Photos are up (click on the photo above for Mikaela's Flickr page) for the Poets Brunch and Publication Gathering at Harwood for A Bigger Boat: The Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Poetry Slam Scene
It was a real pleasure to talk with and hear from many of the poets (slam and otherwise)… Continue
Added by Eric Renz-Whitmore on April 27, 2008 at 3:00pm —
For those still mourning the Albuquerque Tribune, check out this story in the latest issue of American Journalism Review. It's titled, When Heart Isn't Enough
. The writer, journalist Tony Davis, worked at the Trib from 1987-1996.
(And in the interest of full disclosure, Tony is a friend of mine. He emailed me the story this morning, and I thought I'd share it with DCFers.)
Added by Laura on April 27, 2008 at 11:30am —
Just the other day, I saw an ad for R.Crumb-illustrated Monkey Wrench Gang tee shirts
, (and also the R.Crumb-illustrated version of the Ed Abbey book), and then I got an email about this upcoming event.
It can only be a sign.
The birth of a movement: Jack Loeffler at Albuquerque Little Theatre
April 18, 2008
Jack Loeffler will present “Adventures with Ed” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Albuquerque… Continue
Added by Laura on April 27, 2008 at 11:22am —
Added by Eric Renz-Whitmore on April 27, 2008 at 10:00am —
100 or so local beekeepers came together for a "bee conference" today at Ken Hays' honey kingdom
down in Bosque Farms. I was there, as a wannabeekeeper intent on picking… Continue
Added by chantal on April 26, 2008 at 9:30pm —
My mid-life crisis included building a house on a hillside last year. I cried when I first stepped onto the land and my friend Claire said, "I knew you were in trouble when I saw that look on your face."
As the house neared completion, I was asked to describe the experience. Childbirth came to mind.
First, the shock that I actually felt capable of tackling the financial burden and c-c-c-c-commitment. Then, giddiness began as I started selecting beautiful items for the… Continue
Added by Zoe on April 26, 2008 at 6:30pm —
You can check out the story and read the comments on KOBTV 4 website. It's regarding the current situation with UNM's Johnson Gym management kicking our team out. This after a 27 year relationship.Wheelchair basketball team shown gym door
If you're interested in helping out we're… Continue
We could really use everyones support!
Added by Will on April 26, 2008 at 4:38pm —
I had this idea awhile ago but I didn't really know why I wanted to do it until now. I'm fucking PISSED OFF about what is happening in my city, my state, this country, and our world. This is fucking rediculous people we need to wake up! We need to do something drastically different or else things are going to either stay the same or get worse. I do not see anyone who has the power to make major decisions who is coming up with any real ideas for change. The only people who want to drastically… Continue
Added by Will on April 26, 2008 at 4:30pm —
The air raid
They tested the air raid sirens on the first Monday of every month. For fifteen minutes at noon they howled to let us know they worked. I always knew that if the Russians were going to bomb us, they'd do it on a first Monday. There was a siren on the roof of my school, and when it went off, the ground shook. The horn rotated on a pedestal so all the neighborhoods could hear it. When it turned my way, if I was on the playground, I could feel the sound waves pounding… Continue
Added by Doc on April 26, 2008 at 11:00am —
Okay here is my short boring story......
I have been suffering really bad for along time with depression and the boredom of my life. I have been down the road with dr.s, maybe not enough because I have heard that it takes time for the med's to work, but that's not what I need right now. What I need is to get back into circulation. So what is there to do on the weekends? I have also been looking to see about any classes I can afford for painting, stuff like that. I used to paint, used… Continue
Added by krissy on April 25, 2008 at 7:19pm —
Added by Somegye on April 25, 2008 at 5:00am —
All Star Wrestling will be judging the VE=NT (Voices Emerging=New Thunder) 3rd Annual Middle School Poetry Slam at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This event will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 1 - 5 PM. Below is description of the event.
Saturday, April 26, 2008, 1pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, VE=NT (Voices Emerging=New Thunder) the 3rd Annual Middle School Poetry Slam returns to delight the ears of young and old alike.
The best… Continue
Added by All Star Wrestling on April 25, 2008 at 2:23am —
Remember how excited you all were
about the National Poetry Slam 2005
? Remember how proud we were that our team won?
Remember back even farther than that -- remember the folks who started it all -- over 10 years ago at Jack's Lounge, or Best Price Books and Coffee, or drive-by poetry? Remember the greats -- Danny Solis, Kenn Rodriguez,… Continue
Added by Mikaela Renz-Whitmore on April 24, 2008 at 11:30am —
My 12 year old wants to be a Library volunteer this summer. in past tears if you were in the 12-14 age group you just talked to the librarian and off you went. This year the City is requiring background checks.
I know that my kids are fairly sheltered, but my question is- is this paranoia or is it really that bad out there?
Added by mombat on April 24, 2008 at 10:00am —
Last night, John Stewart was pretty darn funny. This routine regards the exit strategy on leaving Iraq. Funny stuff...
Added by terraambient on April 24, 2008 at 9:00am —
Added by Somegye on April 24, 2008 at 6:37am —
Hello Beautiful People! I hope you are feeling as fabulous as me on this fine day in the Duke City, the Center of the Universe. Well, you KNOW it is, because, well; we're here, Silly! In case you've been living in a cave on the set of Lost, maybe you've missed hearing about Oprah's latest bookclub installment, A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle. A good read. His discussion on ego is interesting and I think right on the mark. Most humans' egos are what get them in trouble. Deflating the ego, or the… Continue
Added by Jean Grey on April 24, 2008 at 12:35am —
So, I went up to the City Different today for work stuff, and in my short time there I made two observations:
1. A teryaki chicken bowl thing costs twice as much; and
2. It looks like they're really gearing up to put the RailRunner in.
As to the first observation, I've been aware of the "privilege of purchasing basic necessities in Santa Fe" tax for years. But seriously, eight bucks for a chicken bowl? What, was the chicken massaged before slaughter? Was it fed… Continue
Added by freekbuoy on April 23, 2008 at 11:39pm —
Dad worked there
Everybody's dad worked on the base. Not because they were in the service; they just worked there.
I'm not sure what they did there on the base. My dad never told me what he
did. "A lot of different things," he'd say when I asked. As I got older, I learned not to ask. It was strange to grow up there, in Albuquerque. The Government was an ever-present influence in everyone's lives, yet nobody was that
aware of it. Since 1947, the Atomic Energy… Continue
Added by Doc on April 23, 2008 at 9:00pm —
It has officially been a week and a day since I turned 19, and in that week, I have come to a few conclusions. Keep in mind that these realizations have less than two decades behind them......
1. Love comes in unexpected packages. In the past year I've had two boyfriends--and God, were those learning experiences. But in the process, I came to realize that I am stronger than I could have ever imagined. At the same… Continue
Added by Alex on April 23, 2008 at 7:24pm —