December 2010 Stories (62)

Subject to Change

Included in every Popejoy season brochure is the line “Program subject to change.” Most recently that statement came to fruition with the change of date for…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 31, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments

A Triathlete Who Lost Her Run

I'm a triathlete.  I have spent nearly 20 years pursuing triathlon in my own little corner of the world, and only this past year have I called myself a triathlete.  I rarely make it in the top three in my age group, but usually make the top 50% in the larger races, and top 10% in the smaller ones.  So - your slightly better than average wanna-be who never had any real genetic talent as an athlete, but who always has had a fierce sense of determination and persistence.  I envy those "natural"…

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Added by Andie Talmadge on December 31, 2010 at 8:58am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Kuumba

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Added by Barelas Babe on December 31, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Wandering on White Mesa

You want to tell people about hiking on White Mesa. You want to describe what it looks like. You use words like "views," "panoramas," "vistas" and "pretty." You mention the natural springs bubbling out of mounds, the crackling layers of minerals and how the ground around the trails is actually alive. None of it does…

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Added by Edith Grove on December 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Nia



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Added by Barelas Babe on December 30, 2010 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Kwanzaa Day 4 - Ujamaa



  • 2010 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow gets a…
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Added by Barelas Babe on December 29, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Ujima - Collective Work and Reponsibility

  • Local luthier dies - rest in peace Lorenzo Pimentel, maker of magnificent guitars and beautiful music.
  • The Daily Beast chronicles the…
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Added by Barelas Babe on December 28, 2010 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Kujichagulia y Burque

I have this odd habit of remembering the first time I encounter new words. More than meet-ups with new faces and new places, the circumstances surrounding my new word encounters are inscribed on my brain’s memory card.

 

Take this word:…

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Added by Barelas Babe on December 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Mini-Workout: Burn and Drop Stress

www.meganmerchant.com

 

“Let it go, let it go, let it go…”  Here is a quick, feel-good, stress-reducer for all ages

on this last week of 2010!



  • Arm Circles:  Arm out straight like the letter “T” draw circles the size of a baseball 10 times forward and 10 times backward.  Repeat the size of a beach ball.  Relax your arms to your sides and

    follow it with a few shoulder rolls forward and…
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Added by Megan Merchant on December 27, 2010 at 5:03am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Kujichagulia



  • Habari gani? Today's Kwanzaa principle is…
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Added by Barelas Babe on December 27, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Stewart S. Warren... Coziness

Sometimes the last present under the tree is a real treasure. This little poem on the day after Christmas is absolutely perfect.



Stewart S. Warren, writer and performance poet, was born 1950 into the affluent southern society of Tulsa,…

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Added by The DitchRider on December 26, 2010 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Recovery Cat 12.25.2010

If in other sciences we should arrive at certainty without doubt and truth without error, it…

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on December 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Merry Christmas!

I just got home from looking at all the beautiful luminarias and lights in the North Valley, Country Club area and Old Town.  I had planned on writing about a very special house in Old Town, but got a late start and couldn't get to the house on time.  That story will have to wait until next year. 

This year I…

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Added by Adelita on December 25, 2010 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

Christmas Magic

A few years ago in Los Angeles, Chevy Chase saw the same production of A Christmas Carol (above) that we had last night in Popejoy Hall. After the show,…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on December 24, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Book Review of Leaving the House of Tears

This book is a close look at a man who was raised by a mentally ill grandmother in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico after his birth mother handed him over to her parents.

Mr. Griego’s memoir takes the reader thought his long life of pain and misery after he was diagnosed with a mental illness himself. He describes the details of how the medications caused uncontrollable side effects and his debrief with his diagnoses.

This book takes you into the mind of someone who…

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Added by Mary Jane Collins on December 23, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Asking the Mayor about Hexavalent Chromium in Our Drinking Water



Email sent



Monday, 12/20, 8:56 am:




 

Dear Mayor Berry,

 

This is a disturbing story reporting unsafe levels of hexavalent chromium (the Erin…

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Added by Mary Montano on December 22, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

stopped in at the ABQ Indian Center on Zuni and Central for their annual Christmas Dinner. It was packed, 500+, and very very well done. Props to the staff for a great job organizing and feeding folk…

stopped in at the ABQ Indian Center on Zuni and Central for their annual Christmas Dinner. It was packed, 500+, and very very well done. Props to the staff for a great job organizing and feeding folks. As heartwarming as the event was, its also a bitter reminder of homelessness in ABQ, 1/3 are estimated to be Native American. AIC, NACA and First Nations are part of network that… Continue

Added by Tim Keller on December 22, 2010 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Substance

Substance







Is there any substance

To what we have to say?

Where do we lay value in our expression

In what we see, in what we do?

Where do place the value of a day?



While we write about nothing and everything...



What about that copper penny

Is it not worth our thoughts?

Tarnished, scarred, abandoned

It was worth something once

It use to be in someone’s pocket

Did their fingers trace the edges

Or stroke… Continue

Added by Briana Rose Lucero on December 19, 2010 at 9:31pm — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Georgia Santa-Maria... Poetry Salon



Did you see that PBS special on Paris between the wars? The salon scene there fostered a mixing of ideas and an energy that was truly amazing. Today's poem has all of that. It sort of reminds me of what "Land of a Thousand Dances" was to Rock & Roll. It is guaranteed to make you smile and ask for… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 19, 2010 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Recovery Cat 12.18.2010

Overnight, as it were, he is a different man. He becomes a religious enthusiast. He is unable to focus on anything else. As soon as his sobriety begins to be taken as a matter of course, the family may look at…

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on December 18, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

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