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How to Backtalk to Your Dad this Father's Day (Lullabies pt.2)

One of my friends, Mitch Rayes, last week's Sunday Poem Feature, tells this story: "My dad was yelling at me for something or other and got right up in my face, finally asking, 'Do you understand?' And then from the new up-close vantage point, I answered, 'Yeah, Big Nose.'" The clarity of a child's perspective is lovely. As is the curiosity. And the intimacy of family brings out the… Continue

Added by lisa gill on June 18, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

What Single Word Best Describes Your Father?

If Kevin R. Elder of Tricklock asked you what single word best describes your father, what would you say? I'd say, "Eccentric." And then follow-up to explain how there is a crystal vase on my father's bureau that is filled with 1000s of plastic stir sticks collected from MacDonalds one cup-of-coffee-at-a-time. Perhaps all fathers have their quirks and rituals. This is a good weekend for contemplating the role of fathers... and that's exactly what… Continue

Added by lisa gill on June 18, 2010 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Friday I'm in Love!


Added by Krista on June 18, 2010 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

An Artist's Hard Lesson Learned

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to sign a consignment agreement with a local frame shop here in Albuquerque. This shop had a beautiful frame that complemented my acrylic paintings on canvas. The owners, a husband and wife team, offered to frame my work, using this as my signature frame and display my work for sale, taking a 50% commission. We had a very positive working relationship for a couple of years.

Then, suddenly, the couple separated and the wife was forced to sell the… Continue

Added by Gayle Faucette Wisbon on June 17, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

An Evening With Josh Ritter

The Venue

First off, in my opinion, the National Hispanic Cultural Center is a treasure. This night specifically, the Albuquerque Journal Theater was a wonderful intimate space to experience live music. Thanks to Neal Copperman, AMP Concerts… Continue

Added by Ron Da Bomb on June 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Quit being a pest!

It felt good to get my silverleaf nightshade complaints out a couple of posts ago. Maybe it's the hot weather. I blinked and missed spring. Maybe it's the tribulations of trying to restart a neglected yard. But it seems that I have a lot of pesty problems this year.


I don't generally have an issue with ants. They're fine by me. Except when they bite and leave welts every time I step out onto my back patio. I have to… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on June 17, 2010 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Your Next Bold Move


Added by Krista on June 17, 2010 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

Morning Fix: What apparently turned into the UNM edition


Added by Krista on June 16, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

The Paolo in Peril, Save Our Soleri

sfis paolo soleri amphitheater

As you may have heard, the Paolo Soleri Amphitheater at Santa Fe Indian School is in immediate danger of demolition. The theater was designed in 1965 by visionary architect Paolo Soleri, who is most noted for pioneering concepts in the fields of environmental architecture and alternative urban planning. Many alumni of the Santa Fe Indian School are outraged at the idea of losing this unique theater and have mobilized to save "The Paolo". I feel… Continue

Added by Mark on June 15, 2010 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

JOY HARJO: an afternoon delight

joy harjo

I have always wanted to see, in person, the wonderous Albuquerque resident, Joy Harjo, and last Sunday afternoon that opportunity presented itself to me at long last. She is a remarkable woman, poet, and musician. The afternoon spent in and around the Anasazi Wine Fields of Placitas was also a nice and easy trip 'outta town' as it were. This event was a part of the Duende Poetry Reading Series. Kudos to the Duende-hos.…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 15, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Bearology: When You're in the Tent, and the Bear is in the Car

SILVER CREEK CAMPGROUND, TAHOE NAT'L FOREST, CA--I see people in Albuquerque's east mountains are having some problems with bears. Interesting, but let me tell you about last night.

MaryAnn and I were camped in a grove of ponderosa and aspen not far from the shores of Lake Tahoe. What we did not know last night was that eight bears… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on June 15, 2010 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: Well, maybe stop


Added by Krista on June 15, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Brand New Office!

Masterpiece Medical Massage has e-x-p-a-n-d-e-d to serve our beloved clients better! We've moved directly next door, to 3916 Carlisle Blvd, Suite A - a very lovely dedicated healing center space - consisting of 1,200 square feet, 4 treatment rooms, a Bio Mat station (for your enjoyment and use before or after your massage therapy treatment), a lovely fountain, and more! Please come see me!

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on June 14, 2010 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Fiesta de Barelas

Sacred Heart Church in Barelas had its Fiesta last weekend on the site of the old church. They tore down the church decades ago due to structural problems - with a little reconfiguration and a consecration, the old school gym became the Sagrado Corazón we know today. (If you venture into the parish office, you will see a painting of the old church by a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on June 14, 2010 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

The Livin' is Easy for Now

I've seen the Lead / Coal Redesign discussed on DCF before, but I thought I would take a minute and alert everyone to what will soon be happening..... The project to remodel (for lack of a better word) the Lead and Coal corridors will soon be underway. The project has been put out for bid, and best guesses for when construction will start is late August or early September. Expect lane closures, and maybe even detours, from Downtown Albuquerque to… Continue

Added by JeSais on June 14, 2010 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Post-Pride Edition

  • Seventh Hard Rock Cafe (hotel and casino) opens just south of Albuquerque.
  • Life could have been a little more Tingley for these mud volleyball players. Luckily, PNM was the only entity to be…

Added by Krista on June 14, 2010 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

selling my white mapex drumkit

Hi all, I'm selling my white Mapex drumkit, it's a 5piece:

- Never knew what model this was, just an average kit. I'm guessing poplar or birch on the wood, unsure on number of plies. Sizes are:

22x18 Kick

12x10 Rack tom

13x10 rack tom

16x17 floor tom

Snare is a Ludwig steel snare, 14x6 - the kind that most of us used in high school marching, comes with a hardshell case:

Toms are stem mount on the Kick… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on June 14, 2010 at 12:38am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mitch Rayes' version of "Friendship"

Mitch Rayes is always at work for poets behind the scenes. He's often referred to as the "Godfather of the Albuquerque Poetry Scene" because he produced four poetry festivals in the '90s and created Flaming Tongues and is infinitely supportive of other poets. (Here, in the banner above, and photo by Mark Weber below, he's adjusting sound at the memorial for the recently passed… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 13, 2010 at 2:00am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 6.12.2010

They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;

They pursued it with forks and hope;

They threatened its life with a railway-share;

They charmed it with smiles and soap.

Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark, 74

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on June 12, 2010 at 7:11am — 4 Comments

Warehouse Fire on Broadway at I-25

Massive warehouse fire in the South Valley

Wondering about the smokage south of town today (6/11/2010) --Good news: it is not the Bosque burning but rather the unoccupied Karler Meat Packaging Facility. I took these pictures from I-25...

Per KOBtv:"Deputies say a one mile radius from 9111 Broadway Rd. SE is being evacuated due to smoke.Officials worry about two 500-gallon ammonia trucks near the fire...Broadway is currently closed… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 11, 2010 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

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