February 2010 Stories (68)

Won't You Be My (University Heights) Neighbor?

I haven't really gotten too involved in local politics here-- with the exception of doing my civic duty and voting (I realize it's not really the voting season, but just in case here's info on where to register).

Anyway, last month I attended the annual meeting for… Continue

Added by JeSais on February 28, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Greta Pullen... Two Poems About Eva Luna

"Eva was my Australian Shepherd, who had a big vocabulary in English and Spanish and invented jobs for herself in the absence of sheep."



A poet and novelist, Greta Pullen moved here from the San Francisco Bay area. She is senior librarian at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ms. Pullen has given several local readings, including being one of the poets featured in the Maisha Baton tribute one week… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on February 28, 2010 at 7:53am — 4 Comments

Saturday Morning Rendezvous With: The Athlete's Plate

From The Two Whos:



As athletes, we juggle the priorities of family, lifestyle work and training and never seem to have enough time!



Chef and endurance athlete Adam Kelinson has written a book/cookbook that helps to take the mysetery out of cooking simple and quick whole meals that will help us eat right to increase performance. In his book, he jokes



about talking to athletes about what they eat.… Continue

Added by yun li on February 27, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Saturday night special

like laundry Monday... first separate into piles. not poetry Sunday though so put a lid on excess alliteration. specific purpose blogs i can suss out. the random selection gets confusing. every site you can join or register for seems to have its own blog section. i probably belong to blogs i've completely lost track, like this one most of the time. expending too much time and energy on them takes away from the others. so which ones to weed out from the overgrown blog garden? can't be sure… Continue

Added by Vanessa Vaile on February 26, 2010 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Ménage à trois

  • Students and staff hope to help make UNM safer at night.
  • Sometimes things just get worse before they get better.
  • The Daily Lobo's sex advice: Sorry, I'm still speechless about the whole…
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Added by Adelita on February 26, 2010 at 5:53am — 6 Comments

A Dime for your Stories

Duke City DimeStories Open Mic premiered this past February 18... We had over 20 people attend our launch party (which long time locals tell me is "pretty good for Albuquerque").

We had funny, we had drama, we had poignant, and most of all we had a group of terrific writers reading great short stories.



DimeStories, huh?

In case you haven't been to a DimeStories Live Event in San Diego, LA, Orange County Calif. or New… Continue

Added by JeSais on February 25, 2010 at 1:16pm — 6 Comments

A tale of two bills: some bright spots from the legislative session

Like most legislators, I am not proud of the fact that we were unable to finalize the budget during the 30-day session. Our budget is top priority and I am confident that we will be able to balance it during the upcoming special session.



However, the 30-day session was not a complete loss. There were some important issues that I am grateful we did address. Our state faces an urgent need for restructure in the areas of “double dipping,” investment funds, education, domestic violence,… Continue

Added by Tim Keller on February 25, 2010 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Nathan's Morning Fix Headline



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Added by Adelita on February 25, 2010 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

The Two Whos on :"Chewing on Anger like an Old Piece of Gum."

How often do we chew on our anger like an old piece of gum? We stretch it, snap it , pop it out, and then take it all back in and restart. It is the routine of anger- gum chewing. When the original flavor of the anger is gone, our mind will make up more stories as if to create more artificial flavor, so we continue to chew...



Spit it out! What good does chewing on anger do for us? This is the metaphor that Cece uses with her client...to spit out the gum of anger rather than… Continue

Added by yun li on February 25, 2010 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Mom's In Town



Well, my Mom's in town for her annual visit to spend time with the grandkids. And there sure has been a lot of talk this past week about whether or not our fair burg is boring. So I thought i'd recap what we've been doing, if just to see how it measures up on the boring meter.



First, a little bit about my mom. She's been a teacher for 40 years, mostly in New Hampshire, with a couple of short stints in… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on February 24, 2010 at 9:30am — 13 Comments

Morning Fix: Classified

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Added by Adelita on February 24, 2010 at 5:44am — 10 Comments

With Robby at the Roundhouse



SANTA FE--One week ago my grandson had a day off from school so I took him up to our state capital to watch government in action. If this story seems less than timely (being one week old) don't worry, nothing has happened up there since. You haven't missed a thing.



Do you have trouble getting your kids in gear? Well, I don't know whether he was tired, hungry, or just plain unenthusiastic when he thought about our government, but somehow… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on February 23, 2010 at 8:10am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: The B-word

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Added by Adelita on February 23, 2010 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Is Albuquerque Boring?

Last week Albuquerqueans responded en masse to a Mary McCormick interview on the Chelsea Lately show. The issue at hand? Whether McCormick dissed Albuquerque. She did, but then she…

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Added by Barelas Babe on February 22, 2010 at 8:30pm — 24 Comments

Morning Fix: The Journal's Lesson

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Added by Adelita on February 22, 2010 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

The Two Whos on "Let it Go and Set Me Free."

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to live the one that is waiting for us." --- Joseph Campbell



This poetic writing of Mythologist Joseph Campbell says it all about what it takes to be truly alive moment by moment. For many, letting go of the past and the attachment to things we have planned is a daily spiritual practice. Holding on to the past is the avoidance of being present, and the hindrance of the unfolding future.... What do… Continue

Added by yun li on February 22, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Great Streets

A link to my latest entry on right-of-way design...



Added by urbanABQ on February 22, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Feedback for a Crosswalk

NOB HILL--It seems to be about a month since the traffic lights and crosswalks were installed and working at the corner of Central Ave. and Wellesley. For those of you not too familiar with Nob Hill, that is the corner where Kelly's brewpub is located.



At the time the city administration objected, saying more study was needed. Be that as it may, City Councilor Rey Garduño pursued a course of immediate… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on February 21, 2010 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

The Sunday Poem: James C. Burbank... Lamentation for the Body

How can a lamentation be so intriguing! This short piece ends with two of the more memorable lines in the English language. This a perfect Sunday morning poem.



Poet, erstwhile musician, writer, teacher, art guy, and Nob Hill denizen, I've been here since '81. I am a confirmed unbeatnik and Valley Rat. Write a poem a day, sing or play a little flute, or a…

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Added by The DitchRider on February 21, 2010 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

The Two Whos on "Trash Day..the Day of Dread... Is Being Miserabalae Worth it?"

It is Sunday, garbage day. It is the day of dread for Yun for four years since the start of her single motherhood. The trash needs to be collected from around the house from several trash bins, from beneath the kids' beds where she often finds candy wraps and empty water bottles.…

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Added by yun li on February 21, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

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