The Last Days of Joey Limas
Joey Limas—he was never anything but Joey to me—resided in an Albuquerque nursing home, and I was positive I would see him again. Sure, he was 78 or 82 years old, depending on the source. But in my mind he was still tough as cactus. Then suddenly he was gone, bested by a flurry of ailments. Old prizefighters seldom meet death gently.
This column's name, Making Sausage, is a reference to a quote widely attributed to Otto von Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg. "Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made." From the view in the press box in Santa Fe, running a state looks arduous and frustrating. Lawmakers volley back and forth, nitpick over details, argue, dissect, and wheel and deal. And a 60-day session doesn't come cheap: lawmakers voted to spend a max of about $8.3 million on this one.
Odds & Ends
Funny because it happens to someone else.
New Mexico: A Birder's Paradise?
Dwayne Longenbaugh discusses the geology, paleogeology and biology to explore how, and why there are so many birds in N.M.
Camp Bow Wow Howl-o-Ween Bash
Doggy costume contest, carnival games for dogs, paw painting, dog Halloween photo booth, face painting for kids, a dunk tank, ice cream, raffle prizes, vendors, trick dog contest and tours.
Learn about the mission of the Wildlife Rescue of New Mexico and enjoy activities for the whole family as well as prizes benefitting ReStore.
Interactive exhibits like viewing the nearest star, the sun and a telescope discovery display.
I Can Lick My Own Eyebrows
A guide to assemble and execute phenomenal scenes and fantasies.