Pictured above: Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM
ABQ Weather or Not
Funny how humid it seems all of a sudden...moreso later this week.Stay cool and hydrated.
The Week Ahead:
Stand your ground, maintain your balance, and nurture a generous heart - it's not always easy, but it's needed.
As Henry Kissinger said this past week:
"We are in a very, very grave time."
This week's soundtrack: Listen here
The Low Down - Around Town
THE WEST DOWN ROUND UP - WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!
West Downtown businesses have committed to raising $25,000 for New Day to help create pathways out of homelessness and hopelessness for our city’s teens.
Please help them reach their goal.
Come Together at Civic Plaza on Sunday -
Join the City of Albuquerque on August 12 from Noon - 5:00 pm on Civic Plaza for a free, family-friendly One ABQ Celebration.
The celebration will be an opportunity for our city to:
- Come together for an afternoon of local music, food, and fun activities
- Learn more about the Service Challenge, including a showcase of projects that have already been conducted and information about how to get involved
- Engage with organizations that are working year-round to connect youth and elders and learn more about opportunities to volunteer and/or donate
FULL DETAILS: Click Here
SUPPORT THE ARTS - Local Potters Pop Up
Pop Up Potters host several sales during the year. To learn more: WEBSITE
This Week's Sobering Reads
There are some things we simply can't afford to stick our heads in the sand about. We've missed a window of opportunity. What do we do with that knowledge?
Read it and weep:
"Taking Off the Handcuffs"
From The Atlantic: A look inside "one of the worst places to work in the federal government." For the record, I am not a member of the camp that thinks ICE should be abolished.
I think border security is an integral part of national security. However, this article and how ICE has transitioned into Trump-era racism and zero tolerance policies is disturbing. Regardless of where you stand,to the left or right of the center aisle, this behavior bears no resemblance to any past administration's approach to immigration, with the exception of....
" In 1954, Dwight Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback—this was its official designation—removed more than 1 million Mexican immigrants. It is remembered precisely because it was so dissonant with America’s self-styled identity as a nation of immigrants."
Read the full article here
What has happened to our humanity?
If You Love Carole King
This is a great pick-me-up when your Zippety Doo Dah is flagging...
And other dogs from Around the World
Ever heard of a Leonberger?
Call me " Fearless, Loyal, Obedient, Companionable, Adaptable, and Loving." Sign me up.
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