For the past six months, ever since I relocated to the Land of Enchantment in mid-August, I have taken every chance to regale my friends and relations back home with tales of the glorious food culture here in New Mexico. It did not take long at all for green chile stew to become one of my go-to kitchen…Continue
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The word "ditch" isn't very exciting. "Acequia", however, is mysterious and tantalizing. It's like those Kahlua commercials that are giving the Most Interesting Man in the World a run for his money. With the last snap of cold weather and snow…Continue
Note: I have nothing to do with this project, except that I am a home owner with a property that corners Coal. Life is not fun right now.... in fact, the truck noises starting at 7am make me especially cranky as I work from home. So I understand everyone's frustration. Really. But it will be over,…Continue
Albuquerque is turning into quite the brewing hot bed these days. A new entry has arrived on the scene: La Cumbre Brewing. The location is just a little bit hidden in a mostly industrial area on Girard just…Continue
You want to tell people about hiking on White Mesa. You want to describe what it looks like. You use words like "views," "panoramas," "vistas" and "pretty." You mention the natural springs bubbling out of mounds, the crackling layers of minerals and how the ground around the trails is actually alive. None of it does…Continue
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Is it me, or is the space between our two fair cities shrinking? I'm not talking about open space. I'm talking about mental space -- the idea that the two cities are so easily physically connected that the lines between live/work/play merge.
I love poetry. I love books. I love readings. I love the community of writers and I love the audiences who come out. Love, love, love: I gush and intend to... because I hold rather esoteric views about poetry. I believe that reading or writing or listening to line-broken verse can control pain (emotional or physical), heighten your sensory perceptions of the world, cultivate a respect for self and others, prevent crime and violations against… Continue
*Disclaimer: It was just pointed out to me that Groupon advertises on this site. That shows you how much I pay attention to online ads. This is through our Google Ads connection, so it's all fed by Google, not through a direct deal with us. My post is my own personal views as a Groupon user and is not connected with any advertisements on DCF. I have no monetary interest in this.…
Imagine you hear the sound of pearls falling on a carved jade plate. The sound is round and smooth, delicate, falls gently into the curves of your ear canals, stringing a beaded melody. Or you hear thousands of hoof-beats trampling moist forest floor, thudding, the breath of men and horses straining, spears lifted. Or you hear a hawk lighting on a pine, claws clasping, soft bend of a branch, drops of morning dew falling to earth.
There's few things that make me happier than having a street festival a stone's throw from my casita in Nob Hill. The teasing rain gave way to a cool and gorgeous afternoon and evening, drawing out thousands of ABQ hipsters for summer music, great food, and fun. A few new stores hastened their grand openings to be included in the evening's festivities...
Great service made up for our new Malt Shop's… Continue
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