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My Best Life July 2014: A Month of Quiet

Jul 31, 2014
My Best Life July 2014: A Month of Quiet

My Best July: The month of July was quiet -sometimes, WAY too quiet. My grown-up girl has spent her summer working as a ski camp counselor at her beloved Mt. Hood, Oregon. My thinks-he’s-grown-up son has been back and forth between Mt. Hood and Lake Tahoe, and when he’s actually at home his social...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Bad Ideas

Jul 31, 2014

I've been having some luck with B3ta's 'Question of the Week' recently, and getting my answers on their 'Best' page. For example, last week's question:Bad Ideas"Let's get all the fireworks and pile dog shit on top of them". I can't believe I actually ...

Marc Valdez Weblog
An East Mesa Hike – 07/21/14

Jul 30, 2014
An East Mesa Hike – 07/21/14

Starting and ending point: Philips 66 gas station and convenience market, a short distance north of Isleta Casino.Isleta Casino.Patch of unusual bushes on north-facing slope.Juniper on a north-facing slope.Northern fence of the Isleta Indian Reservati...

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A Mile Till Dawn, State Fair, California… better and better and better

Jul 30, 2014
A Mile Till Dawn, State Fair, California… better and better and better

They are all grown up! Every time I see them, I hear how much work they put into their music. They perform, and perform, and perform again. Catch A Mile Till Dawn at one of their shows. Well worth a listen.More photos from the show at this year's Calif...

Marc Valdez Weblog
"The Black Church And Hip Hop Culture" – A Collection Of Essays

Jul 30, 2014

At the end of June, when I was on Jury Duty, I read a curious new book called "The Black Church And Hip Hop Culture", edited by Emmett G. Price III, that I picked up at the Southwest Popular Culture Association (SWPCA) in February. I was curious about...

Marc Valdez Weblog
RIP, Gail Jones

Jul 30, 2014
RIP, Gail Jones

Apparently Gail Jones, an important choreographer with DMTC in the early years, passed away recently.  Here is a list of the shows she contributed to while at DMTC:

Marc Valdez Weblog
A Visit To The National Museum Of Nuclear Science And History

Jul 30, 2014
A Visit To The National Museum Of Nuclear Science And History

I had never visited The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, but had a bit of time, so I went. What an awesome place! Especially when I was young, I paid very close attention to the Space Race and strategic armaments, so this place was one...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Classic Cars, Downtown Woodland, 07/25/14

Jul 30, 2014
Classic Cars, Downtown Woodland, 07/25/14


The Girl With Moxie
Obituary: Amana Coolzone, 1994?-2014

Jul 30, 2014

Today, we lay to rest a (formerly) cool, original (equipment) character. Born in a factory and raised installed in northern California around the time of the first Reagan Clinton administration, Amana lived only to serve others. At her most generous, … Continue reading

Marc Valdez Weblog
Interesting Albuquerque Signs VI

Jul 29, 2014
Interesting Albuquerque Signs VI

Scot's Dog GroomingOK, I'll follow....Pretty neon signs on Nob Hill. Close-up of the pretty neon on Nob Hill.Grab It, Bite It, Love It. A missing antecedent dilemma. At night, this Central Avenue Albuquerque neon sign is so bright the sign below ...

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