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 —
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 —
• 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 —
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 —
• 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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
- New South Pacific exhibit opens at aquarium.
- Ooh. The Pit will be ready Nov. 1.
- APD officer…
Added by Alexis on October 15, 2010 at 6:00am —
The University Heights Association
is hosting an informational community meeting to discuss the future of the Werner-Gilchrist House. (If you don't know which house this is, it's located at 202 Cornell Drive SE.)
Believe it or not, this house is an historic landmark...and on the national register of historic places...
The community meeting will take… Continue
Added by JeSais on October 13, 2010 at 11:30am —
When I say "Route 66 in New Mexico," what do you think of? Do you see the glow of neon signs shimmering on Central Avenue after a monsoon? Do you imagine the curved corners of stuccoed 1950s motels, now worn and cracked under the weight of time? Do you hear the revving of an old engine as an ancient Chrysler makes its way through the lights downtown? We think of Route 66 as Central Avenue, but there is another Route 66 in New Mexico.
In the… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on October 14, 2010 at 9:00am —
- New scanner tested at the Sunport can help detect whether airline passengers are carrying liquid explosives. The possibilities for actually being able to carry a large bottle of shampoo onto the plane are endless.
- Meth lab accoutrement…
Added by Alexis on October 14, 2010 at 6:00am —
I get inspired each and every week to do my regular DCF post. There's a certain oomph afforded me when reading the preceding day's post by Johnny Mango. His two part series on the Belen BNSF line and Harvey House were great. Not to mention his numerous posts about adventurous episodes with his grandson...
But then it all goes to hell. I have no finishing power. I probably won't even finish this post.… Continue
Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 13, 2010 at 10:30am —
Added by Alexis on October 13, 2010 at 6:00am —
NOB HILL--The little boy stood in front of the judge who was hearing the custody case. "Would you like to live with your father?"
the judge asked.
the child said, "he beats me."
"Would you rather live with your mother?"
"No, she beats me too!"
"Well, where do you want to live?"
"I want to live with the Lobos. They can't beat anybody!"
Old dogs and old jokes comfort us in the bad… Continue
Added by Johnny_Mango on October 12, 2010 at 10:00am —
- The Albuquerque team of Barbara Fricke and Peter Cuneo wins America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race and lands safely in Ontario, Canada. Incidentally, Ontario is about 1,350 miles from Albuquerque. And they flew it straight through in a
hot air gas balloon in 57 hours and 30 minutes. In a hot air gas balloon. Wow.*
Added by Alexis on October 12, 2010 at 6:00am —