Tom D
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Tom D replied to Kathleen "Kat" Wruck's discussion Swamp Coolers vs. Air Conditioning
"The basics of how they work are different to cool are different. Swamp Coolers (SC) pull outside air thru "filters" that water is pump over, to cool the air and pump the cool air into the house, thus windows need to be opened to let air…"
Jul 4, 2010
Blue Girl left a comment for Tom D
"thank you!! I think I have stopped at this place at least twice now and they are always closed, always thank you for getting back to me!"
Sep 18, 2009
Tom D replied to JuliusFan's discussion In love with that Frenchman... in the group Chow Down in Burque Town
"OK, I'll bite - where is the reference to Chez Bob? And where is the reply you thanked Spartacus for?"
Sep 6, 2009
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Sep 6, 2009
Tom D left a comment for Blue Girl
"HI Blue - You asked about Cuban, the one place I know is the cafe at Laru Hi Hati on Central NE a block west of Carlisle. It is a hair cut, cigar, card shop & Cuban cafe in one. It is across the street from Flying Star & east a few doors…"
Sep 6, 2009
Tom D replied to Talleyman's discussion Any good steak houses left? in the group Chow Down in Burque Town
"I love the Monte Carlo Steakhouse, 3916 Cental SW as others have mentioned. Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse, 6855 4th Street NW btwn Osuna & Los Ranchos behind the Calico Kitchen is a good upscale place using the old speakeasy motif and…"
May 30, 2009
Tom D replied to Andy's discussion Good Vietnamese (Pho #1 Pho #1!) in the group Chow Down in Burque Town
"My favorite GREAT Vietnamese place is closing for good tomorrow :-( Gone will be the freshly prepared from scratch sauces and amazing french-asian dishes. I highly recommend you get there tonight or tomorrow. Many items that don't appear on the…"
Feb 14, 2009

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Where I Live:
Los Ranchos - north valley
About Me:
optimist, fixer, working to create a better world, encourager of people to step/reach/stretch towards what they would like to be/do.

Grew up son of a founding merchant family in a small NW Kansas town and product of first intermarriage among the Catholic & Protestant town families.

Came into my own at a progressive environmental camp in Nevada created for the children of an inter-connected group of east/west coast progressive/radical 60's Democrats.

Came of age and into my manhood in the Feminist Men's Movement of the late 70's & 80's.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
The best of my two favorite places - weather like my NW Kansas hometown & human climate like the San Francisco Bay area. (Meaning lots of sun, thunderstorms, dry climate, four distinct & relatively mild seasons, balmy summer nights. And the attitude about other people that it's OK for them to lead their lives as they see fit as long as they don't tell me how to live my life or hurt me.) And then there are those golden autumn days scented by chiles roasting only made better by a hike in the country or a group of friends cleaning chiles & snacking on fresh green chile quesadillas - HEAVEN.
What I'm Reading:
The Tewa World: Space, Time, Being, and Becoming in a Pueblo Society by Alfonso Ortiz,
Michael Toliver Lives by Armistead Maupin

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At 12:06am on September 18, 2009, Blue Girl said…
thank you!! I think I have stopped at this place at least twice now and they are always closed, always thank you for getting back to me!

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