A failed state is a political body that has disintegrated to a point where basic conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government no longer function properly.…Continue
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I met Kate Padilla when we were both Word Weavers, a group of Albuquerque women poets who have since disbanded. Kate’s talent is true to W.C. Williams’s dictum “No ideas but in things.” Kate whittles her poems like the work of her oft mentioned blades. Her message isn’t sharp in a hurtful…Continue
"Gold teeth and a curse…Continue
What can I say about Mary McGinnis? I’ve been fortunate to sit with her in a writing and dining group, happy to be in her aura of infectious optimism, her joy in the creation of never-before-syntactically-linked phrases. She is a jewel of the desert, an arranger of desert jewels. I am so honored…Continue
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As someone sets light to the first fire of autumn - We settle down to cut ourselves apart.
2016 has been a year of death, disaster and…Continue
So, if you're looking for ways to support Albuquerque businesses through shopping and local Albuquerque organizations through donations,…Continue
I've been taking hiatuses from Facebook in recent months during the…Continue
Heard the expression "short and sweet"? File this one under: "short and bitter."
It's the flash nonfiction tale of your City of Albuquerque tax dollars being repeatedly wasted, with subplots of zero communication between government "silos" & engineering/execution incompetence.
Let's talk about A.R.T. by talking about something else. Yeah, it's depicted above. You, know, the "beep, beep thing." Here's a flash non-fiction piece, one in which I'm the bad guy, with a bit of help along the way.
Last Saturday night, my wife and I went to the Lensic in Santa Fe to see…Continue
Some vintage photographs found on the internet web tubes! …
The gravest threat to this exceptionally 'great' country is not political correctness, but echo chambers. I have been reading the Albuquerque Journal my entire life. My late father saved a copy of the Journal from the…Continue
Recently, I was adding tid bits to the Abq Action Venue blog and I came across an amusing online site called, "The Art of Being Manly" which was fun and thoughtful, full of good perspective insights and fascinating podcasts. The concept of the whole manly thing was very interesting. Of course, I thought, "Was there really a need for such knowledge?". I myself am a woman. Yet, this online site was fun, helpful to everyone and interesting. Isn't that what its all about? One evening, I was in…Continue
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