November 2010 Stories (74)

The 3:00 A.M. Sprint to China

NOB HILL--We saw it on TV: people in tents outside a big-box electronics store spending two nights to make sure they would be first to get the bargains. Many stores opened at 3:00 A.M. just to give us a leg up on the rush. Later, I saw a woman interviewed who said, smiling, that she had spent a thousand dollars. And then the newspaper ran a picture of a man standing in line holding a waffle iron under his arm. That's right...a waffle… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 30, 2010 at 9:07am — 21 Comments

Black Bird

Within one tear, is a lady waiting

Head down, sitting still with thoughts

Clouding the mind, making her blind

Hands placed upon her lap, still

Her heart beats beyond the walls

Where possibility use to reside

It reached but came up empty inside



She can’t help as thoughts cross her mind

That perhaps someone is waiting for her

Beyond the dark curtains of the night

She dares to place her feet on dreams

That maybe this world isn’t so bad… Continue

Added by Briana Rose Lucero on November 29, 2010 at 10:58pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix - An Homage



I will wield my Morning Fix powers to rename a few things around here this week....



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Added by Ron Da Bomb on November 29, 2010 at 7:43am — 3 Comments

Wow - Thank You!

I was thrilled to discover today that I was named among the top 3 Best Massage Therapists in this month's Albuquerque the Magazine! Thank you to everyone who voted, and I'm so grateful for this affirmation of my life's calling.

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on November 28, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Dee Cohen... Levitation

Your job, your partner, your child...what is it that keeps you from floating away? This remarkable piece begins in Walgreen's, usually a tough place in which to levitate.



An active DCF member, Dee Cohen is new to the ABQ poetry community. Her work has been published in assorted print and on line journals. Her chapbook Lime Avenue Evening was published by The Laguna Poets group of… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 28, 2010 at 7:59am — 9 Comments

Recovery Cat 11.27.2010

Florida (1565): Author and teacher Robyn Gioia and Michael Gannon, of the University of Florida, have argued that the earliest attested "thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida.

Newfoundland (1578):The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on November 27, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Limited Engagement?

I recently heard that one orchestra had their tuba player — who had little to play in a particular piece — tweet messages to audience members during the concert. That's one example of the new buzzword for the performing arts: engagement.



With smart phone constantly on, our new arts consumer (we’ll call him/her Chris, for unisex reasons) goes out into the world with at least two guises: Chris the Consumer and Chris the Reporter. Chris the… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on November 26, 2010 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Public Square: Rural Health Care



This week marks KNME's third in a series of partnerships with the community on the new and exciting project entitled Public Square. This month, as part of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, KNME brings together community members from eastern New Mexico, for an impassioned and informed discussion about some of the biggest issues facing our children today. The focus this time is on the challenges of rural health care, including the shortage of health care providers for the youth. After… Continue

Added by New Mexico In Focus on November 26, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Food Coma

Because I am suffering from PTSSDTOT (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Due To Overeating Turkey), I am hoping that someone out there will post some interesting news stories. The Friday Morning Fix is in your hands.

Added by Adelita on November 26, 2010 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

Who the Thanksgiving turkey is Brokencyde?





And more importantly, why is the New York Times writing about them?



So here I am, in Louisville, KY, sitting at an Amish custom built mission style dining set, in my brother and sister-in-laws expansive kitchen- my coffee is surreptitiously spiked with Old Forester (hey- it's past Noon eastern time!) and I'm… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 25, 2010 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Thanksgiving is for the Birds!

Yesterday the Divine Karlita and I went to the Bosque Del Apache, which is one of America's greatest places to see migrating birds. It was just astoundingly beautiful, and the best part was the sounds, the cacaphony of ducks, geese, and cranes against a background of waterfalls and wind.



The estimate was that around 15,000 Sandhill cranes were at the… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on November 25, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Thanksgiving Edition

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Added by Adelita on November 25, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

REVIEW: Steve Poltz at Low Spirits



So I was the lucky lucky winner of the tickets to see Steve Poltz (Thanks DCF and thanks Neal Copperman (copperman, copperman, copperman, copper man n n n n n...) of AMP Concerts) last night (November 24) and man oh man am I glad I went. I had not laughed so hard in so very long....

I wish I had taken along a notepad so that I could write a better review, instead, I'll have to wing… Continue

Added by JeSais on November 24, 2010 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Weighing In

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Added by Adelita on November 24, 2010 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

air noise thanksgiving week

as usual the air noise after 10 p.m. is out of control. tuesday night before thanksgiving, 10:45 p.m. and my guests are annoyed as am i. it sucks. hate it. armpit of america.

Added by kelly burton on November 23, 2010 at 10:52pm — No Comments

ABQ Journal & Larry Barker: Not Exactly the Whole Story

NOB HILL--In the News Business, context is pretty important. Without it, "Firefighters Save Mayor's House" becomes "City Workers Water Mayor's Lawn." It is not exactly a lie...just pretty far from an accurate report. It could be called an entertaining diversion, much like the sleight-of-hand a magician uses.



Everybody likes a little diversion once in a while. And with the ABQ Journal we get more than our share. Add to that the… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 23, 2010 at 7:30am — 27 Comments

Morning Fix: Do You Have Any Metal Objects In Your Pockets?

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Added by Adelita on November 23, 2010 at 5:30am — 14 Comments

In case you weren't there, a review of Le Serpent Rouge at Low Spirits



So, way back when, I had a friend who rhetorically asked me what would

make a great band better, and he answered his own question by stating:

dancing girls – of course, I couldn’t disagree – they always improve

the atmosphere. Now I know what would make that better – a trio of

good looking young women who happen to be terrific belly dancers.

Rachel Brice & the Indigo can dance – now that’s an understatement… Continue

Added by shotsie on November 22, 2010 at 11:59am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Big Bill's Name Game

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Added by Adelita on November 22, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

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