July 2012 Stories (61)

Vinagre y Turnips

Skarsgard Farms (formerly Los Poblanos Organics) delivered turnips and beets to my front porch last week. Seeing these root vegetables side by side in my refrigerator gave me a hankering for Lebanese-style pickled turnips with beet juice. Since there was…

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Added by Barelas Babe on July 31, 2012 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: What's my Sign? Kick Me.

  • Is the Balloon Fiesta going broke?  Why else would vendors be asked to kick back 30%.  Sellers told to just raise prices.  For me, just another reason to not fight the crowds, the traffic, the heat, the…
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Added by Johnny_Mango on July 31, 2012 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

ABQ Pics: Car Talk

Two guys talk shop at a classic car show downtown.

Added by Dee Cohen on July 31, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: "Bite me," he said.

    •    Did you miss it?  On Saturday, the ABQ Journal's Tom Cole courageously asked who paid for the 80+ pieces the Journal has published from the Rio Grande…

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Added by Johnny_Mango on July 30, 2012 at 6:00am — 30 Comments

ABQ Pics: Stand Off!

My money's on the swan. She looks angry! Found on a yard in Ridgecrest.

Added by Dee Cohen on July 30, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Aaron Greenwood... for the children

In a land where human life mostly clings to the sides of a river or two, it is not hard to imagine a bleak future in a hotter, drier world.  This poem was probably also written, or sung, in Chaco a thousand years ago.



Aaron is a card carrying member of the…

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Added by The DitchRider on July 29, 2012 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

ABQ Pics: Seeing Double

A costumed man welcomes shoppers to Masks y Mas on Central in Nob…

Added by Dee Cohen on July 29, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

ABQ Pics: Lindy's

In the Bliss Building on Central & 5th downtown, Lindy's began business in 1929 as the Coney Island Cafe.

Added by Dee Cohen on July 28, 2012 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

No Music Boxes

   Three weeks ago, The Kingston Trio traveled through town between dates. They graciously agreed to stop for an interview. We set them up on our stage with the main curtain as a backdrop and…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 27, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Oh Say Can You See

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Added by Adelita on July 27, 2012 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

ABQ Pics: Dream Big

Located near Burton Park in the Southeast Heights, this little storage shed imagines it's a skyscraper.

Added by Dee Cohen on July 27, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Why I Volunteer at the Children's Grief Center

I admit there are some days I don't want to drive across town to the Children's Grief Center.  Their facility is near the Rio Grande Nature Center and as a bereavement group facilitator I have to be "on" which for a writer, and someone who is…

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Added by JeSais on July 26, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Bird is the Word

  • Breaking Bad, what are we going to do when you are gone? You and your story about meth have kept us full of tourists!
  • The Micronesian Kingfisher is a rare bird indeed.  And this one is a…
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Added by Adelita on July 26, 2012 at 6:48am — 11 Comments

ABQ Pics: Precious Metals

Located on Zuni & Dakota on the east side, Koenigs is a junker's delight. Comes complete with barking dogs.

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

T-House Memories?

CORRALES--Another of New Mexico's landmarks has been ravaged by fire.  One can only hope that there is a way to save at least some of it.  Over 200 years old, the building that became known as the Territorial House was well into its mature years when the Civil War broke out.  More recently, it also has significance to a whole generation of people who lived here in the seventies..the 1970's, that is.  It was the absolute center of life in the far north valley.



Everyone who was around…

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Added by Johnny_Mango on July 25, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments

T-House Memories?

CORRALES--Another of New Mexico's landmarks has been ravaged by fire.  One can only hope that there is a way to save at least some of it.  Over 200 years old, the building that became known as the Territorial House was well into its mature years when the Civil War broke out.  More recently, it also has significance to a whole generation of people who lived here in the seventies..the 1970's, that is.  It was the absolute center of life in the far north valley.



Everyone who was…

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Added by Johnny_Mango on July 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: On Being A Compationately Human Being

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Added by Adelita on July 25, 2012 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

ABQ Pics: Slice of Life

People enjoy pizza in front of a Nob Hill mural.

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

Morning Fix: Breaking Bad Storage Unit Edition

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Added by Adelita on July 24, 2012 at 7:01am — 7 Comments

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