The Daily Word in Coping, Livestreaming and Hufflepuff
Sure, I'll say it: I'm proud to be a Hufflepuff and so is Eddie Redmayne.
To help us cope in these tough times, Spirited Away will be in theaters next month.
Democrats have begun to unify with progressive leaders.
Here's what you can actually do that may change things now that the puppet we know as Donald Trump was elected.
“It feels great to be on offense again,” the first vice president of the NRA, Pete Brownell said to a crowd of 1,000, all carrying guns.
Live streaming is changing the world.
Could Hillary Clinton still be elected president? Yes. Is it likely? Not at all.
Bosque Battle Déjà Vu
Sustainable architecture can be learned in a few weekends
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #341: I Meet the Farmer’s Daughters
Song: "All my life, all your life, yer numb, yer numb, yer dumb, and then you die…"
In a field near the top of my childhood street I search for a place to build a fort for my nephews. I examine a shady, overgrown area behind some rusty corrugated siding. An old farmer appears. He is friendly and leads me into a huge house he is remodeling. I see his wife down a long hallway with a plywood floor. In the living room, I meet his three daughters. The farmer resumes painting above the mantle. The middle daughter tells a story about my old friend S. I ask about S’ sister. I ask if S is married.
"No, but close to it—with (girl's name)!"
"That's even better!" I say.
Resonating at a Higher Frequency
Hector Peña crafts conduits for mojo
Home sweet art
Check out the house that Delahunt built for her master’s in fine art. For her final project, the 3D artist decided to ensure her future living quarters so she can continue to pursue her art.
3D artist builds herself a dwelling as her master's thesis
The Daily Word in ruin porn, Lead/Coal construction, a toothpick heist, and Happy Days
Joanie Cunningham lives in a trailer park.
Texas may increase the state speed limit to 85mph.
Scientists in Oregon are really trying hard to kill the Japanese sea creatures.
Sad story from Penasco, NM.
Remember the kaiboshed donkey-
It's the anniversary of the escape from Alcatraz.
For the millionth time, scientists warn that the planet is approaching the point of no return, calamity-wise.
Did the dismembering-
This hysterical bank customer stole the bank-robber's getaway car.
eldiabolik.com has a great psychotronic podcast composed largely of sixties/seventies soundtrack music.
Dumb pictures from online dating sites.
Someone stole 400,000 toothpicks.
New Mexico's Lightning Field is in need of restoration.
Environment vs. jobs
Is it an either/or proposition?
In the Alibi that’s on stands, Contributor Margaret Wright wrote an article on polarized reactions to the repeal of Albuquerque’s building standards.
The debate was repeated throughout New Mexico in 2011 as construction and real estate folks attempted to lower stringent regulations. They argued that tough rules drive business away and result in fewer jobs. Our Republican leadership mostly agreed and helped usher in repeals of various environmental protections.
But as a September New York Times article tells us, there is nothing new about this ideological conflict. It happens regularly around the country. An MIT economist quoted in the report talks about the “Groundhog’s Day quality” of the argument. He’s actually measured job loss as it relates to environmental regs. Turns out, it’s a tricky thing to study.
The Energy Code’s Deep Freeze
Polarized reactions to the repeal of building standards
Year in Review: News
Best and Worst of 2011
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times
City of Albuquerque
Construction fun at Lead and Vassar
Thank you to Cyrus Gould for sending us this postapocalyptic photo. Here’s to hoping Lead will soon be the most beautiful, “parkway-feeling” street we’ve ever seen.
The Daily Word in drunk mayors, bronies and the universe bubble
Yesterday's tornado in Albuquerque was actually a landspout.
Virginia Tech says there's a gunman on campus. In 2007, a shooter killed 33 people at the school.
The mayor of Sunland Park near Las Cruces says he was drunk when he signed those nine contracts.
Construction near University and Coal is going to get worse.
The ACLU wants to make sure we're not being tracked by the police through our cell phones.
NRA files lawsuit to stop a rule that requires gun shops to report the purchase of more than one semi-automatic. The rule would be lifted in border states, such as New Mexico.
First chile harvest is in from Hatch.
The world's first text messages from 1890.
Fox News hosts don't criticize Sarah Palin because she's their coworker.
Adult men who like My Little Pony are called bronies.
The golden oldies of a gen-Xer.
Maybe our universe is in a bubble of space and time, and other universes are, too.
Writer finds out how easy it is to buy a gun from a stranger in Portland.
The ultimate food taboo.
State Looks to Reverse Green Building Codes
City: Trading Greenbacks for “Green”
Will changing the city’s building requirements be a boon or a bust?
But on Feb. 7, the City Council unanimously this law, replacing it with older conservation rules. Some green-building advocates worry the move may serve as a bellwether for the city’s attitude toward sustainability and speculate about the larger implications of this change.