I love fall in Burque. It is the time of year when you leave in the morning wearing a jacket and head back home without it. I always associate fall in Burque with Balloon Fiesta and the intoxicating smell of green chile roasting. There are so many more things to do in the Duke City this time of year. I thought it would be cool to ask our regular writers and moderators what they… Continue
Added by Adelita on October 21, 2010 at 10:00am —
• Spence Hot Springs (now there's a name that brings back some colorful memories) closed for parking lot paving and trail work.
God, how we love New Mexico!
• Yahoo! Finance has a story on the… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on October 21, 2010 at 6:30am —
Recently I posted a blog about gay hate crimes and bullying that resulted in some lively comments. That was very good.
Now the City and UNM is stepping up to the plate. Today KRKE News featured an article on a gay community forum, the link is below. It was good of them to announce that UNM has a support system in place but beyond that there are others like New Mexico AIDS Services (NMAS) and their under 21 group, Equality NM, and other events that can be found through Common… Continue
Added by vinceinburque on October 20, 2010 at 11:17pm —
Lessons learned from the mecca of modern American planning: Portland
Added by urbanABQ on October 20, 2010 at 6:49pm —
Each week, Steve Warshawer founder of Beneficial Farms CSA, writes an update about the farms and his projects in agriculture and food safety. He also outlines the share of food for the week. Here is the link to the CSA blog updates: http://beneficialfarmscsa.wordpress.com
For more information on the cheese, meat and CSA information, please visit… Continue
Added by Beneficial Farms on October 20, 2010 at 10:45am —
• It's green enough! Stop watering the danged grass.
• Woman arrested in Albuquerque
for nation-wide hospital crime spree.
• Literary giants Rudolfo Anaya and Simon Ortiz to speak tomorrow at… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on October 20, 2010 at 6:30am —
The City of Albuquerque's highly restrictive zoning regulations have effectively banned the festival from all potential venues and censored all new erotic speech from our city.
In protest over Albuquerque's blatant attempts to censor… Continue
Added by Self Serve on October 19, 2010 at 5:00pm —
I asked Elaine and Demetria how all this started. I received the following explanation today.
It began innocently enough. Three of us sat at the old oak table over a simple meal of pasta with homemade pesto. We had come together to relax on a Friday evening and enjoy some good conversation. At the table were Demetria and Elaine, two poets and Daniel, an Environmental Sociologist. Before long our conversation took an unexpected… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on October 19, 2010 at 2:47pm —
• UNM President Schmidly's doctor says Prez is still sick
. Will miss rest of football season. Incidentally, the doctor is the new acting president.
• New Mexico Secretary of Education couldn't visit Rio Grande HS last week. Reschedules.
She's coming today to investigate Rio's… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on October 19, 2010 at 6:30am —
If you are a woman over 40 or if you love a woman over 40, you should know this: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
. Monthly breast self exams
and regularly scheduled mammograms are the best way to detect… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on October 18, 2010 at 2:00pm —
• Recently released from prison, man takes stab at church
. Not an entirely successful experience.
• Bloggers dragging NMSOS through mud!
announces AP writer. What is she smoking? Bloggers are the least of the mud problem in this state.
Added by Johnny_Mango on October 18, 2010 at 6:30am —
Added by Dennis G. Sheats on October 17, 2010 at 11:18pm —
Lisa Gill's poetic subversions never neglect the art, humility, compassion, care & choice, hence her presentation on Guerrilla Literature @ 516 Arts
yesterday afternoon. Check out the Street Arts exhibition. Loved Thomas C. Haag's alter-mythologies (see… Continue
Added by Richard Read Oyama on October 17, 2010 at 9:00am —
Leaves are about to fall. This is a poem you really need to read before they do...because, as he says, "Leaves are the words of trees / whose chosen work is remembering."
Stewart S. Warren
, writer and performance poet, was born 1950 into the affluent southern society of Tulsa, Oklahoma where, Stewart says, he was raised by slaves and all night gas station attendants.… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on October 17, 2010 at 7:30am —
I'm on an info gathering mission about the Bataan Memorial Death March held at White Sands Missile Range. Have you done the march? If so, I'm interested in your overall experiences, whether you were a team or solo, if you ran or walked it, how you trained, etc. At this point, I don't even like to mention that I'm considering doing the march, because I know only what I've read on the official website http://www.bataanmarch.com/default.htm
Added by Christie Mc on October 16, 2010 at 10:30pm —
My daughter’s 3rd grade class has a garden. Friday, we were able to buy swiss chard from their harvest. Big, bright green leaves. I came home with a bag and thought, “What can I make with this?” I know how to do the basic sauteed chard thing, but wanted it to be a little more gussied up. We had come over the summer to water and weed, and I felt protective of it–I did not want that bag of swiss chard to become forlorn and fuzzy in the veggie drawer.
First I peeled the leaves from the… Continue
Added by Candace Walsh on October 16, 2010 at 12:14pm —
The 1992 campaign exemplified the shift of United States political coverage from platform information and traditional press to what it is today: a character and celebrity focused popularity contest... Many argue that voters were not receiving important information about candidates’ platforms but because of their perceived knowledge, voters were not seeking additional information. The… Continue
Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 16, 2010 at 6:00am —
We are still going strong in our pottery classes. Students learn basic techniques and continue with their own projects. Baking dishes, casseroles, teapots, etc. In a year they have discovered their creative potencial. Come and join us every Wednesday, 4.30 to 6.30pm. Personal atention. And still only $65 for five classes, 25# of clay, glazes and firings included.
Added by Marilu Tejero on October 15, 2010 at 2:15pm —
Come out, come out wherever you are! Join the Street Arts Trolley Tour: Urban Art Trawl this Saturday, Oct 16 from 10am-noon. Thanks to Albuquerque Public Art Program (the tour guides will be ABQ’s own mistress of Public Art herself, Sherri Brueggemann, and ABQ mural artist Albert Rosales!) & ABQ Trolley Co. for this artistic voyage.
Take a ride on “the best first thing to do in Albuquerque” trolley and get a special insider’s tour of… Continue
Added by Kristine Maltrud on October 15, 2010 at 1:01pm —
This Sunday, 'Burqueno's cinephiles have a unique opportunity -- to see the distinctive beauty of ABQ's downtown captured on film and
to support a local filmmaker launch his latest film. And five bucks is all it will cost when you show up at The Guild for Sunday's world premiere screening of Ewen Wright's short film, Validation
. The cost of admission is fitting, in its way, because five bucks… Continue
Added by StinkyLulu on October 15, 2010 at 10:30am —