March 2011 Stories (77)

The Problem with My Dad's Kindle

My father owns a Kindle.


It's not actually his fault. If given the choice between a gift of a Kindle and say, a watch*, I'd might've chosen the e-reader, too.  But wow, the day I called home and heard that he was the proud new owner of a device that's often blamed for recent indie bookstore closures... I guess you could say I was a little surprised.  After nearly four years of semi-ranting about the issues small businesses face in the wake of Amazon, I was admittedly a little…


Added by Bookworks on March 31, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Tightening Up


  • The university will save $550,000 with Locksley's new contract.  Glad to see UNM tightening it's belt.  Hahahahahahaha!  Just made myself laugh out loud!
  • I like how…

Added by Adelita on March 31, 2011 at 5:51am — 9 Comments

The Broken Pots - how a car accident can hurt you

As a licensed massage therapist who works with people after car accidents, many times clients will come in, wondering why they are hurting so much.  Yes, there was damage to their vehicle, however they do not "see" how they were injured.  Yet, they are in pain - mostly back and neck pain - however many times they have on-going headaches, hand and wrist pain, as well as jaw pain.

People walk away from a motor vehicle accident, in shock and running on endorphins, and do not realize that…

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on March 30, 2011 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

The Wellness Experiment

Just discovered a new lo cal blogger duo: The…


Added by Gabriel Nims on March 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Martinez needs to finish State Investment Council Reform; Then Step Out


In the recently completed 2011 legislative session, Senate Bill 17 (Keller, D-Albuquerque and Neville, R-Aztec), a bill designed to complete State Investment Council reforms by removing the governor as chairperson, passed with wide bipartisan support. It now sits on the governor’s desk waiting to be…


Added by Tim Keller on March 30, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments

Morning Fix: I'm Feeling Crabby Edition


  • Schmidly said it’s a misconception that New Mexican families cannot afford tuition increases, and UNM must increase tuition because the state government decreased support of  higher education institutions.…

Added by Adelita on March 30, 2011 at 5:50am — 17 Comments

Albuquerque in 2035

Crossposted at my blogspot blog


Been poking my way through Mid-Region Council of Government's 2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and let me chime in on what I think it says about ABQ.




Added by Don McIver on March 29, 2011 at 6:04pm — No Comments

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Added by Samara on March 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

With Ken Saville in the High Lonesome

CABEZON ROAD--"There are two kinds of people in this world," he said.  I looked at him as he leaned backwards in his chair.  It was 1967 and I was visiting someone I barely knew on his houseboat in Sausalito.  A real Paul Klee hung on the wall behind him.  Still, I doubted he would say anything…


Added by Johnny_Mango on March 29, 2011 at 9:02am — 9 Comments

Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage

Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage
Did you know that there is a very specific type of massage/bodywork for help with digestive and reproductive organ problems, back pain, healing after abdominal surgery, fertility challenges, as well as helping with general detoxification and well-being?
Many people have yet to hear of, or experience, Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy.
This work is done by either a licensed massage…

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on March 28, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments

Ten Thousand Hours

I've sat with, written about, and truly believe that it was not until I had exceeded 10,000 hours of hands-on massage therapy in my private practice, that I BEGAN to have some true mastery over my craft, skill and technique. Now, as I approach 20,000 hours in this field, I'm sinking in deeper to the next level. I love this quote that came through my in-box early this morning:


"... ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with…


Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on March 28, 2011 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Albuquerque Divorce: Mediation vs. Litigation

For most couples getting divorced using the process of mediation can save them thousands of dollars, many months, and an untold amount of stress.  The trick is seeking mediation early in the process rather than months down the line when the court orders it.  Regardless of whether or not you have attorneys…


Added by Kelly Vickers on March 28, 2011 at 6:24pm — No Comments

crash[blank] - "ray of light" by monster paws

 reposted from crash[blank]

today monster paws premiers their second music video, "ray of light," right here on crash[blank] for your viewing and listening pleasure.  this is the second video off their…


Added by Samara on March 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sandia Lakes - Great Scenery, Fishing, Close to Home.


If the end of winter makes you stir crazy then there may be no better escape than a quick trip to New Mexico’s fanciest fishing hole.

Sandia Lakes’ recently remodeled park located just south of Bernalillo on the State Road 313 features spectacular scenery, excellent accommodations, spacious…


Added by Karl F. Moffatt on March 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair


By David Steinberg

Journal Staff Writer

          Interested in buying a signed first edition of Rudolfo Anaya's "Bless…

Added by Acequia Booksellers on March 28, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments

Specimen #2

Cross posted in Carless in Albuquerque


Specimen #2

The doctor says he wants another specimen, and hands Mindy the small cup and says we can collect it at home.…


Added by Don McIver on March 28, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

Morning Fix: You're Fired!


Added by Adelita on March 28, 2011 at 5:57am — 2 Comments


A year ago this past February, I was living in Albuquerque, happily puttering along when the…


Added by La Fanciulla del West on March 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Richard Vargas... not what we had in mind

It's tax season again, a time filled with meaning for both the employed and those who are not.  Richard Vargas continues to explore the American dream.


Vargas graduated from UNM's Creative Writing program in December 2010, and was awarded his MFA with distinction.  He just edited…


Added by The DitchRider on March 27, 2011 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

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