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…Continue
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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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,…Continue
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…Continue
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. …Continue
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…Continue
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…
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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…Continue
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…Continue