Stefi Weisburd volunteers at Explora, and this poem shows it. What a field trip! She is the author of two books, The Wind-Up Gods
and Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet
. Her work has appeared in several national pubications, including American… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on July 25, 2010 at 7:33am —
Bob Thomas, a local TV weatherman in 1950's Oklahoma City, was my idol. I imitated him using using a big cardboard box with the front cut out in the shape of a TV screen. I would crawl in through the back with a weather map drawn on some paper and present my report to my somewhat amused brothers.
Added by J. Paul Lanier on July 24, 2010 at 6:00am —
My personal knowledge of folk music is a bit Wobbly
by my own economic woes, very likely sidetrack
ed by hitting… Continue
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Now that we're finally coming out of our unseasonably hot streak, I can wander back into the garden for more than just the minutes it takes to water to keep the poor plants alive. I have a lot of first year plants that went in in the spring. So far, I have lost one lavender, one straightneck squash and one cat nip. The loss of the cat nip was mainly due to the attentions of the neighborhood cats. They literally loved it to… Continue
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NOB HILL--We all really do love this city--but what makes this place so special? Oh I know there is the climate, mountains, and river, but what did the people here do that turned all those natural advantages into this bustling community? Just look at Bernalillo: same climate, same mountains, same river. However, the result has been completely different. Here is what I think are the five best ideas Albuquerque ever had.
#5: Embrace the… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on July 20, 2010 at 7:30am —
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This poem originally appeared in the legendary Chicago publication, Poetry
. Because of that we can listen to Beeder read this short piece
, as well as her introduction to it, on the Poetry Foundation website.
Amy Beeder teaches at UNM. Previously she was a human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname, and taught high school in West Africa. She… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on July 18, 2010 at 9:00am —
As discoveries were made, pharmaceutical companies rose to the task of developing these compounds, ensuring safety and efficacy and mass-producing and marketing the medicines... As the 21st century begins, pharmaceutical companies are continuing the battle against humankind's ancient enemies and meeting new challenges. History of Pharmaceuticals
Added by J. Paul Lanier on July 17, 2010 at 6:00am —
Yesterday I had the opportunity to fully invert my summer doldrums. Debra Landau was kind enough to give me a low flying trapeze lesson and let me try swinging, spinning, mounting, and getting upside-down in the AirDance Studio. I needed this. Last time I was upside-down was when I flipped my wheelchair, which I wrote about here
....so this lesson in the… Continue
Added by lisa gill on July 16, 2010 at 10:00am —
- Totally NOT what I thought it was, but there's a Bear Festival tomorrow.
- Alameda, CA weighs in on our old pal Suncal's current misfortunes... of special interest…
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 16, 2010 at 5:00am —
Finding balance in our busy lives is often a challenge. Prying the remote, iPod, Nintendo DS or other gadgets out of our children's hands is even harder! That's why I am inviting everyone who can, to attend this Saturday's 'Listening Session' on the President's Great Outdoors Initiative.
This is an incredible opportunity to talk directly to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and other top administration officials about the ways our communities are using outdoor spaces and how our… Continue
Added by Alicia Lueras Maldonado on July 15, 2010 at 11:10am —
- So that happened. (I IMPLORE you not to read the comments.)
- Local Albuquerque/Corrales based supernatural expert weighs in on Chupacabra sighting in N. Texas.
- UNMH is now a…
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 15, 2010 at 5:00am —
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I’ve always preferred houses with a history. The story of how a neighborhood comes to be is part of this story, but given enough time, the house itself builds a history.
When we first saw our place in Barelas, I was enchanted by the deep window sills created by double adobe walls – perfect perches for cats and children. And I was intrigued by tales of the water well that was somewhere on the property and shut down (or not).
Added by Barelas Babe on July 12, 2010 at 2:30pm —
- Here's a nice little travel recommendation blurb from this weekend's Dallas Morning News...
- New Railrunner station slated for construction at Montano and…
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 12, 2010 at 5:30am —