Marc Valdez

Mark Valdez writes the blog Marc Valdez Weblog: A Dilettante's Uneven Progress - Sacramento area community musical theater (esp. DMTC in Davis), liberal political riffs, Kylie Minogue, Australiana, SW meteorology, hurricanes, and general weirdness.

Web Site: http://marcvaldez.blogspot.com/


Two Excellent, Recent Articles Regarding The Menace Known Worldwide As The Albuquerque Police Department

Jan 30, 2015

Damn, it's getting to be like dealing with ISIS there in the Rio Grande Valley - the lawless cops and their many, many helpers:

Rolling Stone:

Unauthorized camping is a petty misdemeanor. The officers could have told Boyd to move along and left it at that. ... etting off a spectacular circus, with as many as 40...

Lost My Reading Glasses

Jan 30, 2015

I'm now using ancient, badly cratered ones instead, and it's more than a month until I can get in.It's the gnomes, I tell you....

Despair

Jan 30, 2015
Despair

In despair over the weather forecasts. Rains stopped here after December 20th, and I don't think it will rain again. Ever.(H/t Gabe for the picture)

Bike Down!

Jan 30, 2015

Thrill a minute over at Step One. Had just taken class, was walking down T Street, waved hello to Krystle Morales as she arrived, turned the corner, and heard someone moaning in the distance down 19th Street. Flashing lights in the gutter; bicycle down...

2016 Isn’t Even Here Yet

Jan 30, 2015

ABC News headline: "Mitt Romney Calls Hillary Clinton 'Clueless'"."I know you are, but what am I?"

Missing Woman Unwittingly Joins Search Party Looking For Herself

Jan 30, 2015

And as Jonathan notes: "Isn't the search for self the ultimate quest?"The group was travelling through Iceland on a tour bus and stopped near the volcanic canyon in the southern highlands Saturday afternoon, reports the Icelandic news organization mbl....

Freedom Demands That We Surrender Freedoms

Jan 30, 2015

Vindictive baloney from the Sooner State:Atheists need not apply: A bill proposed by Oklahoma Republicans would restrict the right to marry to people of faith, and would mandate all marriage licenses be approved by a member of the clergy.House Bill 112...

"State Of The City" Address By Mayor Kevin Johnson, Memorial Auditorium, January 29, 2015

Jan 30, 2015
"State Of The City" Address By Mayor Kevin Johnson, Memorial Auditorium, January 29, 2015

I've lived in Sacramento since 1990, and Memorial Auditorium is less than three blocks from where I work - I used to work across the street - but in all these years I've never been inside. Part of the reason is that it was closed for many years for ear...

Ballerina Brides From the American Ballet Theatre – BRIDES Magazine Photo Shoot

Jan 28, 2015

Forgot to post this last September - distracted by the Astronomy.Six ballerinas associated with American Ballet Theater were getting married at the same time, so Brides Magazine to a photo shoot featuring them. One of the six, Brittany, hails from Lin...

Wendy Whelan’s "Restless Creature" At The Mondavi Center

Jan 28, 2015
Wendy Whelan’s "Restless Creature" At The Mondavi Center

On Saturday evening, I was over at the Mondavi Center with Sally. The event was Wendy Whelan's "Restless Creature": a modern dance show where she danced duets with four different partners, each of them her choreographer. Each of the dances were dist...

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