November 2007 Stories (116)

As Tomorrow Draws Near...

Look around this City we all claim to be the best. Take a look at the art on UNM Campus; take a look at the galleries and notice the art on the walls; take a trip to the museums, open spaces, parks; Open the papers and realize that there are very few reminders that tomorrow, December 1, is World AIDS Day.

It's called World AIDS Day-A day without art. It is supposed to be a day that is marked by art that has been covered or shrouded in commemoration of all the artists world wide who… Continue

Added by MPC on November 30, 2007 at 10:17pm — 7 Comments

NaBloPoMo Review

Cheers to NaBloPoMo 2007!
I did it and boy am I glad it's over, NOT! It wasn't easy to post something everyday and I'm sure most readers were bored to death or totally unintrested. Sorry if I sucked, I was supposed to Blo.
So, here is the…

Added by Sí Serrano on November 30, 2007 at 8:17pm — No Comments

That was quick...

It would seem that my lovely wife has landed a job in ABQ! Paperwork for her position was submitted to the HR department at Presbyterian and they'll be contacting her next week to finalize! Looks like we'll be in the Duke City by the first week of February. Now we have to find a spot to live - anyone know of a nice 2+ bedroom place in Nob Hill area that allows dogs? Doesn't have to be fancy, but I think a gas stove is practically a "must have"…

Added by Neonnoodle on November 30, 2007 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Challenging Albuquerque's Penchant for Corporate Welfare

There's a huge debate raging just under the radar in Albuquerque at the

moment, about what amounts to massive corporate tax subsidy schemes

called TIDDs. You can read about TIDDs here, here, and here...some… Continue

Added by Marjorie on November 30, 2007 at 2:09pm — 6 Comments

Truth or Consequences??????

Just found this link to an article in Vanity Fair all about the newest artist community in, of all places, Truth or Consequences??????? Having grown up in Las Cruces this just blows my mind! And, I know it has nothing to do with the Duke City, but I couldn't resist posting this link! Why can't Albuquerque get press like this?…


Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on November 30, 2007 at 10:42am — No Comments

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

No, I'm not talking about the holidays, the post-Thanksgiving frenzied rush to delve into the commercialization of the season; the road rage, the Santa Clauses, the trees or the gifts.

I'm not even talking about the cold weather.

The first indication came, when my 9 year old child (we shall call him "Evil Genius" for the purposes of this blog post) came sliding into the office a few weeks ago. Evil Genius is sometimes lazy, and will…


Added by Angela on November 30, 2007 at 9:43am — 4 Comments

Open space > mind > heart

This morning, I stood in the backyard listening to leaves falling en masse, clattering over each other with a sound like rain. The leaves in the neighborhood had seemed too green, too late and now, days after a hard freeze, they were dropping fast. It was amazing to see and hear.

I climbed to my roof to shoot a photo of a balloon below the just-past-full moon (missed it -- too many damn wires). While I was on the roof, our scrub jays made a ruckus for peanuts. Three of them have… Continue

Added by mjh on November 29, 2007 at 8:34pm — 2 Comments

It's All Mine

My new car is in my hands. I wound up buying, because I finally decided if I'm going to shell out that much cash, I'm damned sure I'm going to have an asset at the end of all this, depreciated or otherwise.

I had a great experience buying and love my new Subaru.

Now excuse me while I go inhale the refreshing aroma of new car.

Added by Alexis on November 29, 2007 at 4:13pm — 3 Comments

12x12 Our Annual Fundraiser - December 7th, 5-8:30 pm

This year The Harwood has taken a different approach for its annual

fundraiser. We asked artists from our various communities to create a

piece of art using a 12x12 inch square of plywood. We also asked them

to sign their names on the back of their creations, thereby creating a

show full of anonymous works. The results have been as phenomenal and

varied as the artists themselves. Sales begin at 5 pm on December 7th.

Deets: This is NOT an auction! All… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on November 29, 2007 at 2:12pm — No Comments

"Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays" or "Happy Festivus?"

I walked into Target on Paseo the other day and something jumped out at me. It was quite noticeable--a "Merry Christmas" sign. Honestly, it's been a while since I've seen a "Merry Christmas" sign at a major retailer. You can see how all of them are trying to make everyone happy with terms like "Seasons Greetings" or "Happy Holidays."

But does it really matter?

According to a recent survey, people do… Continue

Added by Jeremy Jojola on November 29, 2007 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

That's Some Fine Food Ya Got There

Admittedly, I hadn't been to Fremont's Fine Foods before. Something about the thought of descending down into that unknown mineshaft of a shopping center at San Mateo and Lomas has kept me away. But no longer.

I had been wondering what Fremont's could offer that wasn't already covered by the likes of Ta Lin, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. The 4th generation family-run shop looks deceptively… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on November 29, 2007 at 8:49am — 9 Comments

Beware Regulation Gone Wild

Uh oh, they're at it again. Governor Richardson's appointees are doing

his bidding and ignoring the fact that in New Mexico it is the

legislature, not appointed regulatory bodies serving at the pleasure of

the Governor, that are supposed to create laws:

New Mexico became the first Intermountain state to implement the Clean Car program today after the Environmental Improvement Board…

Added by Mario Burgos on November 29, 2007 at 7:49am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Buckyball


Added by Somegye on November 29, 2007 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

The Messiah Downtown This Weekend

4th & Lead SW--Some wait for Santa this time of year. Others wait for the Messiah...Handel’s Messiah, that is. And this weekend four different choirs join together under the direction of John Clark to perform it.

This is a huge production: 168 voices backed up by members of the NM Symphony Orchestra and the Albuquerque Philharmonic. Two high school groups are… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 29, 2007 at 12:08am — 9 Comments

Away from ABQ

Recently I've found myself trading Duke City for Crescent City. The details of that are unimportant; the big thing is that this has put me outside of Albuquerque for generally longer stays than I would like. The Fix, of course, is a great way to stay aware (at least peripherally) of what's going on here, but I felt the need for something more fitting for people who have left the city, with or without intentions to return.

Away from… Continue

Added by the boy on November 28, 2007 at 4:19pm — 8 Comments

Burque on BoingBoing

Boing Boing is a rather large blog, and today a spot from the Tribune was featured. Albuquerque - home of white cockroaches!

Added by the boy on November 28, 2007 at 3:36pm — 4 Comments

Central Avenue Bus

Sat next to Johnny Cash...tall man

dressed in black, spent some time talking to himself about respect.

Wore his hair long and in a ponytail, and he sounded the part, like he

might break out in song about some lonesome whistle blowing. His shoes

were shined, I wonder where he was headed.

Young man I did not look at...sat in the back, somewhere to my left, whispered murderous

threats toward the bus driver every time the bus stopped to let someone

off and… Continue

Added by Sleeplessgrl on November 28, 2007 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

Where's the beef?

I loved my Uncle Roland. He usually wore a Levi jacket, a cowboy hat, and drove a little pickup truck. When we were kids, he would take my cousin and me to the race track in Santa Fe and let us bet. He'd give us each twenty dollars and we would bet on horses based on the color of the jockey's jersey or the name of the horse.

I loved to visit him because he always had a dish of candy on his coffee table and sometimes there would be a jar of…


Added by Adelita on November 28, 2007 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Sweaty Bed


Added by Somegye on November 28, 2007 at 8:35am — No Comments

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