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Railroad Fun in Belen and Los Lunas

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busboy replied to John Fleck's discussion Switching to the Bus in the group ABQ Bus Riders
"Truth is, although there were a number of reasons I knew I should have been taking the bus, it wasn't until gasoline hit $2.99 per gallon and I calculated the cost of commuting that I decided to give the bus a try. I had the good fortune of…"
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I'm a writer who spends his days covering science, climate, water and nuclear policy for the Albuquerque Journal.
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"I'm Jimmy Carl Black, the Indian of the group"

Posted on November 7, 2008 at 11:19am 5 Comments

Last year, when I went to see Dweezil Zappa playing his father's music, an old guy with a pony tail sitting in front of me turned and asked me if I knew “Weasels Ripped My Flesh.” He told me a story about sitting in a bar in Los Alamos, watching a trio, and realizing the drummer was Jimmy Carl Black. He went home between sets and got his copy of “Weasels” so Black could autograph it.…


The Junkyard Loop

Posted on May 13, 2008 at 8:55pm 11 Comments

Tomb of the VW Vans

I'm always changing my mind about what counts as "my favorite bike ride in Albuquerque," but I always return to the Junkyard Loop. Down in Albuquerque's South Valley, it takes you past the city's sewage treatment plant, a bit of infrastructure not to be missed if only for its pedestrian grandeur. It gives you a sense of the scale of our poop, a fact… Continue

Stump the Physicists

Posted on December 15, 2007 at 9:34am 0 Comments

Speaking of brain crushes, you can do no better for brilliant and wacky people to spend time with in Albuquerque than Dave Thomas and Kim Johnson of New Mexicans for Science and Reason. For those not privileged with regular lunch dates, Dave and Kim share their wisdom with a broader audience via their regular…


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At 3:41pm on November 17, 2007, chantal said…
Welcome, Fleck! It's one of them newfangled social networks the kids keep talking about ;-)

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