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Recovery Cat 11.20.2010

This is my hand. I can move it. The blood is pulsing in my veins. The sun is still at the zenith. And I am playing chess with death.

Antonius Block, The Seventh Seal (1959).



Our crusade was so stupid that only an idealist could have thought it out!

Squire Jons.

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on November 20, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

A Wicked Scalping

When I Googled “Wicked Popejoy,” Google returned 17 results to me. All but three led me to ticket scalpers. And that was just the first page.



So, what is a ticket scalper and why does Google show you their sites to buy Popejoy tickets?



Ticket scalpers come in two varieties: ticket resellers or ticket fraud agents. Those of the first variety buy tickets from us (or from… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on November 19, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Net Neutrality



New Mexico takes center stage in the fight over the future of the Internet. Hundreds gathered this week at the National Hispanic Cultural Center to encourage the FCC and Congress to protect the Internet from corporate interests. Ahead this week, highlights from the Town Hall and the fight over net neutrality. Plus, how that fight may have changed based on the outcomes of the mid-term elections. Also this week, the media landscape is changing once again in New Mexico,… Continue

Added by New Mexico In Focus on November 19, 2010 at 3:54pm — No Comments

True “Traitors”



Consider: if there is a past and a future, there must be something in between. This deceptively simple truism invokes—but does not betray—the essence of Tricklock Company’s new production, “Traitors,” now playing at UNM’s Theatre X.



Kristen Simpson’s original script weaves historical figures such as Judas Iscariot, Benedict Arnold, and Joseph McCarthy into a masterful madcap, skillfully delivered by Director Summer Olson. Like the… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on November 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Morning Fix - She was Pissed

  • Dan the Man Savage weighs in on little 'ol Albuquerque's "Pornotopia problem"...
  • Unexpected, er, "fallout" from the West Side's new construction blight.…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 19, 2010 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - Express Yo' Self

  • I found a brief review of what went down at the "State of the Internet" FCC powwow last night.
  • Santa Fe New Mexican's New Mexico Independent obituary.
  • When was the last time you shopped at Peacecraft? It may be your…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 18, 2010 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

Nine out of Ten

Nine out of ten


In my twenty plus years of adulthood, I have had nine out of ten of my bikes stolen. Count ‘em; that’s ninety percent, an A-. Yeah, I know. That sucks. Thinking back, some of them were just stupid moves on my part. For example, twenty years ago I left my bike on the front patio at a Burger King (where I worked) and went inside, letting them lock me in with the drive through open. When somebody came by, I could only pound hopelessly at the glass, yelling… Continue

Added by Don McIver on November 17, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Little Local Music Pride





In a perfect world, I'd write a post about a different local band here every week. I've had an active interest in the Albuquerque local music scene since the first week of August, 1993, when I became a resident of the Duke City. Actually, I think the first live music show I remember going to here was not a local act, but John Waite, at the Sunshine Theatre, in the Fall of '93.…



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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 17, 2010 at 9:00am — 14 Comments

An Unexpected Microclimate



Last summer, I moved from a home with a yard to a new development downtown, downsizing and simplifying my life, intentionally shrinking my mortgage and my carbon footprint.



I no longer have to do yard work, and my one block walk may be the world's shortest commute.

I also now garden up in the sky, taking advantage of my new decks and what appears to be their own microclimates for growing vegetables: somewhat… Continue

Added by Don Brown on November 17, 2010 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix - Obama, Sean Penn and Keith Olbermann walk into a bar...

  • ABQ Jail lets a fox run the check-writing henhouse...
  • In the "can't get blood from a stone" arena (sorry)...
  • John Birch Society…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 17, 2010 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

KNMD + Comcast = NEWS!

KNMD is now on Comcast Cable in… Continue

Added by KNME on November 16, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Morning Fix - It's All Over Now...

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 16, 2010 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

Under Pressure

I pulled out my pressure cooker last night. The weather has been getting colder and I was in the mood for one of my favorite dishes, Barelas Babe's Turkish Bean Soup.



Twice in the past seven days the topic of pressure cookers has come up in my conversations. A friend recently mentioned a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 15, 2010 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Barelas Babe’s Turkish Bean Soup

2 cups of dried cannellini beans (white kidney beans)– soaked overnight*

3 Tablespoons of olive oil

2 large onions (chopped)

3 cloves of garlic

3 stalks of celery (diced)

3 stalks of carrots (diced)

2 Roma tomatoes (finely chopped)

5 cups of water

¼ to ½ teaspoon of NM red chile powder

5 cups of water (or vegetable stock)

juice of half a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 15, 2010 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix - Sign Then Drive

  • (Why don't you buy your tix now to go see Bob Mould on January 28th?)
  • Albuquerque's West Side Jail is sew-riffic!
  • Here's a nice…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 15, 2010 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Diana Huntress... Between You and Me

For years Albuquerque poet Diana Huntress has been writing tiny jewel-like poems...hard little nuggets whose veins twist, run deep, and crystalize. This is one.



Deeply involved with the Rio Grande Writers Association for a long time and very close to many in the writing community including the late Judson Crews, Diana continues to work… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 14, 2010 at 7:35am — 6 Comments

Recovery Cat 11.13.2010

A sponsor is a more experienced person in recovery who guides the less-experienced aspirant ("sponsee" or variously, "sponsoree") through the program. New members in twelve-step programs are encouraged to secure a relationship with at least one sponsor... Another study found that a twelve-step program's focus on self-admission of having a problem increases deviant stigma and strips members of their previous cultural identity replacing it with the… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on November 13, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Standardized Patient

Source: http://www.temple.edu/ics/about/images/standardized-patients.jpg





Standardized Patient


Under the white hospital gown, I am wearing underwear and I'm waiting for the Doctor. The room is bare; next to the ceiling a small digital video camera is trained down to film my next interaction.



Despite what it looks like, I'm not a patient, and I'm not… Continue

Added by Don McIver on November 12, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Breakthrough

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Added by New Mexico In Focus on November 12, 2010 at 9:09am — No Comments

A Life's Journey: Albuquerque Youth Symphony



Music can be a gift of lifelong enrichment, for some this journey starts early in life. Featuring the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, the best part is seeing and hearing the superb music played by this young symphony. At the center of A Lifes Journey are three colorful and dynamic musical performances. The students featured in this documentary illustrate the excellence that the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program has achieved over the last 47 years. Featured are interviews… Continue

Added by KNME on November 12, 2010 at 8:35am — No Comments

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