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Best Happy Hour spot?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alisa Tan Feb 20, 2014.

Great way to help children
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40% or 50% (or six of one half a dozen of the other) ?
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Bus Rapid Transit Proposals, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 2:00pm 13 Comments

Recently I've been working in my front office, which is actually my enclosed porch. I've been taking advantage of our beautiful spring weather-- I'll have to move to the dining room or the guest bedroom / office come summer because the front room gets too darn hot.

The front room has two great…


Here we are squawking in front of Chick-Fil-A

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 10:00am 24 Comments



I admit, it made me a little sad --no, a lot sad-- to see how many people were at the Chick-Fil-A to support their right to eat fattening food** and give their money to a corporation who's president supports groups that fight to maintain a status quo that I…


Why I Volunteer at the Children's Grief Center

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 12:00pm 2 Comments

I admit there are some days I don't want to drive across town to the Children's Grief Center.  Their facility is near the Rio Grande Nature Center and as a bereavement group facilitator I have to be "on" which for a writer, and someone who is…


Lead/Coal Avenue Officially Opened

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 11:54am 6 Comments

Last night at our regular University Heights Association board meeting I discovered that no one would be available to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the completion of the Lead/Coal project we've all been surviving.  As a freelance writer with a…


April University Heights News

Posted on April 7, 2012 at 9:13am 12 Comments

I had a ton of good intentions about writing regularly about the neighborhood I represent…  and then life got in the way.  By life, I mean my dissertation. By dissertation I mean book--I’m a graduate student in the creative writing department. I’ve spent the…


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Dirt City Writers Book Release and Reading at The Tannex

August 29, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Join Dirt City Writer's Collective for a public reading celebrating the release of Carrie Murphy's second book of poems, FAT DAISIES (Big Lucks, 2015). Featured readers will be Carrie Murphy, Jennifer Simpson, Mark Gregory Lopez and Nora Hickey.h…See More
Aug 21
JeSais liked Dee Cohen's blog post NM Pics: Blue Grave
Aug 19
JeSais commented on Adelita's blog post Ask Adelita
"my favorite local coffee place has a for customers restroom that is impeccably clean (Duggan's Coffee on Lead at Harvard). Also the bathrooms in the Student Union Building at UNM (actually most of the campus restrooms) have been clean every…"
Aug 10
JeSais liked The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Jon Knudsen
Jun 21
JeSais's event was featured

All About ART at University Heights

May 5, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
That’s Albuquerque Rapid Transit – the proposed new bus service on Central.  It’s created a lot of interest and controversy because of its impacts on neighborhood businesses and traffic on the north-south neighborhood streets and Silver, Lead, and Coal.A meeting with city officials on November 10, 2014 was attended by dozens of neighborhood residents and businesspeople to view alternative designs and to hear viewpoints about the project.  On December 17, the UHA board sent a letter detailing…See More
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Debby S liked JeSais's blog post Bus Rapid Transit Proposals, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
May 1
JeSais commented on JeSais's blog post Bus Rapid Transit Proposals, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
"shotsie!  you should come to the meeting"
May 1
shotsie commented on JeSais's blog post Bus Rapid Transit Proposals, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
"No, the design for Nob Hills east of Wellesley remains the same: The current design is:  wack the medians, but make the sidewalks wider for all the folks to view…"
May 1

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I am a freelance writer and creative writing of creative writing.

I am the founder and co-host of Duke City DimeStories, a monthly open mic event for PROSE. Check out the details, and listen to some of the Best 3 Minute Stories from months past at the website,

I also volunteer at the Children's Grief Center.... a very cool program that offers free support services to kids who have suffered the loss of a parent, primary caregiver or sibling.
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At 3:46pm on April 30, 2015, Phil_0 said…

Thank you for the Lead & Coal/ART post. I'm also very glad to see that University Heights is active and engaged on these issues. I'll plan to attend the meeting next Tuesday.

I haven't seen much evidence for similar action on the part of Silver Hill - is this an accurate perception or are there things bubbling under the surface? (I know the SHNA isn't always great about spreading the word to those of us on Lead). If my assessment is accurate, what course of action could Silver Hill folks take to get involved?

At 7:48am on February 23, 2011, Rich Boucher said…
Hey there! Thanks for the add!
At 8:58pm on January 10, 2011, hettie said…


I keep forgetting to drop you a note and it's been a couple of weeks, but I wanted to say "thanks" from one of your neighbors for speaking up in the alibi about the lead/coal project. 

At 10:13am on September 6, 2010, Barelas Babe said…
'Twas great to meet you as well!
At 8:54pm on November 2, 2009, LaGuera said…
You took a good photo of me at the Dia de los Muertos parade--I am carrying the coffin and have my face painted like a skull ;). I would like it if you sent me a jpeg of that photo! I am not very photogenic, and it's the best one yet! Thanks!
At 12:52pm on August 5, 2009, Amanda Schoenberg said…
Hi JeSais-
I just realized I never got back to you about the rain barrels after you were nice enough to respond to my questions. Thanks again for your help. The story appeared in the Home section on July 25.
At 5:07pm on June 29, 2009, Amanda Schoenberg said…
Hello JeSais-
I noticed your post about rain barrels and thought I would see which you ended up purchasing. I am working on a story on choosing rain barrels for the Albuquerque Journal's Home section and your insight would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Amanda Schoenberg
Albuquerque Journal
At 12:36pm on March 6, 2009, Silverlining said…
My husband and I moved to Albuquerque from San Diego in November, so this is our first spring here too. It seems that suddenly the blooms are everywhere, white, yellow and purple. I'm not sure what they are (cherry trees, etc?) I am hoping that next year I won't have allergies; I've been told it takes a year or so to become sensitive to pollens.
At 6:25pm on January 6, 2009, Garcia said…
Thanks for walking me through the way to resign from The Single Life Group! I probably am a better fit among the Cat People Group, which I don't know if there is one, but I wouldn't bet against it. Je ne connais pas la plupart des choses, but I do know cats cannot love.
At 7:48am on December 5, 2008, La Fanciulla del West said…
Thank you so much for your input. I have changed his diet and he eats dry food specifically for diabetic cats, which is the mainstay of his diet, and then I give him Fancy Feast before his insulin shots. He does have neuropathy in his back legs, which concerns me. He first showed signs of diabetes in June, but he's also hyperthyroid and I thought his weight loss and water drinking were attributable to that. It was his neuropathy that caught my attention in October. He had dental surgery in May and lab work done at that time, and his glucose was normal. Perhaps the surgery tipped him over the edge, or something? I guess what I'm saying is that I don't think he was diabetic for a long time before it was caught. Right now he's only on one unit of insulin twice a day and he's been checked for a UTI.

Again, thanks, and I may have some questions for you as I journey down this path with him. He's such a sweet boy and I want him around as long as possible.

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