Bicycling 11 miles with a wig and face paint is far better if you're not alone. Last night, at least 50 cyclists gathered like a freak show at Triangle Park for a Halloween joy ride through Albuquerque. From Nob Hill to downtown and Old Town, we cruised with only minimal incident -- a lost pink wing, a showdown with a muscle truck. Final stop: Marble…Continue
1st District: Darren White — We are going to ask voters to set aside the attack ads of the last few weeks and the partisanship of the last eight years, to instead focus on the dedication and work ethic needed to represent them as a freshman in Congress. The candidate who has proven he has both is Darren White.
The Republican is conversant on the big issues facing our nation, from the economy (create jobs and cut taxes) to energy (put everything on the… Continue
Today was a momentous day. One of those days that I am proud to say "I was there."
It's one of those situations that I really think you had to be there to experience, but there were moments where I had serious chills and tears in my eyes. I got to be a part of both National and New Mexican history.
What happened? The National Atomic Museum's B-52 bomber, that has been sitting in the same spot at the old museum location on base for THIRTY FIVE YEARS, had one of the final… Continue
I went out around the neighborhood looking for Halloween displays, but I didn't find much. There were lots of little ghosts and pumpkins and one pet cemetery. A decent helping of webs and a handful of scarecrows. Seems like things are a little subdued this year. I suspect everyone is preoccupied with the election.
We're tentatively planning to hand out candy for awhile and then mosey on to Nob Hill, the Press Club and downtown to… Continue
Built in 1925, the historic two-story brick building that we call "The Harwood" presents an exciting (and some times confounding) opportunity to translate an inefficient structure in to a model for sustainable (re)building. We have decided to open up this translation process to others in the community, as we firmly believe that every moment is a teaching moment. And these are lessons that we all need to… Continue
Don't get me wrong, I love the guild, or rather I WANT to . . . I was raised going to funky little old theaters, doing the Rocky Horror thing (before the military chants and stupid pre-shows; in my day only the film had a staring role-but I digress). Tonight I went out with my husband; great meal at the Korean Barbecue House, we went to the guild. I had seen in the Alibi they were playing a Hammer film with Oliver Reed (William Shatner wishes he could over-act so perfectly) in a biker… Continue
... For whomever you're voting for - You're going to vote, right?
This is NOT an Obama/Mccain conversation - it's a question of yes/no.
I realize that there's always a lot of talk about "Just don't bother, it doesn't make a difference", or "(so and so) will win without my help, anyway" - but that's flat out not true. The only way to change a broken machine is to do something to start changing it.
Don't fall for the "Don't bother to vote" spin, no matter who's… Continue
OAK FLAT, 20 MI. SOUTH OF TIJERAS--Is this the year? Traditional wisdom has it that bumper crops of piñon nuts come only once every seven years. Are we in that lucky period? I first thought so a couple weeks ago when MaryAnn and I drove the big loop around the Gila: piñon trees absolutely loaded with pine cones. Piñon picking is so common there that stiles have been provided to let pickers on to BLM and National Forest land from the highways. They… Continue
Now don’t get me wrong, if you throw on some booty music I’ll be out on the dance floor after the first few beats, but when it comes to actual formal dancing with real steps I feel a little uneasy “gettin’ up on the dance floor.” A few salsa nights at Sauce and the Cooperage turned my unease to fear since the dance floor seemed like Albuquerque’s version of Dancing with the Stars. After those few scary moments in the middle of a crowded, sweaty dance floor with some guy who thought spinning me… Continue
On October 31st, members of New Mexico Youth Organized will hit the Burque streets for a massive nonpartisan Get Out the Vote drive called “Trick or Vote.” The costumed force of about 200 young people will meet at Lower Johnson Field on the UNM campus at 5pm and fan out in neighborhoods across the city on Halloween to remind people to vote on November 4th.
Trick or Vote is part of a national effort to encourage youth participation in the electoral… Continue
There were 45,000 hearing people in the audience and 5 signing deaf people in the bleachers behind the stage at the Obama Rally Saturday night. Regular readers of my blog may know that I'm a card-carrying member of the smaller group.
Rule Number One for deaf people: show up early to any big event with American Sign Language interpreters.
This event was no exception.
Why show up early? Well, we deaf people need to be… Continue
It was about 8:30am Sunday morning at the Frontier. My wife and I decided that a breakfast burrito before church would be a good idea so with coffee in hand we scanned the multitude of open tables, a rarity at the Frontier on a Sunday. Moving along towards our favorite spot, we spotted friends of ours and joined them. Their voices were hoarse and strained from the Obama rally the evening before, but they beamed with excitement. They just couldn’t stop talking about Obama and how great he was… Continue
Halloween is a spooky night, but clubs usually cater to those who want to get into the various S.P.I.R.I.T.S of the evening. Have checked out links to likely spots in Albuquerque. You probably know of some great spots I've missed. You may know which ones offer spectacular contests, good music, entertainment that is above average, and so on.
For starters: Is anyone wearing a costume in 2008? What are you going as? Homemade? Store… Continue