra traffic.
If 4 lanes moving to 2 weren't bad enough, listen to this: the only places where left-hand turns will be allowed going either way will be University, Yale, Girard, and Carlisle.… Continue
In these difficult years, America has suffered from a fever of words: from inflated rhetoric that promises more than it can deliver; from angry rhetoric that fans discontent into hatreds; from bombastic rhetoric that postures instead of persuading. We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another -- until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices. For its part, government will…Continue
The ballots have been cast and the votes counted. But the story of the 2010 mid-term elections doesn’t end there!
Join the New Mexico in Focus team for analysis and opinions about the way the cards fell, and watch the exclusive interview with Governor Bill Richardson as he stopped by the KNME studio for an unprecedented election night interview. All this and much more, on a show that’s involved, informed and… Continue
I just finished teaching four sessions of a class on Broadway musicals for UNM’s Continuing Ed. I had a great time. One of the questions we left unanswered was the future of musicals.
The last few decades have been interesting for musicals. During the 1980s, Andrew Lloyd Webber dominated the Broadway landscape. In the 1990s, Broadway was desperate for something new until RENT came along. In the most recent decade, musicals have… Continue
Bikers Beware: City Plans to Balance Budget by Citing Bicyclists
After 5 years of making the arduous trek in my car to CNM’s WS campus, this summer I was transferred to Main Campus, an easy bike commute. To mark the occasion, I donated my piece of crap CO2 spewing Ford Escort to KUNM and became a biker.
Years ago the thought of giving up my car and relying on my bike was about as abhorrent an idea as listening to a born-again preacher ramble on about how much… Continue
An Open Letter to the People of Albuquerque:
We, the organizers of the Pornotopia film festival, regret to inform you that as of today all Pornotopia events are canceled indefinitely.
For the past 3 years, we have brought beautiful, raw, healthy expressions of adult sexuality to welcoming audiences. And, for the past 3 years the City of Albuquerque has attempted to limit,… Continue