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Nutcracker on the Rocks

I attended Keshet Dance Company's 14th Annual "Nutcracker on the Rocks" this afternoon. The show was staged at the National Hispanic Cultural Center here in Albuquerque.

The show was rousing and enjoyable complete with shouts and spontaneous applause from the audience. And while I'm a purist of sorts for ballet and theatre I have to admit this was, dare I say, better than the original... Don't get me wrong, I love the original. I think I enjoyed this show because it had pop music I… Continue

Added by vinceinburque on December 5, 2010 at 10:33pm — No Comments

This holiday - buy LOCAL and INDEPENDENT!

Every holiday season it is so easy to get swept up in the madness of big chain retail deals and steals. Even I was tempted to drag my ass out at 4am to try and grab the food processor I’ve been wanting at nearly 60% off retail. Thankfully, my food coma kept me from such insanity. However, it seems that on Black Friday… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on December 5, 2010 at 1:30pm — 23 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Zachary Kluckman... Reflecting Over Coffee

Those moments are gone. Her lips have left the cup...but the imagined kiss remains. Delicious. Every imagined minute of it.

Zach Kluckman's anthology of New Mexican poets, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection, was a finalist in the 2008 NM Book Awards. Past publications include the New York Quarterly, Dos Passos Review, Cutthroat and more, as well as several anthologies.

Reflecting Over Coffee

“…ghosts… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 5, 2010 at 7:31am — 6 Comments

"Stand up to the bullies"

The following is from the ACLU Newsletter (12-2-10):

Over the past few months, a heartbreaking string of teen suicides has shown us just how serious the bullying problem is in our public schools . What makes these young people’s deaths especially tragic is that they might have been prevented if administrators and teachers had only taken action to change the culture of bullying in our schools.

That’s why today, the ACLU of New Mexico joined a class action lawsuit against… Continue

Added by vinceinburque on December 4, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

White Strain

White Strain

Nothing good

Will come of this

As I sit at the half way point of

Tomorrow and old and gray

I brush back my thick brown hair

Little white strands sticking

Sticking…sticking out

I think I can name every single one of those strands

From countless nights I spent

Snot rag in tow blowing my damn nose


My heart misbehaved…again

Or from those damn bills that pile up every month

And I lose my… Continue

Added by Briana Rose Lucero on December 4, 2010 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Recovery Cat 12.4.2010

We need to explain why this injures national security and why secret documents must be secure. This point needs to be thought through... We need to get across the feeling of disloyalty on the part of those that publish these [Pentagon] papers. We need some hard-hitting speeches in Congress.

H.R. Haldeman, Action Paper, June 15, 1971. Cited in The President: Richard Nixon's Secret Files, ed. Bruce Oudes (1989).…


Added by J. Paul Lanier on December 4, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Pink Smoke Over the Vatican


Should the Catholic Church allow women to be ordained as priests? It's a practice that is taboo in the eyes of the Vatican, but is happening in secret around the globe. Ahead this week on New Mexico in Focus, a preview of the new documentary "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican," which examines that very question. Also, local perspectives on women's role in the Catholic Church as well as other religions.… Continue

Added by New Mexico In Focus on December 3, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Frat Boy's World?

Imagine your world without the arts. Your living room, for example, would have nothing on the walls. No paintings, no posters, no photographs, no paint. Your furniture would have no shape or color. Your television would be nothing but sports and news. This may sound like a frat boy’s paradise, but most of us would find it disturbing.

We send many of our children to schools with no arts. Why don’t we find that equally… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on December 3, 2010 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Running Away

Running away

I am running today

Running away into that 10 minutes from now

Instead of 10 minutes into yesterday

To start all over again on steady ground

Where it only mattered that I gave a damn

Where I don’t sit and pick through moments in my clouded head

Moments that rose with the sun, which now lay dying in the night

Kissing my now too tired eyes, as I crave sleep and more sleep

While my heart becomes encased in brick just so I… Continue

Added by Briana Rose Lucero on December 2, 2010 at 9:33pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - Snow Day


Added by Ron Da Bomb on December 2, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

How available is local TV?

Was talking to Comcast today. I was going to cancel my cable tv, since I'm just paying for local channels, and I figured I could get a converter box, some rabbit ears, and get the same service. The Comcast rep told me that I can't do that in this area... I still have to be hooked in with a provider. Is that true? If it is, then the local channels are not free to the public. And that stinks.

Added by Richard V on December 1, 2010 at 5:07pm — 7 Comments

Have a Flocked Christmas

How about a little Throwback Thursday holiday story? I originally wrote this in 2007!

There is no denying it. There are pictures to prove it. Our first Christmas in our new house in the North Valley in 1967, my mom put up a flocked Christmas tree with coordinating green and blue glass balls.



Added by Adelita on December 1, 2010 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

The 3:00 A.M. Sprint to China

NOB HILL--We saw it on TV: people in tents outside a big-box electronics store spending two nights to make sure they would be first to get the bargains. Many stores opened at 3:00 A.M. just to give us a leg up on the rush. Later, I saw a woman interviewed who said, smiling, that she had spent a thousand dollars. And then the newspaper ran a picture of a man standing in line holding a waffle iron under his arm. That's right...a waffle… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 30, 2010 at 9:07am — 19 Comments

Black Bird

Within one tear, is a lady waiting

Head down, sitting still with thoughts

Clouding the mind, making her blind

Hands placed upon her lap, still

Her heart beats beyond the walls

Where possibility use to reside

It reached but came up empty inside

She can’t help as thoughts cross her mind

That perhaps someone is waiting for her

Beyond the dark curtains of the night

She dares to place her feet on dreams

That maybe this world isn’t so bad… Continue

Added by Briana Rose Lucero on November 29, 2010 at 10:58pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix - An Homage

I will wield my Morning Fix powers to rename a few things around here this week....


Added by Ron Da Bomb on November 29, 2010 at 7:43am — 3 Comments

Wow - Thank You!

I was thrilled to discover today that I was named among the top 3 Best Massage Therapists in this month's Albuquerque the Magazine! Thank you to everyone who voted, and I'm so grateful for this affirmation of my life's calling.

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on November 28, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Dee Cohen... Levitation

Your job, your partner, your child...what is it that keeps you from floating away? This remarkable piece begins in Walgreen's, usually a tough place in which to levitate.

An active DCF member, Dee Cohen is new to the ABQ poetry community. Her work has been published in assorted print and on line journals. Her chapbook Lime Avenue Evening was published by The Laguna Poets group of… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 28, 2010 at 7:59am — 8 Comments

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