Albuquerque hang gliding landing area park is named for former New Mexican astronaut and U.S. Senator Harrison "Jack" Schmitt. Check out this classic photo of Schmitt on the moon.
Longing for more civility and collaboration in politics? Listen to bipartisan views at tonight's Town Hall at the National Hispanic Culture Center in Barelas. It is sponsored by New Mexico First, a nonpartisan organization that focuses on finding solutions for New Mexico.
Speaking of civility, it is good that gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez disciplined an employee for inappropriate use of government resources. The employee, a prosecutor, forwarded an email that advocates killing Mexicans and Arabs. I'm still hoping Martinez herself makes a statement about the incivility of the email content.
The North American Monsoon has arrived, bringing us cooler summer nights. Geek out with NOAA Albuquerque monsoon stats!
Last but not least: Tamarind Institute (pictured above), Albuquerque's venerable and internationally famous fine art lithography center at UNM, opens its brand new building on July 1, its 50 year anniversary. Ribbon cutting at 11 am; open house starts at noon - make plans to stop by tomorrow during your lunch break!