No Rooz is almost here! That's Persian New Year, which falls on the first day of spring (technically, the exact moment of the vernal equinox; this year, it's March 21 at 5:44am). I grew up within a sizable Iranian community in Milwaukee, and this was the social event of the year, hands down. There would be one or more huge parties with everyone dressed to the nines (and those Iranian ladies can get fancy, let me tell you), tons of food,… Continue
Since Someguy takes the weekend off, and I know some of you only get your news from DCF, as sad as that may be, (no offense Someguy, you do us all a good service), ya'll need to know that the death penalty is nearly no more in New Mexico. Our legislators voted 24-18 to repeal it today. No matter how you feel about it, this is historic, as NM may join many states across the nation that have recently abolished the death penalty. It is all up to our Governor now. It is on his desk. It is my hope… Continue
So, last week's hike took it all out of me, or I should say, my knee! It was swollen and sore all week and is just now starting to feel kind of normal again. Needless to say, we didn't go hiking this week. This totally bums me out, because we haven't missed a week in months and it's all thanks to my aging body! Getting old truly sucks! We did take a couple… Continue
This time the film industry folks. Can you believe there is a bill going into committee tomorrow that will stop the state incentives paid to the film industry to keep them filming in NM? You may not know, but NM is not the only state offering these incentives. We are just the best state for the film industry that offers them.
I just finished Running Alone in Photographs by Robert Mirabal and it is AMAZING! Anyone who knows of Robert Mirabal, or anyone that is in love with New Mexico for that matter, will love this book. It is sweet, sad, full of characters you probably know, and has lots of Robert's poetry.
Added by Stephen Smith on February 26, 2009 at 4:09pm —
We want to share our updated portfolio and website with our Albuquerque friends and colleagues. It's always hard to make time to update the site, but in this "economic downturn" / these "uncertain times" (OK, who here is sick of hearing these two phrases?), we had this opportunity to take stock of what we've done over the last 6 years. We have a lot of new… Continue
Added by Baker A+D on February 16, 2009 at 11:40am —
I posted this for a short time last weekend and then pulled it because I wanted to think about it for a while before posting again. There have been quite a few blogs and discussions about Albuquerque's future and growth, each one prompting me to wonder if I feel good or bad about it. It's a conflict in my head.
I moved here in March, 31 years ago. I was very disappointed with the lack of green, the lack of (what i knew as) ethnic food, the sand that blew in my face, the lack of… Continue
Whether you’re a Burqueño, a Northeast Heightseño or a Nob Hilleño, you know it. I know it. Coronado Wieners are where it’s at…wherever that may be. They’re the bomb…and the packaging looks like one too--like a case of dynamite from a loony western cartoon.
I once debated with myself about smuggling a two-pound, pink package of Coronados with me on a plane. But I feared it would have caused panic with the TSA once the wieners hit the… Continue
We met for the first time nearly a decade ago. You were meant to be a rest spot, a mere pause in my vector aimed somewhere else.
I had never even heard of Albuquerque—your name like a rock in my mouth, damn near impossible to spell. I had pictured desert palms sweeping upwards majestically, a globular sun bright as egg yolks. I imagined sand, coyotes, and glittery sombreros. I packed only shorts and t-shirts.
I am new to this world. My main interest is in the area of real estate. I am an agent with Keller Williams Realty and have been in the industry for about 12 years now. I am a native New Mexican. Yesterday, the Albuquerque Journal Outlook had an article that said interest rates will probably be at 4.5% for a 30 year loan next week. Today interest rates are at 5.1%. I never thought I would see these rates. Also, the government is thinking about giving a $22,000 tax credit to homebuyers. This is… Continue
The New Mexico State Legislature has approved funding
to develop genetically-modified chile.
Is there anything wrong with our chile now that it
requires modification? Isn't it wonderful just as it
is, delicious and nutritious and flavorful?
Genetically-modified seeds automatically become
the property of its creators.
Want to learn more?
Come on out to the UNM SUB Ballroom
on December 13th at… Continue
Added by Cyrus on December 4, 2008 at 1:16pm —
Wow! There were so many times in the past eight years that I thought a positive change to the national political scene was going to be impossible without a total breakdown of the system, a complete dismantling and even civic revolution. Last night, watching a new, young, charismatic leader accept the Presidency Elect of our country I was (thankfully) proved wrong.
Barack Obama and his brilliant campaign team have, I believe, changed the election process for the future of America.… Continue
This morning I woke up early to get everything ready for a ride to Ponderosa. I usually prepare everything the night before, packing my camera, batteries, snacks, water, GPS etc. But I don't load it on the bike until the next morning. The sun was just making its way up behind the… Continue
Added by buggs on September 21, 2008 at 6:30am —
Well in this segment we finally reached the Monticello Box. It was a good ride, there was plenty of water crossings getting there and I was soaked. On this picture you can see the camera mounted on the helmet. It is a good set up, except it's hard to aim it correctly. On the bike when I stand I get a different view as when I am sitting, so I might… Continue
We continued to penetrate the Monticello stream valley with LC4Dakar leading the way. Our goal was to reach the box. The water did not seem as deep as in the beginning, but the stream had plenty of water. We started to see more of the canyon and soon the canyon would get taller. We still had not reached the green gate.…
This is Ditch's Dakar, it has street tires but the guy can ride it on water, sand and even rocks. For that reason he is limited some and not able to ride aggressive as usual. This brings me to the next video. By the way for those who are asking, for this video and part one, the camera is mounted on the front fender.