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¡Que Padre!—A Review of Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun

Liza Bakewell is a Cultural turned Linguistic Anthropologist who discovered her obsession with the word, the mystery and the often negative connotations of the Spanish word…


Added by Krista on February 21, 2011 at 10:03pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: President's Day


Added by Adelita on February 21, 2011 at 6:32am — 3 Comments

GMO issue at the New Mexico Legislature 2011 - UPDATE

GMO issue at the New Mexico state legislature 2011

UPDATE: Due to a strong lobbying push from the large corporations that patent and market these GMOs, and the fact that the NM Chili Association is "in-bed" with these corporations, this bill was LOST on the house floor in the week following this post. 

ON SHOULD KNOW: That, aside from permenently invading native, natural seed stock, one of the huge dangers of…


Added by Crista on February 21, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

College and High School Backgammon by USBGF

The US Backgammon Federation is starting backgammon clubs at 

high schools and colleges all over the country. 


We will help provide boards, coaching, and on-line competition with other 

schools with prizes and scholarships. 


If you have a contact at a school and can help us in the door, we will do the rest.  

Please contact Phil Simborg at …


Added by Early Gardner on February 20, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Renny Golden... 2 Poems, Nuevo Mexico & Geronimo

Nothing disappears in this dry Land of Enchantment.  As Renny Golden says in the opening lines of Nuevo Mexico, "The high desert is a dog with no sense of time."  This first poem is a kind of short preface to studying anything about New Mexico's history.  The second poem brings to life…


Added by The DitchRider on February 20, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 2.19.2011

The function of the human mind is to dream, but we have learned to dream without awareness... the old shamans would use hallucinogenic plants like peyote to distort the perception of the brain.

Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements Companion Book, pp. 71,…


Added by J. Paul Lanier on February 19, 2011 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

The Frontier in Maxim Magazine

Ok it's only one big paragraph and it's subtitled, The Breakfast Nacho (huh?), but nevertheless, a complimentary note about nachos at The Front is on page 72 of Maxim Magazine's article on NACHO NATION (March 2011). "...they don't judge here at the Frontier , where you may see the governor, a group of WWII vets, a panhandler, and a volley ball team all in one room." The writers felt un-judged for ordering up nachos in the…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on February 18, 2011 at 4:40pm — 3 Comments

My Father's Musical

I grew up marvelling at the music of The Music Man. It was my father’s favorite musical, so it was a frequent addition to the stack of LPs my parents…


Added by Terry S. Davis on February 18, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

I met the Devil (Dave) on Second and Central


He dances like a one-man rave up and down the sidewalks in a manner that is anything but pedestrian.   I know you’ve seen him along Central, moving about like an imp casting spells to devilish music.  I mean no offense with this description because I’m sure this unique man would likely embrace… Continue

Added by Jeremy Jojola on February 17, 2011 at 1:41pm — 8 Comments

UPDATE: One year later, campus assailant still on the loose

While talking on her phone outside of the Anthropology Building on UNM campus, a female student was stabbed in the neck and left to bleed to death. One year later, her assailant is still on the loose


Although police offered a cash reward, no viable clues have been received that would lead to a suspect.


The original …


Added by ZShaunz Man on February 17, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments

The Borders Closure, Independents, and ABQ

When I was a teenager, Borders had just moved into our neighborhood, a part of the suburban sprawl of metro-Atlanta.  I'd always been an avid reader, but this was new - my first experience with an entire store devoted to books, all prior reading binges having been solely library-based.  This was before I discovered independents (the fantastic Brookline Booksmith in Massachusetts was my first), or became involved with local business at Bookworks here in Albuquerque.  Borders became a…


Added by Bookworks on February 16, 2011 at 10:00pm — 11 Comments

UNM's new private campus housing plan (with where's my tennis court graphic)

UNM Board of Regents agreed in principle to a contract with American Campus Corporations to build a new set of privatized dorms.


The university will lease the land to ACC. The company will pay for dorm construction and maintenance costs and students will pay rent to ACC, not UNM.


ACC is already constructing Lobo Village on UNM's south campus, next door to the Pit. The dorms are slated to open in the fall. Lobo…


Added by ZShaunz Man on February 16, 2011 at 8:32pm — 1 Comment

New Mexico Legislature Forces Teachers to Levy Taxes

     I am a teacher. I am not a legislator. I am not the governor. Regardless, I am being required to bear the burden of their responsibility. When I go to work, I should be able to do so without the burden of issuing a tax bill to my students. What is truly perverse about this is that not one single politician in all of New Mexico ran on a platform of incompetence. Every one of them argued in their campaigns that they were the best person for the job. If that is true, then why am I being…


Added by Francis Kittredge on February 15, 2011 at 8:04pm — 1 Comment

Making Informed Decisions about the Film Incentives

There have been many robust debates on our state’s film incentive program.  Arguments have been made that the program is the single best economic development and job creation program in the state.  Others have contested the program costs too much, and exports money out of state.  The truth is we don’t need to have the debate.  The questions raised by the discussion have knowable answers.  We just need to track actual results from the program.  We can then use that…


Added by Tim Keller on February 15, 2011 at 11:23am — 3 Comments

The Hot Springs of Truth or Consequences

NOB HILL--It had been five years since MaryAnn and I had been to the hot springs in Truth or Consequences. We had stopped there in 2005 on our way south during spring break looking for an affordable night's stay with a soak, and we found one. There was even a picture of MaryAnn in the gravel bottom spring… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on February 15, 2011 at 10:00am — 17 Comments

Should the application time for the Lottery Scholarship be extended?

Instead of requiring students to go to college right out of high school in order to qualify for the Lottery Scholarship, one state representative wants to create a 16-month gap where students do not have to enroll right away.


Do you think this is a good idea?




Added by ZShaunz Man on February 14, 2011 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

Only YOU can (help) Prevent Crime in Your Neighborhood

From the folks involved with Albuquerque Police Department, Public Safety Partnership:

Please make time to come to a local discussion about crime prevention, what you can do, and what our police can do on February 22nd at 6 PM at Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Blvd NE.


We will have personnel from the Albuquerque Police Department and the UNM Campus Police who want to make this a regularly scheduled exchange with the community around the…


Added by JeSais on February 14, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Brace Yourself! Yale to be Closed from Coal to Av Cesar Chavez.

Let the fun begin!




Added by JeSais on February 13, 2011 at 11:44am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gabriella Duncan... Lemony Sunday Afternoon

Poetry belongs to all of us. And (I believe) when it ceases to hold a place in our hearts that is useful, it disappears from our culture. Many times writing a poem is just as helpful to an individual as reading one. Listen to Gabriella Duncan.

"I was raised in ALL FAITHS orphanage and… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on February 13, 2011 at 7:46am — 6 Comments

A brave new world for books

Borders is declaring bankruptcy. For all of the readers in the City of Albuquerque that means one less bookstore to shop in around the city. I for one am investing in a eBook reader this next month. I have already looked at the Nookbook and will be shopping around for the rest of the month.

I can see the paperback edition of books going the way of the 45 vinyl record over the next few years. eBooks are much… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on February 12, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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