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At the Urban Homestead

"Urban Homestead".  In spite of my allergy to trendy catch-phrases, I suppose that best describes what my husband Tom and I are working on - increasing our self-reliance without abandoning modern life completely.  (one thing I learned when in the 70's I tucked my Mother Earth News…


Added by Robin Day on January 29, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Rolling Stone is the next to cover our APD problem

Hot on the heels of that New Yorker story comes Rolling Stone's take on Albuquerque's troubled police force. When Cops Break Bad: Inside a Police Force Gone Wild recaps for a national audience the killing of James Boyd (and Christopher Torres, Kenneth Ellis…


Added by Sophie on January 29, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix - Desert Solitaire

  • Today is Edward Abbey's birthday.  Y'all do know he was a Lobo, don't you?
  • I know I call him Bubble Boy Berry, but…

Added by once banned twice shy on January 29, 2015 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

ABQ Pics: Pilsner

Added by Dee Cohen on January 29, 2015 at 5:12am — 2 Comments

Screw this guy!

Come to Geek Bowl next Saturday at Isleta and let this loser know what you think of him. PS- his real name is, get this, "Johnny Goodtimes" and he's from Philadelphia, a paragon of urban sophistication decay.



Added by geekswhodrinkABQ on January 28, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

I'm Back....

I'm back after being gone for almost four years.

No, I wasn't recently released on parole.

No, I did not join the French Foreign Legion.

No, I wasn't abducted by aliens,

I moved to Belen.  Right after that move I got my High Tech career back…


Added by Doug R on January 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Builders and Makers: Deborah Gavel

Deborah Gavel is a painter, art activist, healing artist, and teacher. She is a gentle, thoughtful, curious, vibrant woman who brings a quiet and loving strength to both her creative and community work. She lives and paints in…


Added by Shelle VanEtten de Sanchez on January 28, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix - Happy NM Food and Farms Day

  • Get on up there to Santa Fe and support our local food peeps.
  • Man. Thinking the deniability is not really all that plausible…

Added by once banned twice shy on January 28, 2015 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

ABQ Pics: Trash Day

Added by Dee Cohen on January 28, 2015 at 5:10am — No Comments

Going Home

My wife was cleaning out some boxes and found an old Carrizozo Newspaper from 1972. In it was a photo of her Grandparents in front of their home back in 1919. My wife posted this on her Facebook page but, I wanted to share it with you along with her comments below and this video that I did a while back called Going Home.

"This is my Grandmother, Grandfather & uncles. The caption says the baby was my mom,…


Added by Doug R on January 27, 2015 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Aren't You Glad You're in New Mexico?

At the time of this posting, it's 43 degrees outside my window down here in Belen with 64% humidity and it's overcast. 

One of my co-worker's lives and work out of his home office in Providence RI.  This is a shot of his front yard this morning.  And they're expecting 8 to 10 more inches of snow in a day or two.…


Added by Doug R on January 27, 2015 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix - Truce Day


Added by once banned twice shy on January 27, 2015 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

ABQ Pics: Cross & Sky

Added by Dee Cohen on January 27, 2015 at 6:59am — 3 Comments

The New Yorker takes on APD

In this week's issue, venerable magazine The New Yorker takes a close look at the failings of APD, in "Your Son is Deceased." The article is gated, Click through to read the article, but here's a taste:

In Albuquerque, a city of five hundred and fifty thousand, the rate of fatal shootings by police is eight times that of New York City.…


Added by Sophie on January 27, 2015 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

Local Art & Gift Shop Keeps Growing

Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts is a local female-artist owned shop, and is expanding and adding 500 more square feet.  Located in Plaza Hacienda, on the East side of Old Town, this shop has artwork for sale on consignment, handmade by a variety of artists who live here in New…


Added by Jennifer Spradlin on January 26, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

Morning Fix - Happy Australia Day

  • Seriously?  The city tried to sell this to residents as an improvement?  Ye Gads, is that bad messaging.
  • Along the same lines, I wonder…

Added by once banned twice shy on January 26, 2015 at 7:00am — 16 Comments

ABQ Pics: Purple Corner

Old Town Chapel.

Added by Dee Cohen on January 26, 2015 at 5:12am — No Comments

White to Night

Late on Friday afternoon I gathered my gear together and set out for the summit of the Sandias.  I had attempted the trek the day before but a persistant cloud covered the mountain and ruined any chance for good photos.  

I went in search of two things, the golden hour (more like 10 minutes at this time of year)…


Added by David on January 25, 2015 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments


(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez was…


Added by Brian Fejer on January 25, 2015 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

ABQ Pics: Blue Castle

Added by Dee Cohen on January 25, 2015 at 5:59am — No Comments

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