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Trip to the local Coronado Mall

Trip to the local mall today to get some new books from the Barnes and Noble. I ran into Jonathan Miller who was signing books there at the Coronado Mall. Miller had two of his books, Crater County and La Bajada Lawyer, on the table and was signing them for customers who made the purchase. I hear at four o’clock today he will be giving away a signed poster to someone who ask for it.



After the book store we hit hot topics because all the twilight new moon items are in and my daughter… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on November 14, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Twitter for New Mexico Artists

I started a Twitter List for New Mexico artists. If you'd like to see who else is out there in our beautiful state, here's the link: http://twitter.com/NMartists

Added by Katie Johnson on November 14, 2009 at 10:01am — No Comments

Lobos Host NCAA Cross Country Mountain Regional Saturday



Fresh off their historic sweep of the Mountain West Conference titles, the 12th-ranked University of New Mexico men and No. 20 women open postseason action at home when they host the elite NCAA Mountain Region Championships on Saturday at the UNM North Golf Course. Team and individual bids to the NCAA Championship meet will be up for grabs when some of the top distance running schools in America clash on the looping, spectator-friendly course.… Continue

Added by LC on November 13, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Balloon boy parents face sentence in December'

FORT COLLINS (Reuters) - The parents of a Colorado boy whose apparent brush with death in a helium balloon transfixed millions pleaded guilty on Friday to staging a publicity-seeking hoax and will be sentenced next month.

Richard and Mayumi Heene pleaded guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor and will be sentenced on December 23.

The case has sparked outrage over the amount of money spent on a rescue attempt for the six-year-old child, dubbed "balloon boy," after live television…

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Added by Dmitry on November 13, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Keshet Dance Company Receives a National Award from Michelle Obama



Congratulations to Keshet Dance Company! Last Wednesday, November 4th, Keshet was nationally recognized as one of 15 youth arts and humanities programs to receive the prestigious 2009 Coming Up Taller Award. Shira Greenberg, Keshet's Founder and Artistic Director, traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend a White House ceremon where she accepted the award from First Lady Michelle Obama.



Keshet received the Coming Up Taller Award for its… Continue

Added by Michelle Kjeldgaard on November 12, 2009 at 10:48am — No Comments

I remember when, episode 2







When I last wrote about my early days in the Duke City I let you all know that I found my journals in my attic and came across a “review” of the now defunct restaurant, Adam’s Table. If you care not to follow the link, I’ll provide a brief excerpt:



…when I tell you that these thought books also… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 11, 2009 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

Margaret Atwood

For those who haven't heard, Margaret Atwood is doing a reading at UNM on Monday evening from her new book, "The Year of the Flood," the post-apocalyptic/dystopic sequel (or is the prequel?) to Oryx & Crake. Atwood may be best known for her novel "The Handmaid's Tale." Her stuff is gruesome and creepy and edgy and gets under your skin.



The reading is at… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on November 10, 2009 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

The Life, Death, & Rebirth of the Nob Hill Motel

NOB HILL--So many of the old motels on East Central have been torn down that it is a pleasure to watch the rebirth of one of them. The Nob Hill Motel opened for business in 1937, the same year U.S Rte. 66 first came through Tijeras Canyon and headed west straight out Albuquerque's Central Ave. When that motel was boarded up I thought it was also surely headed for destruction. But drive by and take a look at her now. She looks as good as…

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Added by Johnny_Mango on November 10, 2009 at 10:00am — 31 Comments

Abroad In The Land

Know what's awesome? Not in the continent-forming, solar flare, oceans rising to conquer the land sense, but in the d00d! sense of the word as it's used in parlance these days?





Road trips. Road trips rock.



Give me a car (and while you're at it, a competent driver, because I don't like to eat and drive at the same time and we should all be grateful for this), a couple of Micky Diaz's sausage bisquits, a tallish coffee, and a… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on November 8, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Amarillo in August an Author’s Life on the Road

New Mexico is becoming a center for authors in the southwestern region of the United States. This book gives a real and honest picture of what it takes to become a successful well read author in the current market.



A short novelette of just 108 pages written by a local author, it is a bear all about the difficult often painful and frustrating journey to becoming a cult classic author in the southwestern part of this country. Written by Jonathan C. Miller this book starts with a… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on November 8, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Merimee Moffitt... The Seco Bar, 1973

It takes a special kind of poet to write a great poem about a bar. The only other ones that come to mind are The Shooting of Dan McGrew and The Face on the Barroom Floor. Hang on to your hats and ponytails! And watch out for flying shot glasses! For you… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 8, 2009 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

What is UNM feeding the Athletic Department...pure rage?

It is a sad day when UNM Women's Soccer team finally makes it on ESPN for a cat-fight. During a game against BYU, one of the UNM players decided that playing fair was beneath her and today we have the ESPN footage to prove it.



Here is the link to watch the "highlights" of this event…



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Added by Informer on November 6, 2009 at 1:35pm — 5 Comments

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Added by Self Serve on November 6, 2009 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Local Findings This November

It’s amazing how a few extra-curricular activities outside work and home life can open doors to places you had no idea existed in this great city.



I recently came across two local businesses that I think as Albuquerque lovers we should embrace to help keep these places going.



Lucky for me these establishments tap into two of my passions, running and beer drinking. I like to stay balanced. So, here are my findings this month:



#1… Continue

Added by LC on November 5, 2009 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Morning Fix

  • No, Ma'am, feminist porn is not an oxy-moron.
  • Why VP Biden is visiting our newly renovated Andaluz
  • Obama to…
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Added by Self Serve on November 5, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix

  • You don't have to pay or watch an ad to read this.
  • Even around Halloween, toxic waste is not cool.
  • ARCA greenhouses get…
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Added by Self Serve on November 4, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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Added by Self Serve on November 3, 2009 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Slideshow: Dios de los Muertos, Albuquerque 2009

One of my favorite events of the year is the Marigold Parade in the South Valley here in ABQ. Video I shot last year is supposed to be used in a documentary, so I was anxious to get some new shots. There's about 30 photos in this slideshow. Webshots tends to leave out part of the photo on the larger shots, however you can get the vibe of the parade. Hit the link below to see the full shot of anything that catches your interest. Wish you were here...…







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Added by Kelly Vickers on November 2, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Ghosts of Halloween Past

Each Halloween is a little bit different. Some years I dole out the candy one by one, concerned that I may not have purchased enough to last the night. Other years the trick-or-treaters are few and far between, and I start tossing in generous handfuls of candy so that I do not get stuck with too much leftover candy.



Sometimes I get it just right, though that is a rarity.



Since last year was a meager year for trick-or-treaters, I… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 2, 2009 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Muertos y Marigolds 2009



Slum dogs, gatos gordos, y hood rats were all present at the 2009 Muertos y Marigolds parade. After several years of hearing about this Dia de Los Muertos parade, we decided we were really missing out. First, we had to don the calavera makeup and proper attire.





Then we headed down to the South Valley around 3:15 or so, and lucked out, finding parking only a few blocks away from the… Continue

Added by Laura on November 1, 2009 at 9:31pm — 11 Comments

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