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Richard Thompson at the ABQ Museum- Fabbity, fab, fab

Thanks to DCF and AMP concerts for this lovely evening. I will admit that my initial reason for wanting to go was because of Mr. Mombat. He has been teaching himself guitar for several years and I have gotten to hear increasingly better versions "52 Vincent Black Lighting".

I had not been to anything at the Museum since the amphitheater was re-modled. It is a wonderful venue. We got there just as… Continue

Added by mombat on August 16, 2010 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Leaving on Friday!

I'm very excited to be flying out on Friday - from Albuquerque to Los Angeles for the weekend, and then on Sunday night at midnight catching a plane on Air China - to Bejing and then Harbin.

I'll be in China for 3 1/2 weeks- to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs) at a 16 story hospital, with a group from Southwest Acupuncture College.

And the trip includes a tour of an herb farm, as well as 3 days sight-seeing in Bejing, and visiting the Great Wall… Continue

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on August 16, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

On Being A Straight Ally and a Po-Mo Mom

I’m officially a “has been”. Not in the sense that my life is over, or that there is nothing left to do, but in the sense that some big issues that permeated my consciousness as a young adult have been transformed - so much so that my kids see me as a doddering old parent.

I’ve been thinking a lot these days about how times have changed. This is what happens when you… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 16, 2010 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

What About Bank of Albuquerque?

Wells Fargo Bank recently took a major slap in the face when a court ruled against them in a class action lawsuit, ordering the bank to reimburse their customers for millions of dollars generated by the very shady practice of customizing the order in which they received debits to the customers' checking accounts. By processing debits for the largest amounts first, instead of the order in which they were received, the bank was able to increase the number of over-draft fees substantially. All the… Continue

Added by Richard V on August 16, 2010 at 10:12am — 9 Comments

Eat Pray Love

I went downtown last night, ate vegetarian sushi at Sushi King, and saw "Eat Pray Love" at the theater there.

Now I want to read the book, mostly to re-visit some of the gorgeous quotes, dialogue that the characters shared with us in the audience.

Although the scenery and beauty of the locations made this a movie that was glorious on the big screen, this one's a "keeper" and I'll add it to my DVD library.

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on August 16, 2010 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Put On Ye Old Thinking Cap


Added by lisa gill on August 16, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Stamina Shmamina

I don’t know about ya’ll but for me, eating too much and too late in the evening leads to odd dreams. Last night’s offering found me enjoying an Emmy prize with Jon Hamm (he plays Don Draper in Mad Men). Too bad the prize was two seats at the Olympic Games where we watched a yak-driving competition, and there was only one team and one yak. I was disappointed, naturally, and Mr. Hamm was livid. Where does this stuff come from?

Our travel date is fast approaching and the missus… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on August 15, 2010 at 10:33am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gina Marselle... Time Traveler

Poems about paintings always lead off the canvas. And in the case of a painting of a crow, your journey could be a long one.

Gina Marselle is a poet, photographer, teacher and single mom whose impact on the poetry community includes collaborating with local poets, and coordinating the Open Space Visitor Center’s semi-annual “Poetry in Place” event connecting people to place through poetry. She has been work published in the Rag, The Sunday… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 15, 2010 at 8:08am — 8 Comments

Recovery Cat 8.14.2010

When A.A. was quite young, a number of eminent psychologists and doctors made an exhaustive study of a good-sized group of so-called problem drinkers. The doctors weren't trying to find out how different we were from one another; they sought to find whatever personality traits, if any, this group of alcoholics had in common. They finally came up with a conclusion that shocked the A.A. members of that time. These distinguished men had the nerve to… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 14, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Gene Grant on Albuquerque Home Foreclosure at PBS News Hour

Last night New Mexico in Focus host Gene Grant gave an expert summary of Albuquerque home foreclosure on PBS News Hour. The segment, hosted by Jeffrey Brown, featured four local PBS newscasters. In my opinion Gene's discussion was the most professional.

Steady and confident, Gene presented the current Albuquerque foreclosure situation: 3800 homes statewide in foreclosure, or one filing per 675 homes. Placing local home… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 13, 2010 at 2:06pm — No Comments

To Hell and Back With Albuquerque USPS

It has now been 5 weeks since I requested from the U.S. Postal Service a key to the mailbox of my new townhome as well as to have my mail held in the meantime so I could pick it up at a nearby post office.

Five weeks and more than 20 calls later? No key and 1 batch of mail. I continue to be given various telephone numbers that nobody answers any time of day.

Repeated requests for a key -- which has a stated turnaround of 3… Continue

Added by Don Brown on August 13, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Does Poetry Matter in Burque? And How?

I love poetry. I love books. I love readings. I love the community of writers and I love the audiences who come out. Love, love, love: I gush and intend to... because I hold rather esoteric views about poetry. I believe that reading or writing or listening to line-broken verse can control pain (emotional or physical), heighten your sensory perceptions of the world, cultivate a respect for self and others, prevent crime and violations against… Continue

Added by lisa gill on August 13, 2010 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Friday, Oh Yeah!


Added by mombat on August 13, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Perseids: Harbingers of a New Season

I saw my first one streak west over South Broadway's city night sky and knew it would be a good night for the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. At my favorite spot south of Albuquerque, the shower of silent 'stars' was a refreshing moment which carried me past the midway point of summertime.

Though 'light pollution' encroaches from Belen/Los Lunas into our own Big City light, the Milky way was cooly lit and many of the night's meteor streaks seemed to spring from it or dart through it. I… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 13, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

“Visible, Vital and Valuable”: African Americans in New Mexico

Because of the Harlem Renaissance, the post-World War I Great Migration of African Americans from the South to northern cities is generally well-known. Blacks also resettled the West Coast to work in defense industries during World War II, the subject of Chester Himes’ harrowing novel, If He Hollers, Let Him Go. In early histories of New Mexico, the focus has been upon the “Heroic Triad” of Anglos, Latinos and Native Americans who comprise this… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on August 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

Trace Adkins

Are you kickn' on your couch with a bowl o'chips watching you favorite re-runs of Seinfeld wishing you could be listening to some good music? Well *POOF* your wish has been granted. On August 12th Trace Adkins will be preforming at the Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque New Mexico. So come on down, bring your friends and your dancing shoes...excuse me..."boots"... and join us for an all around great time!

Hard Rock Casino

5601… Continue

Added by Casey Watson on August 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Thursday Fix- Technical Difficulties Addition


Added by mombat on August 12, 2010 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Wednesday Fix

  • No more fingerprinting for APS volunteers
  • New Park Guide for the Duke City
  • Check out the Alibi review.
  • No pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for…

Added by mombat on August 11, 2010 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Does Your State Senator Have the Guts to Attend this Bake Sale?

NOB HILL--Maybe you saw the want ad in the ABQ Journal.

BAKE SALE TO SAVE EDUCATION. Wed. 8/11, 3-7p. -- 530 Jefferson. Buy Cutback cookies, Furlough fudge brownies, Corporate Loophole lollipops. Everything is 25 cents. ph. 266-6638 or 262-2657.

Now this may make you smile, but it highlights a real problem. Until the U.S. Senate passed the jobs bill that bailed out local governments last week, APS was ready to slash… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 10, 2010 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

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Added by mombat on August 10, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

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