Forgotten Park of Albuquerque: Phil Chacon

Every time there’s an election in Albuquerque, there are a number of bond issues on the ballot. And every time there’s an election in Albuquerque we vote on the following park issue or something similar: Shall the City of Albuquerque issue $22,473,000 of its general obligation bonds to study, map, plan, design, develop, construct, rehabilitate, renovate,…

Remodeling the Train Track

Last year we decided to upgrade our garden train. It’s technically my father’s train, but our house is the location for the train set so possession being the law and all that. In all seriousness, my parents live in the northern Midwestern US for most of the year, but the weather in Albuquerque is more…

Scrapbooking Memories

About 10 years this project fizzled out and it’s stayed neatly tucked away in my office area all that time. I have a week or two to finish it before my three month sabbatical from my job is over. Will I finish? No one knows! But I hope so! The project is a scrapbook that…

Touching Greatness

A few years back we introduced our kids to Elton John. They  love his music, so when we found out he’d be in Albuquerque, they begged us to go. Being the amazing parents that we are (you could also call us pushovers) we bought tickets for all 6 of us. But being also, at least sometimes,…

Happy 2nd Day of Christmas

If you know me at all, you know I love the 12 days of Christmas and you can guess my house is still in full Christmas swing. To keep the holiday music fresh and new (we’ve been listening to a lot of Mannheim Steamroller and Trans Siberian Orchestra), I was digging around for my copy…