May 2012 Stories (49)

ABQ Pics: VA Way

The grounds of the VA facility at Gibson & San Mateo. This photo was taken of the older section where you can almost hear that Boogie Woogie Bugle…

Added by Dee Cohen on May 31, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

ABQ Pics:Thirst Quencher

A sight for sore paws on a hot day. This town loves its mutts....

Added by Dee Cohen on May 30, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

ABQ Pics: Los Matachines

Combining Native American and Hispanic cultures, Los Matachines perform religious…


Added by Dee Cohen on May 29, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Teaching Arts Classes and tutoring

I have two types of classes I will be offering.

I am combining my first with the world's first. My first real occupation other than motherhood is fitness.  I've been working in the fitness industry since 2001.  Belly dance is the world's first form of exercise for women. 

I will be teaching EsteemBellyFit - using a combination of methods from Persian and Egyptian belly dance techniques, Hip…


Added by Mari Hawes on May 28, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

ABQ Pics: In Memorium

Taken at Fairview Memorial Park on Yale. Memorial Day thoughts for all those lost. Peace..

Added by Dee Cohen on May 28, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Brian Hendrickson... Turning between Two Skewed Horizons

What better place for a poet to try to reassemble the jagged memories of a past love than drunk on a busy street in Cancun?  This beautifully written piece taps into the timeless themes of both sides of the border.

Brian Hendrickson’s poetry has appeared in numerous print and online journals…


Added by The DitchRider on May 27, 2012 at 8:01am — 5 Comments

ABQ Pics: First Presbyterian Church

Located at 215 Locust NE (right next to the I-25), the First Presbyterian Church has been in ABQ since the 1880s. At this location since…


Added by Dee Cohen on May 27, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Reminiscing an old conversation The sociology of gingerbread men

This is one of the funniest discussions I had with a friend of mine, from 2009


DUDE can school get any more busy right before christmas???!!? How the hell am I supposed to think of sociology when all I want to do is make cookies? Really who thought of this plan?


Uh, ok... Searching for response... uh... maybe try thinking about the sociology of gingerbread men...


So what social class is a gingerbread man in if he only has one…


Added by Mari Hawes on May 26, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

ABQ Pics: Little Industries

These small industrial units were found near the rail yards in Barales, possibly used for welding/washing machine repair. The sign on right says, La Golondrina- the…


Added by Dee Cohen on May 26, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Never Give Up

   “It only takes one person to encourage others and inspire them,” wrote eighth grader Leidy M. She was summing up her study of the novel Les Misérables under student teacher Mari Hawes. Leidy might well have been commenting on her teacher instead of…


Added by Terry S. Davis on May 25, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

ABQ Pics: Puppet Masters

Two men wrangle a huge paper mache puppet at a street fair in Robinson Park.

Added by Dee Cohen on May 25, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Breaking Bad premiere Season 5

Not much to see here folks, just this link with the story... 

It's coming relatively soon...The big day is Sunday, July 15...How will it all end?

Story/news: Breaking Bad Season Five Premiere

Added by Jeff Hartzer on May 24, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments

ABQ Pics: Creekside

Way up Rio Grande Blvd, where the road narrows and the ranches spread out, you can find this peaceful scene. There's a small pet grave on the…


Added by Dee Cohen on May 24, 2012 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Victor Werbin Reports on the NATO Protest in Chicago

NOB HILL--Not everyone stayed in the Duke City watching the annular eclipse.  Victor Werbin, my neighbor across the street, and his girlfriend Sally Beers went to the Occupy protest in Chicago that accompanied the NATO conference there.  They just returned Monday night.  Here is Victor’s report.



Added by Johnny_Mango on May 23, 2012 at 7:34am — 3 Comments

ABQ Pics: Frontier Town

 The Frontier Restaurant. A first stop for visitors and locals alike. I count three police cars pulled over for a bite in this pic. Across from UNM since…


Added by Dee Cohen on May 23, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

First Post..... Shall I make this a poetry blog?

Ok, so for my first Duke City Fix blog, here's a few of my poems....


People stand on land

not knowing who came before…


Added by Mari Hawes on May 22, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

ABQ Pics: Hovercraft

Looks like the Jetsons might be landing their space-age vehicle in this car lot on Zuni.

Added by Dee Cohen on May 22, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Eclipsed by the Moon - a poem of the day

Click this link for ECLIPSE GALLERY

[Note: save your sunglasses for a view of Venus…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on May 21, 2012 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Eclipse over Albuquerque

Great sky last night and I may have gotten a trifecta of solar images while shooting the eclipse.  First of course is the ring of fire itself, but I may have also gotten an image of a solar flare, a sunspot, and the classic Shark Fin sunset which is so Albuquerque.

This image reminds me of one of those Star War scenes from one of the originals. I don't even mind the reverse reflection.

The rest of the images in larger size can be seen 


Added by David on May 21, 2012 at 7:24am — 6 Comments

ABQ Pics: Boarded Up

The ill fated Anasazi Building, once promised to be a residential/commercial high rise, now stands gutted on Central & 6th…


Added by Dee Cohen on May 21, 2012 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

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