Things are changing

I know most of you haven’t heard from me in a while, so I thought it was high time I gave you a short update.

To start with, one of the first reasons I have been under the radar is I was trying to find my way with things after finishing my Master’s degree last December. I have been trying to focus my own health and well-being. I am still doing public relations and social media management very part time for a travel agency in the Albuquerque metro area.

I am still here, just very quiet focusing on other things. One of my main focuses in the last few months, thanks to doctor’s orders to take it easy is me focusing on my sports memorabilia again. I am going to develop this website, marcschoder.com, to show my finds and maybe even sell or trade. I am slowly getting back into writing freelance as our current presidential administration is making me miss the fourth estate. I will not be doing beat news or sports for that matter. My plan is to focus on features and telling people’s stories. I’m also planning a lot of video work and audio podcasting, but that is down the road. All of that work will be featured on marcschoder.com

The second reason you haven’t seen me around is with two young kids (Shaun-Thomas, 5 and Gabriel, 2) my hands are full with them alongside my wife. Also, because I have been sick, you don’t find me working as much anymore. I have been able to tolerate working 8 hours a week. Up and above that, I just can’t handle it. However, with many different doctors help, medication and other therapies, I am maintaining at least for the time being. I hope people realize that I’m not going to drop dead tomorrow. I also hope to reconnect with many of you as I value our friendship. This site is a work in progress and will be all about what I do. Please ask any questions, I hope this note finds you all well.

-M

Domenici passed away at the age of 85

I had the pleasure of interviewing Former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) back in 2005 for the then Portales News Tribune (now Eastern New Mexico News) about the Communication Building going up at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM. Domenici passed away today at the age of 85. Here is the story I did back in 2005 and the Albuquerque Journal’s story about his passing. http://crwd.fr/2x15ylC

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AAA Championship Game set for today at Isotopes Park

Albuquerque baseball fans are going to get to see something that could be a one-in-a-life opportunity for most New Mexicans.
This evening at Isotopes Park, the AAA Championship game between the International League’s Columbus Clippers and the Omaha Storm Chasers of the PCL will decide who gets the prized Governor’s Cup.
We will be tagging along with the Albuquerque branch Truly Nolen Pest Control as we will be able to give the fans a up close look at the game and fan fare. We will be tweeting, blogging, and have video reports. Stay Tuned

Election of a new mayor in Albuquerque

Come one, come all to the not-so-greatest show on earth. Yes, that’s right folks, its Albuquerque’s race for mayor. First off, I’m so glad that its over. Here is my reasoning, for years I have liked politics on one level or another; but not this year. When I hear that Richard “R.J.” Berry was going to run for mayor, I began to ask myself, “where are the Mayor Berry jokes when you need them?” I will admit, I am nice guy; but I am going to be the first one to start to make Mayor Berry jokes of one nature or another when he “drops the ball”. I will admit however, I’ve never been a fan of Marty “this is the only job I could get in politics” Chavez. Did he do some good for the City of Albuquerque? My answer for that would be yes. He did help bring a baseball team to the Duke City. However, on the other side of the coin, he really didn’t know how to get things like an arena done for downtown. Well, here’s hoping that Berry is everything he says he is.