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My real name is Jon Knudsen. Unfortunately "Jon Knudsen" is both hard to pronounce and to remember. Also, Johnny _Mango seems to be a braver person than Jon Knudsen. And better looking. Maybe that's why Jon's GF MaryAnn calls him "Johnny" most of the time.
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Touring New Mexico: The Bird of Bitter Lake

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

ROSWELL, NM--The state-wide buzz among people who watch birds is centered on one wet plot of ground just outside of Roswell.  The area involved is the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  And all the attention is on a bird...literally one single bird.  That bird is a Common Crane, also known as the…

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Saul (Not That Saul, Saul Hoffman) Has An Art Opening

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 10:30am 2 Comments

OLD TOWN--Despite common attribution, I doubt Plato ever said, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  He certainly didn’t think that everyone’s opinions about a piece of art were equally valid, nor were those opinions all that was there.  No, he thought there really was an idea of beauty that was…

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8 Days in Las Cruces, 8 Tips for Survival.

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 10:30am 4 Comments

Don’t ask how it happened, but I did spend eight days in Las Cruces last month...and I loved it.  Here are eight tips for enjoying it.

1.  Book room #104 at the Quality Inn.  This room is so good that I had to fight another guy to get it...and I lost.  I ended up in 106, which…

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Bugging Out: The Organ Mountains--Desert Peaks National Monument

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 10:30am 2 Comments

The President made news in the southern end of The Land of Enchantment last year.  Surprisingly, it wasn't all that controversial.  But what exactly happened..and what exactly is it?

In May of 2014 President Obama proclaimed a new national monument in southern New Mexico.  Called the Organ…

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The History Hack: Nob Hill Business Center

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 10:30am 4 Comments

NOB HILL--The banner picture above was taken in 1946 or 1947 just as what is commonly called the Nob Hill Shopping Center was being constructed.  The houses shown in the background are still there, including the iconic log cabin.

That log cabin, built by DK Sellers as a demonstration house for…

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At 10:10am on April 18, 2013, Benny the Icepick said…

Happy B_D, J_M!

At 9:28am on September 26, 2012, Kevin O'Hea said…

Hi Johnny

Can you tell me who owns the pit photo fo the Womens Lobo BB Pit on page http://www.dukecityfix.com/profiles/blogs/those-lobo-women-albuquerques?

It is the shot of the pit and the team is looking for a higher res photo to use in their office

Thanks

Kevin

At 10:53am on June 18, 2011, Diana Huntress said…

Hi Jon, Did you know Aaron brews his own too?  Did he learn it in 4th/5th?

Let's all get together.  Diana

At 4:18pm on October 12, 2010, Krista said…
Thanks for your blog about the backwardness of UNM when it comes to education and funding. :) On another note, many profs at UNM have little slips of paper that say, "I make ___ days of the football coach's salary to educate the students at UNM." Generally in the 20's or below...
At 11:20am on September 29, 2010, Richard said…
Thanks Johnny. I'm always pleasantly surprised when I go 'home' and vist the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Being from there, I've always been a Peter Hurd fan and it's nice to see more art in Roswell outside of the alien murals!
At 5:39pm on April 7, 2010, Adelita said…
YAY Johnny! I heard you are best blogger in the Alibi's Best of Burque!!!! You always get my vote!!! Congrats!
At 4:47pm on March 2, 2010, yun li said…
Hi Johnny, Thank you for visiting the two whos posting. We are told not to post on DCfix anymore, so we would like to drop you a note to let you know, if you like our posting, please visit our blog at www.thetwowhos.com in future. Thank you!

Cece and Yun
At 9:40am on January 28, 2010, Benny the Icepick said…
Love the new photo, J_M!
At 2:08am on December 4, 2009, rtedgel said…
Hey John. Great to hear from you! I am glad you contacted me. I just changed jobs and am staying a lot more local to town after 4 years of pretty constant travel. I am a member a local computer user group that will meet on DukeCityFix so I figured I would join, but did not expect to immediately find a few blasts from my past. Good times! I still have many fond memories of "Roach City" and Monte Vista...

I looked over you blog from your cycling trip. That looked awesome.
At 8:41pm on August 22, 2009, Holly Anne Spickard Pence said…
Wow, Jon. It was so good to see you with Doris. Your house looks wonderful. It looks like you. Take care. I hope to see you soon. Hopefully, I will have a good year. One never quite knows at Mental Vista given its cast of characters. Carri is working as an events organizer for Richard Romero. Love, Holly
 
 
 

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