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DimeStories of Albuquerque: Maria Leyba

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 10:30am 3 Comments



Albuquerque writer Maria Leyba has an amazing gift for stories. I know this because for the past two years she has been a regular of my drop-in Monday Writers group.  She can take an obscure prompt and turn it into a nearly fully formed story in the span of seven minutes.  And it's no wonder--she has led an…

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DimeStories of Albuquerque

Posted on January 8, 2016 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

In the tradition of The Sunday Poem feature, I’m starting up a series on DukeCityFix to regularly feature DimeStories (3-minute stories read by the author) from Albuquerque  …

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ABQ's BRT DOA?

Posted on November 11, 2015 at 11:00am 11 Comments

Well, if Albuquerque's proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) isn't Dead On Arrival it should be, at least according to critics of the proposal, including the author of this very long post.

I'm no NIMBY naysayer opposed to progress and change, but rather a if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it kind of…

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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…

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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…

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JeSais commented on Johnny_Mango's blog post Report From the Pat Davis ART Meeting: Start Late, Blah Blah Blah, End Early
"Thanks for attending this meeting and for the report back...   we are pretty much at the no turning back phase: the application is in and the mayor is hell bent on THIS project.  And frankly I'm not sure if the project will stop if…"
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DimeStories Anniversary Showcase at Bookworks

February 21, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
Duke City DimeStories, Albuquerque’s only open mic for prose, will celebrate its sixth year with a showcase of DimeStories selected from the best of the past year’s monthly events.  Authors who will be reading their 3-minute stories include:  Kim Adonna, Jess Atcherly, Dee Cohen, Tish Fredrickson, Steve Howe, Marsha Johansen, Terri Klein, Jennifer Krohn, Maria Leyba, Marilyn Licht, Kempton Lindquist, Mopsy Matthews, Merimee Moffitt, Lisa Myers, Lata Nadig, Micah Palmer, Andy Paquet, Susan…See More
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DimeStories Anniversary Showcase at Bookworks

February 21, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm
Duke City DimeStories, Albuquerque’s only open mic for prose, will celebrate its sixth year with a showcase of DimeStories selected from the best of the past year’s monthly events.  Authors who will be reading their 3-minute stories include:  Kim Adonna, Jess Atcherly, Dee Cohen, Tish Fredrickson, Steve Howe, Marsha Johansen, Terri Klein, Jennifer Krohn, Maria Leyba, Marilyn Licht, Kempton Lindquist, Mopsy Matthews, Merimee Moffitt, Lisa Myers, Lata Nadig, Micah Palmer, Andy Paquet, Susan…See More
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"and Mayor D wants to lower the minimum wage!  that should help the economy...  smh"
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Where I Live:
University Heights
About Me:
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, http://dimestories.org/live-events/albuquerque/

I also host a drop-in writing group on Monday. Check the website for details: http://EverydayWriters.wordpress.com


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. http://www.childrensgrief.org/
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
people.
My Website:
http://JenniferSimpsonWriter.com
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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…

hey,

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.
Amanda
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
505-823-3923
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.
Susan
 
 
 

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