Barelas Babe's Blog – July 2008 Archive (6)

Walkability - Barelas Style

I’m up too late on a Saturday night (for reasons of insomnia, not fun) and feel too groggy to throw on some clothes and walk a few blocks down the street to the Church of Beethoven this Sunday morning.

So I make my mug of Ohori’s Italian Roast drip coffee, all the while dithering over whether I want to start my day with the New York… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 28, 2008 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Poster Child in Barelas

Ever since the summer of 1975, when I hung a foldout poster from Elton John’s Captain Fantastic album on my bedroom closet door, I have been a sucker for posters. Earlier this month I stumbled upon Puerto Rico Literario, a small gem of a poster art collection at the… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 21, 2008 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Sunport Blogging, Part 3

Ever since I’ve been commuting from Albuquerque to the Capital City (not the City Different, but the one supposedly built on a swamp), I’ve been tantalized by glimpses of the old Albuquerque Airport terminal, built in 1939.

Last week, I decided to see it up close and in person.

It was an adventure.

The first challenge is getting to it. Mapquest and Google…


Added by Barelas Babe on July 14, 2008 at 10:30pm — 25 Comments

Barelas Kudzu

Help! The trumpeter vine is taking over my house!

Added by Barelas Babe on July 9, 2008 at 7:33pm — 8 Comments

Sunport Blogging, Part 2

Airport – a neutral place between worlds.

Each time I’m at an airport, I’m always reminded of C. S. Lewis’s Wood Between the Worlds -the pervasive lassitude and sense of being neither here nor there.

Obviously, airports lack the WBTW's lush green foliage and pools leading to different worlds in Narnian cosmology.

Still, the idea of bypassing TSA… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 7, 2008 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Sunport Blogging, Part 1

Once again I’m blogging in an airport upon wending my way back to Albuquerque from (yet another) conference.

These days the Sunport seems more familiar than my backyard garden, now brimming with apricots and plums ready for cooking, canning, freezing, and drying.

I’m weary. It feels like I’ve been through the Sunport at least forty times this… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 4, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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