Monday, September 21, 2009

You Know You're in New Mexico

...when helping a friend move involves digging up buckets of dirt and moving them, too!

I recently helped a friend to move and we did exactly that. We dug up dirt, put it into buckets and transferred it to her new house. Never in a million years would I have thought of doing that back east! But she was right. Here in New Mexico, you can spend a lot of money enriching the earth to get it bear fruit. You really don't want to leave behind an expensive flower bed only to have to replace it at a new place. (Just this weekend, in fact, I spent $35 on soil!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Shelter

So I had breakfast yesterday for breakfast with a handler of the incumbent mayor (election date is Oct. 6th). Thought I'd promote my personal (and communal) issues regarding homelessness. Then I bumped into his opponent who asked me to call him on his cell. Which I did and we discussed homelessness. Then, suddenly, it was an issue at last night's debate. Today it is in the paper and is part of the incumbent's run-for-mayor Web site. Funny, isn't it? If you just keep speaking truth with authentic passion, others pick up on it.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Twitter continues to advance and I wonder…is society beginning to truncate itself to 140 characters? And, if so, what will that mean for th

Friday, September 11, 2009

I'll be house sitting next week and have access to the Web at home. So I plan to write/post more often than as of late. Until then, here is a really cool recycling village: