Supporting the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

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New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
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As a solo practitioner specializing in habeas corpus law, Geoffrey Scovil has established a long career as an attorney at law in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Geoffrey Scovil is also an active supporter of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, an Albuquerque-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the natural ecology of New Mexico.

The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance relies heavily on the support of its volunteers, who are encouraged to write letters to their elected representatives, stressing the importance of wilderness protection and calling for proactive legislation. In the past, letters from concerned citizens have helped to create wilderness areas, ban snowmobiles from national parks, and shut down harmful mining operations.

Through its Online Action Center, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance also enables supporters to join advocacy campaigns and send faxes to politicians at all levels of government. Outside of letter writing, individuals can support the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance by volunteering at wilderness sites, reporting violations, and contacting local newspapers.

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Educational Programs at the Outpost Performance Space

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Educational Programs at the Outpost Performance Space
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Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Geoffrey Scovil has practiced habeas corpus law at his self-titled law practice for more than 15 years. An active member of his Albuquerque community, Geoffrey Scovil provides frequent support to the Outpost Performance Space.

Over the course of 25 years, Outpost Performance Space has invited thousands of international musicians and artists to hold shows at its location in Albuquerque’s Union District. Relying on the support of community members and monetary grants, the organization also offers a number of instructional programs to individuals of all ages. Since its inception in 1996, the organization has facilitated a variety of arts lessons for nearly 2,000 local students.

Home School Opera Workshop
Outpost Performance Space adopted this workshop from the Santa Fe Opera outreach program. Over the course of eight weeks, children between ages 4 and 14 receive the unique opportunity to develop and perform an original opera. With the help of two experienced instructors, the students cultivate skills in acting, singing, and music composition.

Jazz and Latin Music Classes
Outpost facilitates Jazz and Latin Music Classes for young people ages 10 and older, helping them increase their musical skills while building self-confidence. During each class, students work directly with four instructors to prepare for a small music recital. The organization holds classes based on students’ various skill levels and ages.

Teen Performance Nights
Throughout the year, Outpost holds monthly Performance Nights that allow teens to share their artistic talents with their local community. The organization welcomes musical acts as well as dance and poetry readings, providing participants with the chance to gain public performance experience.

Cleveland Browns Honor Military Members During Salute to Service Event

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Salute to Service
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A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Geoffrey Scovil focuses his practice on criminal defense and habeas corpus law as an independent attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While he stays involved in his local community in Albuquerque, Geoffrey Scovil maintains ties to Cleveland as an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns.

Recently, the Browns contributed to the NFL’s Salute to Service month by honoring a number of military members and veterans during their November 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals. Members of all five branches of the United States military attended the game and received the unique opportunity to participate in several on-field events. During the pregame ceremony, the Browns invited more than 30 active Ohio National Guard members to hold the American flag. The team subsequently honored HM1 Reggie Burton as its First and Ten Coin Toss Captain prior to kickoff.

The Browns also recognized the United Service Organizations of Northern Ohio, which serves as a partner for the team’s ongoing First and Ten initiative. After the game, the team sold game-used gear on the league’s NFL Auction website, giving the full proceeds to such organizations as the Wounded Warrior Project and the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Jazz and Latin Music Classes at Outpost Performance Space

Geoffrey Scovil, a habeas corpus attorney practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is an active member of his community. Geoffrey Scovil supports a number of Albuquerque-based organizations, including the Outpost Performance Space, through which he sponsored a performance from the jazz group, Ralph Alessi’s Baida Quartet.

Dedicated to enriching the community with a wide range of musical and visual presentations, the Outpost Performance Space has served as the non-smoking, non-alcohol home of Outpost Productions since 1990. Beyond the variety of performances it hosts, the organization offers a range of educational programs designed to help youth and adults enjoy the arts in a more hands-on capacity.

To this end, the Outpost Performance Space offers jazz and Latin music classes. The classes are taught by a team consisting of a pianist, drummer, percussionist, and saxophonist. Designed to build cooperation and positive attitudes, each class accommodates no more than 12 students, aged 10 and up.

Outpost separates its classes by youth and adult students and most courses include two five-week sessions. Students are encouraged to bring their own instruments to class; however, the space does provide guitar and bass amplifiers along with a drum set and piano. At the end of the second session, all students perform a recital for their friends and family.

The Pompeiian Roots of the Brick Pizza Oven

A well-established Albuquerque, New Mexico, attorney, Geoffrey Scovil performs indigent criminal defense, with an emphasis on protecting his clients’ constitutional rights. A culinary enthusiast, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys vegetarian dining in Albuquerque and has a particular passion for brick oven pizza.

The history of using brick ovens for cooking pizza’s precursors extends to the Roman era, with some 33 ovens having been discovered among the ruins of Pompeii. These ovens were situated within retail establishments and grouped within neighborhoods that likely fulfilled the same function as today’s food courts.

The ancient Pompeii ovens had tempered two-inch thick terra cotta tile as a flooring material. The dome was constructed of bricks laid to create a sturdy spherical enclosure. A layer of mortar an inch thick encased the brickwork, trapping heat for high-temperature cooking. This represented a feat of engineering comparable to modern brick ovens that was not fully replicated for centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire. Indeed, Italian pizza ovens constructed in the countryside prior to World War II often featured stone construction instead of terra cotta and brick.

Best Times for Visiting New York City

Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has nearly two decades of legal experience and is committed to protecting his clients’ constitutional rights and providing indigent criminal defense. In his free time, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys traveling outside of Albuquerque, and he has been to such domestic destinations as San Francisco, Portland, and New York City.

There is no real off-season when it comes to visiting New York City, but depending on the budget for your trip, some months are better than others. Typically, hotel prices are cheaper between January and April and from July to August because of the cold winters and high summer humidity. The Christmas season is one of the most expensive times to visit the city, as are spring and fall.

In terms of activities, summer often brings free admission to a number of cultural institutions, such as the Lincoln Center, while fall and winter typically have the highest number of theater and performing arts shows. Getting tickets for Broadway shows is easiest near the beginning of the year, while getting reservations at the city’s best restaurants is easiest during the weekends in July and August. New York City also hosts numerous annual events, including Shakespeare in the Park in June, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March, and the New York Film Festival in September.

Top Books by Haruki Murakami

A habeas corpus attorney with his own solo practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Geoffrey Scovil is a leading contractor for the State of New Mexico Public Defender Department. When he is not busy protecting the constitutional rights of his clients in Albuquerque, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys reading, and his current favorite author is Haruki Murakami.

The works of Japanese magical realist fiction writer Haruki Murakami have been translated and sold in countries around the world and have been best-sellers in Japan and internationally. The following are just a few of Murakami’s best novels.

1Q84. Focusing on a fictional cult called Sakigake, 1Q84 follows two heroes as they come together before the backdrop of Sakigake’s attempt to connect with earth spirits. The novel is the first in which Murakami deals with fringe religious groups and focuses on the idea that an individual’s entire life can change as the result of just one action.

Norwegian Wood. Responsible for Murakami’s sudden rise in fame, Norwegian Wood is set in 1960s Tokyo and focuses on the story of a man who is caught between his relationship with a mentally disturbed woman and his lust for another woman. The novel was particularly popular among students during the 1980s when it was published.

A Wild Sheep Chase. Seamlessly incorporating Japanese religious traditions, A Wild Sheep Chase showcases themes of post-WWII Japanese cultural identity through the lens of a mock detective story. The hero remains unnamed, and the novel follows him as he takes on a large syndicate that has its hands in both business and politics.