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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

Recovery Cat 7.10.2010

I'm getting too old for this sort of thing. OB1KN0B, Star Wars.

Regards, Paul

Added by J. Paul Lanier on July 10, 2010 at 6:08am — 2 Comments

What's in a Face? What isn't. (C Prints at SCA Contemporary)

When I asked photographer Tom Loeb what he looks for in a face, he told me, “I know who I don’t want to photograph. I don’t photograph beautiful women.” And then he elaborated, if a person “looks like they might fit into a mainstream publication or are well fed and well scrubbed enough that their image might be used to sell something, then I probably don’t want to photograph them.”



I’m glad. The people he does photograph are far more… Continue

Added by lisa gill on July 9, 2010 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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Added by Dulce on July 9, 2010 at 5:29am — 38 Comments

Morning Fix: Roundabout

  • This just makes my blood boil. What do you think should be done to kids, or anyone else for that matter, that vandalize a school?
  • "Ideal for bust and raid situations. Great for evidence collection..."…
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Added by Dulce on July 8, 2010 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

Introducing...Historypin!



A couple of days ago I came across a website called Historypin. It's a website based in England which uses the Google Map engine to allow users to upload historical photos and pin them to the map. The photos can also be overlaid on to Google Street View to show how a place has changed over time. Here's a short video explaining the concept:





Now… Continue

Added by John on July 7, 2010 at 10:51am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Calling Number 235...

  • If you are still standing in line waiting for your number to be called at the MVD in Cottonwood Mall, you have a…
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Added by Dulce on July 7, 2010 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Will Love Prevail?

  • New West Side fire station on hold because of missed deadline to receive one million dollars in federal funding.
  • Albuquerque ranks 15th for something…
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Added by Dulce on July 6, 2010 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

CIRCO LATINO 2010 Performance at the NHCC



Along with fireworks, this past weekend featured a Performance by 49 of our community kids at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This Creative Circus Show concluded a four week summer camp for kids of all income levels called, CIRCO LATINO. This summer was the second year of the camp. If you missed it this year, be sure to sign up your kids for the third season next summer. Here is a quick variety of pictures to give you a taste of the… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 5, 2010 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix:The Day After...and I Still Want to Eat...



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Added by Dulce on July 5, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Cathy Arellano... End of an Affair May 14, 2010

On a most basic level, the new Arizona laws are not about immigration: they are about being Mexican. Or being a dark-skinned American. Somehow popular history assumes the former Europeans among us filled out the proper papers at Ellis Island. We tend to forget the rest of the story.



A new line seems to have been drawn in the sand. It is both political and deeply emotional. And, as Cathy Arellano says,

This is our border/ you might… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on July 4, 2010 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

portable swamp cooler in ABQ

Does anyone know where to buy a portable room swamp cooler in ABQ? I can't find them anywhere.

Added by brian botkiller on July 3, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Recovery Cat 7.3.2010

We are like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from steerage to Captain's table. Alcoholics Anonymous (1939), p. 17

The other half were shrieking and praying. Voltaire, Candide (1759), ch. 5

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on July 3, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

"Focus" on Both Sides of the Camera Lens

Towards the end of our talk in her studio at 105 Art Gallery, Val Hollingsworth said she'd been noticing the way the light from the window raked across my cheek. I didn't "feel" those pronged fingers of sun on my face until she saw them first for me. Then, I felt "illuminated." And this newly lit sight in many ways is part of any photographer or curator's job: a new vision, a vision that we… Continue

Added by lisa gill on July 2, 2010 at 9:27am — No Comments

Morning Fix - Declaring Independence!

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Added by Barelas Babe on July 2, 2010 at 7:00am — 17 Comments

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