Even if you’re very
familiar with stories written by Erin Adair-Hodges, the Alibi
’s Arts and Literature Editor, you are probably not
familiar with her work as a poet. Guess what? Erin was the 2004-2005 Poetry Fellow at the University of Arizona where she received her MFA. Next fall, to cap off her work at the Alibi, she’ll be teaching poetry at CNM (along with her usual English courses). Erin lives in a… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on June 7, 2009 at 8:00am —
I am inspired by Summer of Like
, a weekly post by a DCFer calling herself, well, Summer of Like. Tired of having only a few close friends in Albuquerque and relationships that last under two months, she has decided to ask out one person everywhere she goes for ten weeks. I like that idea; doing something outside of your norm to change something that you're not happy with. For me,… Continue
Added by Spring Griffin on June 5, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Added by Adelita on June 5, 2009 at 6:00am —
Since so many smart and community-minded individuals read Duke City Fix (have I captured your attention yet, with flattery?) I’d like to invite your participation in a community survey. We’re conducting a study related to Kirtland Air Force Base and are surveying the community on issues related to the base and the surrounding areas. Take the survey.
Anyone is welcome to take the… Continue
Added by Mr Cog on June 4, 2009 at 11:28am —
Sorry it has been so long since my last update on the Summer of Like
. As predicted, I've already encountered some problems. First, I broke rule #2. But there were some extenuating circumstances- I've been housesitting in the south valley, and have fallen into a deep void of large, flat screen HD cable TV, and 2 lush acres of gardens and orchards right on the river...can you blame me for wanting to stay in? I also had 2 out-of-town visitors last… Continue
Added by summer of like on June 3, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Added by Adelita on June 4, 2009 at 6:02am —
I was thinking today about how it's finally summertime. The pool near my house
brims with kids and floaties and sunscreen daily. All the animals at the Zoo can be heard chattering away late into the evening. And my tummy has started to crave all the fresh local summer produce that I yearn for during the cold winter months.
One of the many things I love about… Continue
Added by RiRiSynCyr on June 3, 2009 at 10:00am —
Added by Adelita on June 3, 2009 at 6:00am —
Added by Adelita on June 2, 2009 at 6:00am —
I had my blog post all planned out for today. On Saturday I would walk over to the Barelas Bridge to watch the Race Down the Rio Grande
and perhaps engage in a kinder gentler version of “Jay-walking
” to mark the… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on June 1, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I'm taking on the Morning Fix this week!
- Search for missing boy suspended.
- Smith's Grocery workers marching the streets of Albuquerque. Workers disappointed with contract, wages.
- Santa Fe sending…
Added by Adelita on June 1, 2009 at 6:00am —
For eight seasons Albuquerque poet Mitch Rayes outfitted jungle trips to remote rivers and ruins in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. He first arrived there in 1979 and for almost two decades spent a large portion of his time in an area of Chiapas inhabited by a small group of indigenous Maya known as the Lacandones. His most recent poems are based on reminiscences of those years.
Born in Detroit, he made his first visit to New Mexico… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on May 31, 2009 at 9:00am —
Looks like rain, feels like rain, but where is the rain? Need to get out there and water my beautiful flowers!
Remembering when my grandmother who lived in the home I live in today always had a little lawn and nice flowers and actually some bushes she brought home from Bakersfield, CA! Her oldest son, my late uncle lived there with his family for years! She brought home the pomegranate bush that continues to grow beautifully in the front yard it must be over 50 years old! Just a bit… Continue
Added by Dolly on May 29, 2009 at 5:48pm —
This is a tale of perplexity and persistence. More than a decade ago, when I purchased my first home and moved to Barelas, I registered to vote, wanting to do my civic duty and wanting to have my say about matters close to home. I read all of the election literature I received, including the newsletters sent out by the Middle Rio Grande… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on May 29, 2009 at 11:30am —
I have been walking the west side of the bosque north of central for 10 years now. They recently started doing some conservation work. I agree that some of these things needed to be done but some of them I question. They are removing the trees that are not native which I love as most of the non native trees really drink a lot of water. My question on this is they are leaving the stumps and as it has warmed up the stumps are showing new growth if you are going to get rid of a tree shouldn't the… Continue
Added by aaron lewis on May 29, 2009 at 9:45am —
Albuquerque has been recognized by Kiplinger
in its Best Cities 2009
We're No. 2
, right after Huntsville,… Continue
Added by Alexis on May 26, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Yesterday we marked Memorial Day weekend with a family backyard barbeque; it's an annual tradition. This year we had four different generations at our gathering, representing every generation from the Silent Generation
to the Millennials
Since every guy at our gathering had… Continue
Added by Barelas Babe on May 25, 2009 at 11:00am —
It's time to get busy, judging from last week's tragi-comic bicycle adventure (or Miss Adventure, as it's obvious our relationship is not on a first-name basis).
Call it an acclimation proclamation, a call to harms. In short, I'm going to have to go out on the bike and hurt myself over and over again. It just needs doing, else I'll remain standing beside the road sniveling "Mommy! The stupid old air HURT me!"
The facts are these: Last week I kitted up (that is, I donned… Continue
Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on May 24, 2009 at 10:00am —
Do your neighbors have tentacles for arms? I mean real tentacles? Maybe you should read this. I first heard Gary Jackson at the Michael Datcher event. What a wonderful night that was! And this matter-of-fact treatment of the totally grotesque has all the dark irony of a reporter covering a nightmare.
Gary Jackson was born and raised in Topeka, KS, but received his MFA in Poetry from the University of New Mexico. His poems have appeared in… Continue
Added by The DitchRider on May 24, 2009 at 9:00am —
Last night I kicked off the Summer of Like
. I headed out to One Up (downtown) with my favorite wingman, S. It was a different scene than I expected - someone was having a birthday party, so most of the people there knew each other. I introduced myself first and foremost to the cucumber margarita. Big Success. :) I'm typically a wine or irish whiskey girl, but the cocktail menu was just too interesting to pass up. The light and fresh cucumber… Continue
Added by summer of like on May 23, 2009 at 4:01pm —