1992 Wish

I can’t help but feel nostalgic as so many of my friends in Boise are going to see The Cure tonight. I was a HUGE fan during my teenage years, and still love them today.  I first saw them in 1992, the “wish” tour. This was back when fans could camp out at a box…

Longing for Waiting Rooms, and Other Excitement

I’ve only lived in McDermitt, Nevada, the middle of nowhere, for about six months. In these recent months I’ve learned a couple of things that make the time here go by faster and the place seem more pleasant and less desolate. One of the things that I consistently look forward to is leaving town. Duh. Whether…

Dear Boise

Dear Boise, Idaho: Thank you for the postcard and kind words! You’re truly missed and admired by both Sean and myself, for many reasons as obvious as this. Love and equality for all, Sean and Leigh Ann

HACKFORT: Obama Approved

In case you missed President Barack Obama’s address today at Boise State University, watch when he gives a shout out to HACKFORT and the Boise community for collaborating on education and progress. And just like we pick up a tool to build something new, we can pick up a skill to do something new. And that’s…

What Am I Doing?

By trade and nature, I am a planner. That doesn’t mean I can’t be, or don’t enjoy spontaneity. The next few months will test my adaptability and patience; this I know… It is one of the few things I can plan on. [LINK] My current work/life situation seems to change on a daily basis. In limbo…

#NASASocial

Foggy at Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning. From 8-4 (pacific) today, Monday, June 30, I’ll be live-tweeting from the #NASASocial prelaunch event for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, and from around 2-3:30 a.m. tomorrow from the launch. Follow the #nasasocial hashtag on most social media platforms, or follow my tweets at twitter.com/ladufurrena. Learn more about…

Adventure Time!

Some folks make extreme life choices. They leave good, secure jobs to follow a dream or escape the monotony of daily life. Some buy the farm (literally, and sadly, sometimes figuratively) they’ve always wanted; they raise goats, and chickens and sell pickled foods at farmers markets. Some run for a political office in a state…

The Atlanta School

  Check out all of the upcoming events and projects at The Atlanta School! From Basque sausage making, story-telling and maker/builder workshops to community celebrations and gatherings, the collective creativity in Idaho is blossoming! For more information, visit http://www.theatlantaschool.org/events/.

This lady. Maria Bamford. Hilarious stand-up comedian, will perform at The Egyptian Theatre in Boise on Dec. 8. Some may recognize her from roles on TV such as “Debris” on Arrested Development, the crazy Target lady, and the crazy comedian lady that gave Louis CK crabs. She so crazy. Buy tickets. Laugh. Poop. I’ve seen…

Boise Greek Food Festival

poorfoodies: Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 11am-9pm The 32nd Annual Greek Food Festival is held the first weekend of June in Boise at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. I have attended this event many times, and it is a foodie’s heaven! Besides all of the delicious Mediterranean dishes there is traditional dancing and…

Built to Spill: The fifteenth of 15 bands playing at Treefort Music Fest this year that everyone should catch (and probably will). In its second year, Treefort Music Fest is a multi-venue music festival March 21-24 in downtown Boise. The festival features hundreds of national, regional and local emerging musicians and bands. The festival will be hosting informative…

WOLVSERPENT: The fourteenth of 15 bands playing at Treefort Music Fest this year that are rad. In its second year, Treefort Music Fest is a multi-venue music festival March 21-24 in downtown Boise. The festival features hundreds of national, regional and local emerging musicians and bands. The festival will be hosting informative panels on topics from video production…

B. Dolan: The thirteenth of 15 artists playing at Treefort Music Fest this year that are a must see. In its second year, Treefort Music Fest is a multi-venue music festival March 21-24 in downtown Boise. The festival features hundreds of national, regional and local emerging musicians and bands. The festival will be hosting informative panels on topics…