What a wild unexpected ride it's been! After five years as a local blogger including four at the helm of Duke City Fix, I'm retiring from blogging and officially turning over management of this site to Sophie Martin who's been running things on a day-to-day level for several months now... and swimmingly so.
The Marigold Parade today celebrating Día des Muertos in Albuquerque's South Valley is one of the year's best events. I hope you'll go check it out if you've never been!
The parade begins at 4:00 at Central Familiar and Isleta and continues north on Isleta to the Westside Community Center. The celebration will feature music, food, altars, videos, and mumerous art vendors until 8pm. Free to the public. Suitable for all ages.…
Bicycling 11 miles with a wig and face paint is far better if you're not alone. Last night, at least 50 cyclists gathered like a freak show at Triangle Park for a Halloween joy ride through Albuquerque. From Nob Hill to downtown and Old Town, we cruised with only minimal incident -- a lost pink wing, a showdown with a muscle truck. Final stop: Marble…Continue
In times of drought and depression, my money's on the prickly pear cactus.
All over Albuquerque right now, vitamin C laden cactus fruit are ripening to a deep eggplant purple. They're called "tuna" or "cactus apple" and they taste like blackberry and melon which, when cooked up with citrus and sugar, taste even better.
I've been experimenting for years with this unusual fruit and here's my favorite recipe, given to me by a… Continue
And here we all thought we were solo. With forty+ devotees, this month's web geeks happy hour was rockin' proof that the web scene in Albuquerque is strong and getting stronger. From hardcore Plone geeks to the inventors of ChessPark, Stupid Filter, and… Continue
Big love to all the winners of this year's Poetry on the Bus program! I just returned minutes ago from the opening reception to share some snapshots with you.
The downtown venue was packed and the scene was groovin'. Apparently poetry events are a prime place to meet people too as I connected with a foxy engineer from Intel who was there to support Jordan (shown… Continue
Baseball and mockingbirds if you ask the FreeSoundProject where I recently downloaded all my ringtones. Surely, we can round out the project database with a few more recordings of fair Burque. You know, local aural phenomena such as:
The lack of gears and brakes is not stopping plenty of Burque kids from enjoying the pleasures of the fixie. Here's a slideshow and story about the fixie craze in Albuquerque put together by a… Continue
The two are forming a happy union this summer as part of ABQ RIDE's "Poetry on the Bus" program, so the long-time local poet Mikaela Renz-Whitmore and I have decided to support the cause on Duke City Fix.
Of all the freak shows on earth, one of the strangest occurs quite regularly at the Albuquerque Volcanoes. It's the cyclical flux of bugs that make their appearance throughout the Petroglyph National Monument on Albuquerque's west side.
Over numerous hikes at the Albuquerque Volcanoes, I've witnessed oddities such as: giant furry red ants, strange swarms of caterpillars, and ground burrowing… Continue
Killing time in the airport yesterday, I stumbled upon this stunning video about the Sandias. Pour a cold one, kick back, and meditate on the majesty. Some days, in the fray and the flux, it's hard even to notice their existence.…