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The Sunday Poem: William C. Hyland... Step Lightly

Hemingway once said, "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."  That is exactly the way many of us think about being in New Mexico's wilderness.  You take it with you…


Added by The DitchRider on August 28, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Recovery Cat 8.27.2011

We have learnt from the struggles of our past during the dark days of dictatorship that there is no alternative to building a free and democratic society and ensuring the supremacy of international humanitarian law and human rights declarations. This can only be achieved through dialogue,…


Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 27, 2011 at 7:36am — No Comments

Conversation About Character and Place with Author Summer Wood

I met Summer Wood in the summer of 2010 when as a graduate student in the Creative Writing program at the University of New Mexico I interned at the Taos Summer Writers' Conference and had the…


Added by JeSais on August 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jules Nyquist... Hypnotizing Chickens


In a poem full of startling images, a quiet line in this poem captures the story of so many of us.  We may wonder about who is really being hypnotized here, but "He missed the war that was meant for him." just leaps from the page.  Welcome, Jules, to the Land of Enchantment.  She…


Added by The DitchRider on August 21, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Recovery Cat 8.20.2011

Progressive Era reformers looked to the primary election as a way to measure popular opinion of candidates, as opposed to the opinion of the bosses. In 1910, Oregon became the first state to establish a presidential preference primary, which requires delegates to the National Convention to support the…


Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 20, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Kenneth P. Gurney... On the Seventh Day

How could God, with His busy schedule, find time to rest on the seventh day?  Maybe in a less populated world He didn't have as much to think about.


Kenneth P. Gurney lives in Albuquerque with his beloved Dianne.  For Kenneth's full bio, publication notes and available…


Added by The DitchRider on August 14, 2011 at 7:59am — 4 Comments

Recovery Cat 8.13.2011

Being right, defending our positions, takes an enormous amount of mental energy and often alienates us from the people in our lives. Needing to be right - or needing someone else to be wrong - encourages others to become defensive, and puts pressure on us to keep defending.

Richard Carlson.… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 13, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Vacation – Barelas Babe Style

It will come as no secret to those who know me that I’m a bit (perhaps more than a bit) of a…


Added by Barelas Babe on August 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell... Peace Envoy

America was founded on the strength of an idea, not our military might.  Our first 'warriors' were pamphleteers.  In today's world Larry Goodell looks at our strengths once more...and answers the question, "Is poetry worth writing?"


Once called "The Aristophanes of the Piñon-Juniper…


Added by The DitchRider on August 7, 2011 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 8.6.2011

Finally, after he maligned a young lawyer who was not even involved in the hearings, army counsel Joseph Walsh protested, "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" The gallery erupted in applause, and McCarthy's career as a with-hunter was over.

Norton, M. B., et. al. (2001). A People… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 6, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Gail Miller... Nightfall

How much can a poet pack into 7 lines?  Well, how many moments make a day?  How many eyeblinks in a life?  You will love to read this piece more than once...smiling all the while.


Nob Hill resident Gail Miller writes mostly fiction. This summer she is reading Tristram Shandy,…


Added by The DitchRider on July 31, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 7.30.2011

Employees of the newspaper were accused of engaging in phone hacking and obtaining illicit information by bribing police officers and exercising improper influence on politicians and the police. The results of investigations conducted from 2005–2007 reached the conclusion that the… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on July 30, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Time for the Lead / Coal Switcheroo!


At 8 p.m. on Sunday night, July 31, 2011, Coal will open to two-way traffic and Lead will close to thru traffic between University and Washington as crews mark an important project milestone – completion of construction on Coal. At this time, construction is one month ahead of schedule. During…


Added by JeSais on July 25, 2011 at 1:11pm — 14 Comments

The end of the drought

The lightning photo drought that is.... 

The Sandias opened up on Saturday so that means that there has been some rain here, some of which happened just as I was landing the other day.  


But finally, on Sunday night I was able to get a series of shots from a storm that rolled over the Sandias and over Bear Creek Canyon.  …


Added by David on July 25, 2011 at 10:09am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Richard Vargas... 13 angels rising

No one comments more on news of the day than Albuquerque poet Richard Vargas.  He is always on duty.  And the recent headlines about prostitution have not gone unnoticed.


Vargas recently won the 2011 Hispanic Writers Award at…


Added by The DitchRider on July 24, 2011 at 8:19am — 5 Comments

Recovery Cat 7.23.2011

Unfortunately, several of the debt reduction proposals the president has offered involve tax hikes on corporations that would only hamper growth, handicap our ability to compete globally, lower tax revenues, and exacerbate the problem we’re desperately trying to solve.

In his talks with Republicans,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on July 23, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Four Questions for Internationally Renowned Poet, Margaret Randall

Margaret Randall will be reading from her new collection of poetry, Ruins, (with foreward by V.B. Price) University of New Mexico Press) on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2-3 pm, at Alamosa Books.


1. Who were your early influences?

I assume you are asking about poets, because many…


Added by Richard V on July 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Rain Review

I read a ways back that weather pattern models suggested we weren't going to have a monsoon season. This is in contrast to conventional wisdom from the last time we had such an extreme cold/hot dry year, which I think was in 2006.


I'll take the farmer's almanac over meteorology any day, so I was pleased to see the thunderstorm clouds return a couple of weeks ago. Today the monsoons came back with a vengeance. 


Like most things, rain doesn't come moderately in…


Added by Joe Cardillo on July 20, 2011 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sharon Niederman... Wars Ago

Sharon Niederman writes, "The Muse wears many disguises.  For years I have seen the same street person walking up and down Central Ave.; in winter, she wraps herself in a tattered blanket, and in summer her face is deeply sunburnt. I try to give her money every chance I get, but sometimes…


Added by The DitchRider on July 17, 2011 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

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