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
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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
Added by Señorita Ruth on July 14, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I was born and raised in Albuquerque. The Sandia Mountains have enveloped and embraced me most of my life. I've wandered off, for decades at a time, yet this is always home. Recently tattoo genius Richie Castillo was in town, and I had an opportunity to get some work by him. Richie is the rare tattoo artist that doesn't need other art work to go by. He and I chatted about my experience growing up here, and he began to draw on my arm. The finished work… Continue
Alicia Lueras Maldonado let me know about this great opportunity for up-n-coming youth in the arts and for those of us who should be paying attention to --and helping to celebrate--the voices and stories and concerns of youth.
It felt good to get my silverleaf nightshade complaints out a couple of posts ago. Maybe it's the hot weather. I blinked and missed spring. Maybe it's the tribulations of trying to restart a neglected yard. But it seems that I have a lot of pesty problems this year.
Having been an Easyrider fan it was quite the treat when we started seeing Dennis Hopper around town. I even did a blog post last fall on what I observed him have for breakfast at the Flying Star. He and his lovely wife and a small entourage sat next to Karla and I on the back patio of the Rio Grande Star. He's really a beautiful man.
Added by Kelly Vickers on May 30, 2010 at 6:34pm — No Comments
Remember Spring's Two-a-Day posts from last year? A lot of us followed along as Spring tackled a major garden project. (How's it going nearly a year later, Spring?). I think about that every time I'm in my back yard, rehabilitating the garden, literally from the ground up. I'm going to try to follow in Spring's clogs and do some posts on the effort, trials, tribulations and triumphs of… Continue
In summer of 1948 a man gathered some friends, a carpenter, and some blueprints. In the following months he erected a beautiful home in the SE Heights of Albuquerque. Years went by, deeds transferred, and finally in late 2006 my wife and I bought his house. It was in bad shape, but we had the time and energy to bring it back to life- and we did, one project after another, restoring its original charm while adding a few conveniences. This December the… Continue
Photo credit: Stephanie Hedges
In 2006, I blogged about how Albuquerque is for families what Austin is for music, in a word, awesome.
Added by Andrew Hedges on January 18, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments