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The 5 Best Ideas Albuquerque Ever Had

NOB HILL--We all really do love this city--but what makes this place so special? Oh I know there is the climate, mountains, and river, but what did the people here do that turned all those natural advantages into this bustling community? Just look at Bernalillo: same climate, same mountains, same river. However, the result has been completely different. Here is what I think are the five best ideas Albuquerque ever had.



#5: Embrace the… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on July 20, 2010 at 7:30am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix: Green With Envy

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Added by Adelita on July 20, 2010 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix - WWBBD (What Would Bob Barker Do?)

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 19, 2010 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Amy Beeder... Captain Haddock vs. the PTA

This poem originally appeared in the legendary Chicago publication, Poetry. Because of that we can listen to Beeder read this short piece, as well as her introduction to it, on the Poetry Foundation website.



Amy Beeder teaches at UNM. Previously she was a human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname, and taught high school in West Africa. She… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on July 18, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Recovery Cat 7.17.2010

As discoveries were made, pharmaceutical companies rose to the task of developing these compounds, ensuring safety and efficacy and mass-producing and marketing the medicines... As the 21st century begins, pharmaceutical companies are continuing the battle against humankind's ancient enemies and meeting new challenges. History of Pharmaceuticals.…

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on July 17, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Upside-Down Joy: The Woman on the Flying Trapeze

Yesterday I had the opportunity to fully invert my summer doldrums. Debra Landau was kind enough to give me a low flying trapeze lesson and let me try swinging, spinning, mounting, and getting upside-down in the AirDance Studio. I needed this. Last time I was upside-down was when I flipped my wheelchair, which I wrote about here....so this lesson in the… Continue

Added by lisa gill on July 16, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix - TGIWTF

  • Totally NOT what I thought it was, but there's a Bear Festival tomorrow.
  • Alameda, CA weighs in on our old pal Suncal's current misfortunes... of special interest…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 16, 2010 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

my band's Pajama Party CD release this saturday, my new CD, more!

All ages Pajama Party CD release for Vertigo Venus this Saturday!

This saturday the 17th, we'll be hosting our all ages Pajama party CD release for our new CD, "SOS", at Revlis Gallery (712 Central, Albuquerque, NM). Admission is only $3 if you're in pajamas! It's $6 if not, there will be giveaways all night, a raffle, and a best PJs contest! This is sure to be a really fun show!

Click the link for the Facebook event, and we hope to see…

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Added by brian botkiller on July 15, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Everybody needs a little outdoors time

Finding balance in our busy lives is often a challenge. Prying the remote, iPod, Nintendo DS or other gadgets out of our children's hands is even harder! That's why I am inviting everyone who can, to attend this Saturday's 'Listening Session' on the President's Great Outdoors Initiative.



This is an incredible opportunity to talk directly to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and other top administration officials about the ways our communities are using outdoor spaces and how our… Continue

Added by Alicia Lueras Maldonado on July 15, 2010 at 11:10am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix - Hillclimber

  • So that happened. (I IMPLORE you not to read the comments.)
  • Local Albuquerque/Corrales based supernatural expert weighs in on Chupacabra sighting in N. Texas.
  • UNMH is now a…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 15, 2010 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

looking forward

and never looking back.



it's been a while since i logged into the site, i don't know why. this *is* one of my favorite social networking sites. it seems like i log in once a year, however. it's certainly been a while since i blogged here. so much has happened since!



it would be terribly self-centered to recount all that here. however, as i slightly swelter in my warmish upstairs bedroom, i have to just admire my town, your town, this albuquerque town. it's so full of… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on July 14, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

THURSDAY 7/15: A Public Meeting about the LOWES grocery store on Lomas, Downtown.

A better quality grocery store for Downtown?



I know you've heard nothing on this subject for some time, but behind the scenes all kinds of good stuff has been going on. Roger Lowe Jr. is showing a great deal of interest in doing a major re-hab on the 11th and Lomas store and would like to show all interested what he recently finished in his Lubbock store, and to take ideas and input from all ABQ residents served by this store. He also is seeking public support for the beer and wine… Continue

Added by Crista on July 14, 2010 at 9:03pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix - Don't Go Tugging at That Dress

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 14, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix - New Dog in Town

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 13, 2010 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

Reading Greta

Here is a poem by Greta Pullen from her book Lost and Found Cafe (Neuma Books 2005) in its entirety:



Some Green Hand



On small hills

Temples depend from the backdrop

Of rising foliage

Their roof combs a maze

Of vents as if to reproduce in stone

The airy thatched combs of the people's huts

So much of the exposed stone

Rough with the growth of rust-colored lichens

Did the priests know the roof combs

Would compete with the… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on July 13, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

History of a House and its 'Hood

I’ve always preferred houses with a history. The story of how a neighborhood comes to be is part of this story, but given enough time, the house itself builds a history.



When we first saw our place in Barelas, I was enchanted by the deep window sills created by double adobe walls – perfect perches for cats and children. And I was intrigued by tales of the water well that was somewhere on the property and shut down (or not).



We… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

Morning Fix - A Dart in The Neck

  • Here's a nice little travel recommendation blurb from this weekend's Dallas Morning News...
  • New Railrunner station slated for construction at Montano and…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 12, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

The Fix is On



Since I finally caved and signed up for Duke City Fix (note: wasn't against it, just wasn't sure I could maintain another online presence) I figured an appropriate way to start things would be to write a little love note to the city that has been my home for the last 19 years.



Dear 'Burque,



I remember first arriving in the city back in '91. I wouldn't call it love at first sight. More like we saw each other across… Continue

Added by Joe Cardillo on July 11, 2010 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: David M. Johnson... Desert Notes

You are probably used to New Mexico's landscape of distant horizons and small surprises. But it does take some time to make sense of it...especially if you are from the midwest.



David Johnson retired from the University of New Mexico in 1999 after over thirty-three years of teaching creative writing, mythology, and world literature. His most recent book is Rebirth… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on July 11, 2010 at 8:40am — 3 Comments

Of Dogs and Doggerel, or Why I'm Leaving the Bay Area

The plums are flowering on my quiet South Berkeley street. Most of my neighbors are friendly and helpful, the Italian oaks raise their curved branches to praise the sun, and my fellow dogwalkers are wry and fastidious. I shouldn't complain, really, although it's only fortuitous that I occupy the house once owned by my parents, since I certainly can't afford the neighborhood on an adjunct professor's salary.… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on July 10, 2010 at 8:10am — 4 Comments

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