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Let it snow, let it snow!

A little snow before Christmas is always a good think. More of couse is better.

Added by Mary Jane Collins on December 23, 2009 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Morning Fix--Christmas Eve Eve Edition

I got a really great email yesterday from the University of New Mexico, which began... Cara, It is my pleasure to congratulate you as the winner of the UNM nomination for the Truman Scholarship. The selection committee found your achievements exemplary, and we are very happy to name you as a UNM nominee...

Wow! I am so excited. For more info on the Truman Scholarship go to It is a really a big… Continue

Added by Cara on December 23, 2009 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

A Christmas Gift From My Dad

Here is a story I wrote for my friend's blog red Ravine. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to everyone!

Added by Adelita on December 22, 2009 at 8:17am — No Comments

Getting ready to spend all of the 23rd flying back to Albuquerque from Michigan, where I've been for 10 day. My husband has to take 4 planes and I have to take 3...mercifully, I am the one that gets …

Getting ready to spend all of the 23rd flying back to Albuquerque from Michigan, where I've been for 10 day. My husband has to take 4 planes and I have to take 3...mercifully, I am the one that gets a straight flight at least to Salt Lake City. In SL City though, it's snowing. We're hoping we won't get stuck there. I'm tired of travel and ready to get back to my house. Can't wait.

I'm looking forward to spending the next 5 1/2 weeks or so eating as many green chilies as I can get my… Continue

Added by Katie Johnson on December 22, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Composition of Community Begins with the Sound of Friendship

Felix Wurman, Albuquerque’s own founder of Church of Beethoven, had the opportunity to study cello with Jacqueline du Pre, the world famous cellist taken down by multiple sclerosis (MS) in her prime. They were also friends and cello is not the only thing he learned from her. I know: because I’m lucky enough… Continue

Added by lisa gill on December 22, 2009 at 3:30am — 11 Comments

Toiling Over Tamales at Christmastide

The busiest place in South Barelas on Christmas Eve is not a church, but a temple of tamal-making – El Modelo. Longtime (and not-so-longtime) residents of Albuquerque have memories of lining up and waiting to pick up tamales to enjoy on Christmas Eve with their families. For more than a decade, we’ve joined in this tradition.

Some restaurants are more than just a place to eat – they are places where food is intertwined with memories.… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on December 21, 2009 at 3:30pm — 17 Comments


14x18" oil portrait. See this painting develop on Youtube at: Follow my art blog at:

Added by Katie Johnson on December 21, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix

I always feel very conversational when I blog, like I am talking with you over a cup of coffee, instead of writing while the kids good morning peeps!

I made it through finals, managed to do minimal damage to my GPA, and plan to spend the rest of the holidays relaxed. I may catch up on "Weeds."

Here is a heartwarming tale...just in time for Christmas,… Continue

Added by Cara on December 21, 2009 at 6:30am — 13 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Maria Leyba... Las Madrecitas

Maria L. Leyba was born in The Women & Children's Hospital that once stood on Central & High. She was raised in Barelas where she still resides in her childhood home with her husband, Jerry. Presently she teaches preschool at A Child's Garden. She was born into a Mexican family of weavers & storytellers & has been writing all her life.

Las Madrecitas

Keep rising

lighting fires in

cold… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 20, 2009 at 8:00am — 6 Comments


For the first time since 1973, the UNM Men's Basketball team have twelve straight wins to their credit...Tonight's game with the Creighton Bluejays was a squeaker. The Lobos deserve a big breath of high desert air...Go Lobos.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on December 19, 2009 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

Albuquerque in HD on ESPN

NM Bowl

New Mexico Bowl '09

Gorgeous Day here for the not-so-big opening "Bowl Game" right here in Albuquerque (ESPN). Pity east coasters getting walloped with snowage on Super Shopper Saturday...Wonder how the President moves around when the rest of DC is snowed in with BLIZZARD conditions? Time to hook Bo up to the dogsled. Can't picture the Obama Family on cross country… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on December 19, 2009 at 3:24pm — 1 Comment

Everyone's a Lobo - even if you don't have the mtn. network

In light of the Lobos starting off their season undefeated - I'm reminded why I don't like television. Since August 27, 2008 - UNM Lobo games have been broadcast on channel 616 on DIRECTV CHOICE or with a subscription to DIRECTV's Sportspack.

I'm a fan...grew up watching the Lobos on channel 13...listening to games on 770 KKOB...wishing I could go to Coop Camp - Michael Cooper was my first favorite NBA player as a kid. Anyone from Burque knows what Lobo basketball means to the city.… Continue

Added by Soy de Burque on December 16, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Welcome to Mudfish Pottery

We are starting new classes and hope people will contact us to see what we have going on.

We now have gift certificates for classes and workshops at Mudfish. Please check out our new website, for more information.

Our gift certificates make a great present for any occasion; this time of year is perfect for giving an unusual and original gift. It's a wonderful opportunity for someone who's always wanted to take an art class but just didn't have the… Continue

Added by Mudfish Pottery Louis D'Amico on December 14, 2009 at 12:46pm — 2 Comments

Original Stevie Ray Vaughan (Vaughn) autograph for sale

I just listed one of two original autographs I have from Stevie Ray Vaughan on eBay - hard to believe it's been almost 20 years since he died.

Parting with this cool Antone's poster that has all the Fabulous Thunderbirds signatures, and all of SRV's band on it is bittersweet - I've had it for a long time. However it is time to turn it loose and pass it on to another collector.

I am always going to keep the SRV/Double Trouble signed piece that I got backstage at the Jeff… Continue

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on December 14, 2009 at 7:53am — No Comments

Twas The Night Before Code 6 Polystyrene

Too many people are currently enmeshed in that red-n-green grab of obligatory gift giving, which I usually avoid by being mildly antisocial and retreating to the mountains. Yet now I want jewelry & want to give it...I want to put my oven on 315 degrees and tell the whole world to “Bake This!!!”

That I covet anything is the fault of my best friend Kris Mills. Blame her. She has combined the veritably Cro-Magnon tradition of the necklace… Continue

Added by lisa gill on December 14, 2009 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

Elijo no al cariño de la nieve. Gracias.

I must confess I like snow Albuquerque-style. Which is to say

"Hey, did you see the snow?"

"No, I was in the bathroom."

If I have to have snow, that's the kind of snow I prefer. As in not much and not for long. Yes, it's lovely up there on the mountain, and it's even pretty to look at in the city so long as I'm indoors looking out at it. Walking in it, traveling in it, not so much. Annoying. Hellish, even. I prefer to set out across a parking lot relatively secure in… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on December 13, 2009 at 1:17pm — 6 Comments

Route 66 Casino Review: Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel

I last saw Willie live in 1976 at "The Pit"---my whole family had gone to see Waylon and Willie and the tour bus didn't get in until nearly midnight. I'm still in awe that mom and dad let us, ages ten to fourteen, stay out past two for the show. Willie's music is in heavy rotation on the soundtrack of my life.

Last night Karlita treated me to third row seats to see Willie---now age 76, at the Route 66… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on December 13, 2009 at 8:34am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Zach Kluckman... The Lion in G

She’s turning Debussy in G

into a sensual arrival of moments

What wonderful lines from The Lion in G! But Kluckman's poem is itself a "sensual arrival of moments." So much so that I have appended a 1940 recording of Debussy's Quartet in G Minor, as a sort of sensual dessert for this Sunday morning delight.

Zach Kluckman's anthology of New Mexican poets, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Collection, was a finalist… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 13, 2009 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Krissy 14x18" oil on canvas board

This portrait just kicked my butt. I was sick while I was working on it so maybe that's some of it, but I kept losing my way and struggling to find my way back! I'm pleased with the outcome and am SO glad it's done!

Added by Katie Johnson on December 11, 2009 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Gifts All Our Lives

In this season of gift giving, I find myself feeling very lucky. I’ve lived much of my life working in and around the performing arts and a couple of days ago, it occurred to me why I so enjoy live performances. When someone performs for an audience, he or she is showing humanity at its best.

Working at Popejoy Hall the past decade and a half, I’ve watched audiences react to some very special performances. There’s a transformative magic in an exceptional live performance, an alchemy… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on December 11, 2009 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

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