Autumn in Albuquerque is sometimes summer and sometimes fall. Which is to say, if you don't keep your eyes open you will miss half the colors. It's 85 degrees in the SE heights and the morning glories are going wild. The peak is here- each day the blossoms are smaller and the leaves are starting to get scraggly. Still, a good sight to see for the next week or two.… Continue
The new Artscrawl video from the Albuquerque Art Business Association is online! Take a look and let them know what you think. It features voiceover by the fabulous Pamela Michaelis, and the fine dramatic work of local actors Don Morse and Courtney Bell. The gist is to give visitors a sense of this Albuquerque tradition and that it is anything but boring. What's the… Continue
Yesterday PPNM staff exiting our parking lot noticed an injured woman lying semi-conscious on the sidewalk in front of our surgical clinic. Staff immediately summoned police and paramedics who responded quickly, ultimately taking the woman to the hospital. She had not been a patient here, but had obviously been abused by someone somewhere else, staggered here and collapsed.
Meanwhile, several anti-choice protesters… Continue
So, what's this about Brian O'Brien's burning down? I saw the raw footage on the Abq Journal's website, but can't find a dang news story about it.
I guess it's confession time: I used to work at that bar. Yes, I worked at the bar with the freaking dumbest name ever. In 2002, I returned to Abq from Europe--where my impending marriage had just crumbled--and I needed to line up some work so I could save up enough money to move to Colorado and start an internship with High Country News.… Continue
NOB HILL--I looked at the TV screen yesterday afternoon while the DOW settled into a stunning decline of 777 points. The S&P alone suffered a paper loss of around $700 billion. $700,000,000,000!! That number may sound familiar--it is the same figure for the total of the so-called bailout that was defeated by Congress yesterday. Gone in one day. Not scared yet? How about this: if you had $500,000 in your 401K yesterday you lost about $35,000 in an… Continue
I’ve been staring at the screen off and on for days, trying to figure out what to blog about this week.
This happens sometimes when I’ve been away from Albuquerque for too long. And I have been away longer than usual, thanks to some extra travel this month. But in some ways, I'm never that far away from Albuquerque.
So I’m wondering:
Should I start with the most popular question of the week from my colleagues here in DC -… Continue
I had the pleasure of driving in trafffic this morning at 7:45. As I was driving it seemed amazing to me. Everyone on the road is in a rush to get to where they are going so much so they are willing to cause traffic to come to a complete stop so they could move to the front of the line. Thank goodness I only have to venture in to that mess every once in a while. And business owners who have employees. Did you ever consider staggering your start times so everybody doesn't have to be at work at… Continue
So what's the deal with autumn's side of the road pinon sales ?
Are the nuts hard to crack as poets?
Are they dee-licious?
Where do they come from ? Wha-da-they cost?
Are beetles devastating crops?
Please educate us on this autumn New Mexican phenomenon/treat.
We went to the Rio Grande Community Farm's Maize Maze for the first time today. This was my first time at a maize maze and we all had a great time. As we have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old I was very happy to find out they have two mazes - one only 1.4 miles and the other 2.3 miles. We chose the shorter course and were rewarded with only one mini-meltdown. And there were several places where we had to… Continue
being a transplant from San Francisco I just have to say....
Why did the Isotopes have to change who they feed? I was perfectly fine with the Marlins. And part of why I moved here was cuz I could at least have some baseball, even though it was AAA, and it had nothing to do with the Dodgers. I'm a Giants fan through and through, so what is the most hated MLB team to me???? The Dodgers.
But NO!!! Today I find out that my beloved AAA team has… Continue
Me and Paula took our morning walk along the river on Thursday morning. We are blessed because we have a tiny little section of Bosque that is not used by many other people. We had just come down the hill from the levee onto the Bosque when our dog Osa started acting really bizarre. She was looking to the east the hair was up on the back of her neck and she was wanting to growl but she was restraining herself. I looked at a quick glance and I didn't see anything. Then when I turned again I… Continue