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Can Spring Be Far Behind? - 25 Feb 2019

Can Spring Be Far Behind? - 25 Feb 2019

| February 25, 2019

Pictured above: The process of growing bamboo includes two essential ingredients: patience and blind faith.


ABQ - Weather or Not

Temps in the high 50s - low 60s and more clouds..the calm before the winds?


This Week in the Duke City

Here's the Scoop:

ABQ Artwalk downtown every First Friday! Multiple downtown businesses and creatives uniting to bring you First Friday Art & Entertainment!

And what  is some of what ABQ Artwalk is all about this First Friday:

ArtBLOCK: A mini outdoor Art & Vendor market on the corner of 6th and Central. 5-8pm

Banque Lofts- 8th floor Art Exhibit featuring the art of Beverly Fisher. 5pm-8pm

Boiler Monkey: Enchanted PopUp presents: Strange Alterations. Art of Zak Rutledge with music from Kevin Sting. 5-8pm

Boese Brothers: Mothership Alumni presents Art & Hip Hop night. Featuring live artist and full DJ line up. 8pm-Midnight.

The Brew- Art from Ana Sherwood and music from Jared Warren. 4pm-7pm

Downtown Contemporary: Open Studios and studio artist showcase. 6pm-10pm

For full list of events, please CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE to visit website 


Activism - The Rent We Pay For Living on the Planet

A few things, if appropriate, to consider:

  • The 2019 NM Legislative Session is considering incredibly important bills this year and contacting your House and Senate district representatives is how you can make a difference and also participate in Democracy (something I'm afraid is at risk these days). To get up to speed on what's going on at any given time, visit

You can watch both the House and Senate sessions live - it's fantastic!

  • Or, while definitely more biased in terms of focus, a quick guide to what's happening can be found here, along with several ways to engage:

  • If you are a Democrat living in Bernalillo County, Ward, Precinct and County Central Committee elections are coming up on Sat, March 23rd.

These are extremely important elections - please mark your calendars and attend.CLICK HEREfor locations and times. If you don't know your  Ward, use the map to find it: CLICK HERE

  • If you're a Republican, no doubt you already know what to do - the Republican Party is much better organized!



Here are a couple of ideas to check out:

CLICK HERE for more information


This one I can vouch for - dined here on Saturday before the fabulous Olga Kern event at Popejoy.

It was so nice to see a Hungarian white wine, a Furmint, among the selections. Presentation on the cheese and meat boards is AAA and the menu is chock full of tempting fare. A great idea if you're looking for a bite to eat before a performance, headed to the UNM bookstore, or just aren't in the mood for the Frontier.



Clouds in my coffee? Let's go Dutch on this - CLICK HERE



Shallow? Despite The Washington Post's snarky review, I loved the Lady Gaga / Bradley Cooper duet at last night's Academy Awards.

Good News: Green Book won best picture.

Sad News: Glenn Close didn't win Best Actress for her role in The Wife.

Bad News: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences really blew this year's Academy Awards ceremony (IMHO).

Note to Diary: Get a Magic Wand to wave over any 2018 film of note and make a wish: "This is too long. Please find at least 20 minutes of footage to delete."



From goodreads:

Drawing on Eastern philosophy, Buddhism, Japanese Psychology, Zen, the Samurai, and Martial Arts, Gregg Krech offers an approach to ACTION that guides you to doing what is important for you to do in the time you have available. Most of us associate Eastern wisdom with meditation and contemplation. Krech offers a complimentary collection of wisdom on the Art of Taking Action that will help you take action even when you don’t feel like it. This isn’t just another “how to get things done” book. It’s about how you do what you do, and the impact that your action (and inaction) has on the world.

So...don't wait to finish your other Japanese thriller, Declutter Your House, before giving this a shot. Who knows, maybe you'll learn there are more important uses of your time! However, you might want to read up on Morita therapy - for an unflinchingly beautiful website, click here


Closing Shot

We're all in this together...Have a fine week!