I’ve often wondered: why does the year always go out as a hoary-frosted bearded dude in wizard robes?
Why not bid adieu to the year represented by an elegant woman of a certain…Continue
In about two weeks balloonists from all over the planet will descend upon our ciudad bonita for the big annual fiesta. That’s an impressive event, and I encourage people to check it out.
That’s just one way of experiencing…Continue
I returned home last night from a road trip that was equal parts camping, conferencing, book proposal team writing, and socializing. Given the lateness of the hour, I only partially unpacked my car -- removing one duffel bag with clothes, my computer and hiking backpacks, hiking boots, toiletries bag, two pillows,…Continue
Love doesn’t need an audience or even a dress rehearsal, but sometimes it helps. Last night I sat through a dress rehearsal of Anna Garcia-Romero’s fabuloso play Paloma, which is…Continue
Skarsgard Farms (formerly Los Poblanos Organics) delivered turnips and beets to my front porch last week. Seeing these root vegetables side by side in my refrigerator gave me a hankering for Lebanese-style pickled turnips with beet juice. Since there was…Continue
This post is for mijito (and all Burqueños who love someone who is serving or has served our country).
There’s a literal component to this post: I’m an Albuquerque mama who actually wears aprons. I’ve got my cooking apron, my cleaning…Continue
Hola Fixers! It has been a while, sí? I’m now blogging as Barelas Babe, Ph.D, which has a nifty little ring to it, don'cha think? But no worries, this Bareleña isn’t going to get too big for her pantalones (or should that…Continue
Tomorrow is a big day for UNM graduates. As some of you may have read, I’ll be among those marching in regalia. Part of my mind will be elsewhere, though.
I’ll be the first to admit that my education…Continue
I had never met a nuclear physicist until I moved to Albuquerque. Now I know several.
I had never heard the term “atomic tourism” until a few years ago, when a seatmate on a flight told me why he was travelling to New…Continue
For the past year or so I’ve been reading about people who deliberately keep their houses cold. I’m not talking about those who dare to lower their thermostat to 65 degrees from the recommended 68 degrees, but people like…Continue