Over the past twenty-five years, games have evolved from black-and-white blips made by hobbyists into a complex multi-billion dollar industry. Over the past five years, interactive digital entertainment -- computer and video games, have made significant strides in developing immersive worlds, interactive story, massively multiplayer online communities, and tackling broader range of themes and human experience.
Got hit in the head with a mullet yesterday when I read The People's Law... what's it take to be a Magistrate Judge (and rake in $47,000 plus benefits)? He or she must reside in the district where the judicial vacancy is, and must be registered to vote there. Graduation from high school or a GED is required. That is it. Nada mas.
When Sandra Montoya drove her 1992 Honda Accord LX into the staging area yesterday morning, it wasn't the car that got heads turning.
Sandra, 27, works at CitiFinancial for the bread, but in her down time she and her 16-year-old brother, David, like to show off their 1992 periwinkle (purple+white+pearl) Honda Accord LX (sporting a Black Widow Kit exhaust) at shows like Sunday's Car & Motorcycle bash, part of The Whole Enchilada Festival.
David is a student at Onate High School, the same school Sandra graduated from in 1997.
Sandra hopes to be a clothing designer someday. If her outfit here is any indication, her success is assured.
Meet Susie Herrera, a student at New Mexico State University majoring in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. Susie sold me the tickets that bought the beer that cooled me down that made me go back to Susie for more tickets just so I could enjoy her smile. (As I left the Fiesta Beer Garden to take some more pix, a deputy stopped me at the gate and said, "Oh. Sorry. I thought you had a drink in your hand." It was my boxy-looking camera. I replied, with a grin, "What you been smokin'?" We both laughed.)
I'd snapped a picture of Christopher Flores earlier in the day, but it wasn't what I wanted. So when I saw Chris and his dad, Clarence Garner, tooling around, I asked them if I could shoot some pix. Chris is a third grader at Sunrise Elementary. "It's good, but hard."
Clarence works with the Royalty Bike Club of Las Cruces.
Dream last night: I’m standing in front of the class with no idea what to teach. The classroom is only half-full, a dozen students are in the hallway well after the bell. I enter the hall to shepherd them in but they force me to chase them one by one into the room. I stand in the hall for a moment trying to invent some 60 second improvised lesson plan. When I enter the room the students have all climbed out the window except the student council president tapping away at a game on a computer who tells me a lie about where everyone went.