A big rain cloud over Rio Arriba County dumped water into the arroyos from La Madera to Abiquiu, flooding houses, plugging acequias, blocking highways and prompting some action from county and federal officials. The media, it seems, ignored it.
& Now here’s an item… The Albuquerque Zoo asked a question of its Facebook friends: What should we name our newborn giraffe? “Gisele,” which seems a reasonable name, was the second choice of more than 1,000 Facebookies who entered suggestions. I don’t know what came in third. “Gerry,” maybe? “Gandolph”? “Big Tall”? All also reasonable. First […]
The horse problem: It’s a mess. Driven by drought, compounded by economy, hampered by restraints on government, totally confused by emotions.It’s going to take some thinking, by reasonable adults, to fix it.
A fella who I didn’t know – name of Randy Forrester – died yesterday in Santa Fe, and I’ve been thinking about him. So I figured I’d share some of my thoughts with you. They might interest you, particularly if you’re a New Mexican, or wonder why anybody would choose to be one. I guess […]
I’ve always liked to dance, but I never liked cotillions. Cotillions, to me, mean steps. Dreaded little displays at debutant balls with all sorts of rules about the places where feet are supposed to go and when they are supposed to go there. Dreaded long, long evenings of standing around in starched shirts and following […]
Hey there! All you Albuquerque teevee talking heads. Yeah, you! You Tom and Nicole over at Channel 4, you Doug & Shelly on 7, you Dick & Diane at Ch. 13 — you people who purport to cover all of New Mexico’s news, especially the important stuff. You missed one.