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leaches and tarantulas, oh my!

KNME Science Café this past Saturday morning at the Bio Park and Aquarium was pretty special. Dr. Ralph Charlton is a extreme scientist. He is Curator of Invertebrates at the ABQBioPark. While we tried to overcome technical difficulties with our video clip, he entertained the crowd by placing a leach on each hand and talking about how they work and how to get them off. One kid suggested a spatula, other salt. But he did not even try to get them off. For the next hour, he spoke gesturing with… Continue

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Morning Fix - Hey Crashie...

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 25, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jessica Lopez and Christian Drake... Frida & Diego

A poem written by two people is pretty unusual, and here Lopez and Drake tackle one of the most complicated and passionate relationships that ever existed: that of Frida Kahloe and Diego Rivera. What an incredibly rich piece! Perhaps the only thing better than reading it would be watching them perform it...so a video of them doing just that follows. Wow.



Christian Drake is a six-time National Poetry Slam team member, including the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 24, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 10.23.2010

Protesting that your insinuations of attempted unfairness on my part are unjust; and with the hope that you did not very considerately make them, I proceed to reply. To your statement that 'It has been suggested recently that an arrangement had been made to bring out a third candidate for the U.S. Senate who, with yourself, should canvass the state in opposition to me &c.' I can only say that such suggestion must have been made by yourself; for… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on October 23, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Irony Is All That's Left

• Truck driver gets mad, runs down cyclist. Unhurt cyclist recalls, "I was like, 'What's your problem?'”



• Winston Brooks takes his posse to Tampa. Misses statewide conference in ABQ on saving money.



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Added by Johnny_Mango on October 22, 2010 at 6:30am — 15 Comments

Sound Decisions

Back in the early 1980s, I read an article in Theatre Crafts magazine on the differing views of sound amplification versus sound reinforcement. Amplification means that most of the sound an audience member hears comes from the theater’s speakers. Reinforcement means that most of the sound comes from the performer. The sound designers in the article were debating the merits of merely enhancing the natural sound or delivering all the sound… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on October 22, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Wanted - Used Books

Ever have a stack of paperback or other books you don't know what to do with? I have a solution -



The Metropolitan Detention Center is always in need of reading material for the residents. Here's the only catch - if you want to donate books they must be given to one of the approved jail ministries/ministers. The ministry can carry them in.



Contact Calvary Chapel or Light & Liberty Ministries to give them the books. When you contact them be sure and ask what kind of… Continue

Added by vinceinburque on October 21, 2010 at 11:41pm — 3 Comments

Fall In The Duke City

I love fall in Burque. It is the time of year when you leave in the morning wearing a jacket and head back home without it. I always associate fall in Burque with Balloon Fiesta and the intoxicating smell of green chile roasting. There are so many more things to do in the Duke City this time of year. I thought it would be cool to ask our regular writers and moderators what they… Continue

Added by Adelita on October 21, 2010 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Remember Spence Hot Springs? That Tryst in the Parking Lot?

• Spence Hot Springs (now there's a name that brings back some colorful memories) closed for parking lot paving and trail work. God, how we love New Mexico!



• Yahoo! Finance has a story on the… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 21, 2010 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Gay Community Forum

Recently I posted a blog about gay hate crimes and bullying that resulted in some lively comments. That was very good.



Now the City and UNM is stepping up to the plate. Today KRKE News featured an article on a gay community forum, the link is below. It was good of them to announce that UNM has a support system in place but beyond that there are others like New Mexico AIDS Services (NMAS) and their under 21 group, Equality NM, and other events that can be found through Common… Continue

Added by vinceinburque on October 20, 2010 at 11:17pm — 2 Comments

The Portland Example

Lessons learned from the mecca of modern American planning: Portland

Added by urbanABQ on October 20, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments

What are we eating this week at Beneficial Farms CSA?

Each week, Steve Warshawer founder of Beneficial Farms CSA, writes an update about the farms and his projects in agriculture and food safety. He also outlines the share of food for the week. Here is the link to the CSA blog updates: http://beneficialfarmscsa.wordpress.com



For more information on the cheese, meat and CSA information, please visit… Continue

Added by Beneficial Farms on October 20, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Cops, Robbers, & The Missing

• It's green enough! Stop watering the danged grass.



Woman arrested in Albuquerque for nation-wide hospital crime spree.



• Literary giants Rudolfo Anaya and Simon Ortiz to speak tomorrow at… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 20, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Pornotopia is censored again?! Really? Seriously?

The City of Albuquerque's highly restrictive zoning regulations have effectively banned the festival from all potential venues and censored all new erotic speech from our city.



In protest over Albuquerque's blatant attempts to censor… Continue

Added by Self Serve on October 19, 2010 at 5:00pm — 27 Comments

ABQ Poets Against War: A Beginning

I asked Elaine and Demetria how all this started. I received the following explanation today.

--The DitchRider






It began innocently enough. Three of us sat at the old oak table over a simple meal of pasta with homemade pesto. We had come together to relax on a Friday evening and enjoy some good conversation. At the table were Demetria and Elaine, two poets and Daniel, an Environmental Sociologist. Before long our conversation took an unexpected… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 19, 2010 at 2:47pm — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Schmidly Has Stomach Trouble...Doctor Advises Miss Rest of Football Season.

• UNM President Schmidly's doctor says Prez is still sick. Will miss rest of football season. Incidentally, the doctor is the new acting president.



• New Mexico Secretary of Education couldn't visit Rio Grande HS last week. Reschedules. She's coming today to investigate Rio's… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 19, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Save the Ta-Tas!*

If you are a woman over 40 or if you love a woman over 40, you should know this: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Monthly breast self exams and regularly scheduled mammograms are the best way to detect… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Give Me That Old-Time Stab Wound

• Recently released from prison, man takes stab at church. Not an entirely successful experience.



Bloggers dragging NMSOS through mud! announces AP writer. What is she smoking? Bloggers are the least of the mud problem in this state.



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Added by Johnny_Mango on October 18, 2010 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

More new Images

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Added by Dennis G. Sheats on October 17, 2010 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Lisa Gill's Poetic Subversions

Lisa Gill's poetic subversions never neglect the art, humility, compassion, care & choice, hence her presentation on Guerrilla Literature @ 516 Arts yesterday afternoon. Check out the Street Arts exhibition. Loved Thomas C. Haag's alter-mythologies (see… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on October 17, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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