Some Exhibitions Are Very Far Away

There’s a fascinating article in Hyperallergic about an exhibition at Lima’s Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), focusing on the work of three artists (Héctor Chiang, Ana Chung, and Christi Zorrilla) who are Peruvian of Chinese descent. There’s little text in the exhibit, at least not at first view, a direct connection to the difficulty Chinese…

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Los Griegos

The Albuquerque valley is essentially made up of a great many tiny communities that got incorporated into the city as the city grew. Sometimes you can still see vestiges of them. Los Griegos is one of my favorites, just down the street from me. It was in 1708 a collection of land grants given to…

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One Point Perspective

In the last perspective class, we learned about one-point perspective.  Best example ever: In da Vinci’s Last Supper, the vanishing point is right at Christ’s head (perspective in the service of symbolism, that); the horizon is actually visible through the window, and all the lines converge nicely.  Thus: So we worked on some one point…

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No! New! Roads!

Urban Albuquerque has a well written and clearly explanatory blog up, arguing for no more new roads in Albuquerque, and particularly not the new plan for the Paseo del Volcan project, which, as you can see if you click on the link, is considered REALLY important by the city government, cause it is going to…

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Things I Know About Alice

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Alice — she of the Wonderland and Looking Glass fame. This is appropriate:  It’s the 150th anniversary of the original text.  Happy Birthday, Alice!   I first read the books when I was 5, and they’ve been favorites of mine since then.  And I used to teach the…

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Heavenly Creatures

Laura and I have been, over the years, reading detective novel series at about the same time — we’re not reading the same book at the same time, we pass them on to each other, but we’re reading in the same series.  We went through all of Tony Hillerman’s Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee series,…

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Meeting Spiritual People

Oh, joy!  Today, in blogging boot camp, we’re blogging about Meeting Spiritual People, and Do We Have Advice. Yes.  Yes, I do. My advice is specifically for those times when you are meeting spiritual people by inviting a bunch of them over to your house.  For I have experience with this. 1) When having spiritual people over…

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A Proposed Sacred Desert Tree Alphabet

I’ve been taking a class in Ogham from Raven Edgewalker for a few weeks now, focusing on the Celtic Tree Alphabet.  This has been a great deal of fun. My own little project has been to translate, as far as I’m able, the trees and plants native to New Mexico into the Celtic Tree pantheon. …

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