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Added by Bookworks on April 13, 2009 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Book reviews - April 13

Fine Just the Way It Is

by Annie Proulx (Scribner $25)

Sometimes, one needs to take a deep breath before starting a book of short stories by Annie Proulx. It is not that her characters are depressing or hopeless. Quite the contrary, they are, more often than not, filled with hope and possibility. It is that Proulx, with remarkable emotional distance, drives her characters not only toward the abyss, but over the abyss. She has an incredible talent for succinctly covering… Continue

Added by Bookworks on April 13, 2009 at 10:17am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Root of Evil Edition


Added by Somegye on April 13, 2009 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

PUGNIC!!! April 25th from 10-2!! AND!! May Fashion Show!!!

Saturday, April 25th 10am-2pm

PUGNIC! It's the Pug party to see and be seen! Join New Mexico Pug Rescue at Bow Wow Blues for PUGNIC. Silent auction, fun and games all to raise money for NM Pug rescue! Bow Wow Blues. 3854 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. 505-341-4484. FREE! (pugs only please)

Sunday, May 3rd | 12:00-2:00pm

Perrito de Moda. Enjoy the latest in doggie fashions at Bow Wow Blues. Eastside Herding and Small Dog Rescue… Continue

Added by Bow Wow Blues on April 12, 2009 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Tea Party on 15th

What do you know, our backwater has got its very own Tea Party. I think I'll skip. Maybe. I'm getting old for this kind of thing. I went to protect Russian House of Soviets against the communist putsch in 1991, but I hoped it would not be necessary in a mature republic like the U.S.A. But perhaps it is.

Added by Pete Zaitcev on April 12, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments


Cross posted to the Desert of the Real Economic Analysis

There are those rare times in one’s life when a discovery of an idea or new theory opens up a new mode of thought, an almost transcendent moment of clarity. In the Author’s case, that moment was presaged many years ago. During the week of March 14th, 1977, he read a curious book review in Time Magazine, The… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on April 12, 2009 at 5:29pm — 2 Comments

Amazon censoring search results for hot, sex-positive authors.

Ah, leave it to us at Self Serve to find more censorship! We heard from hot feminist writers how Amazon is idiotically f'n with book rankings in a totally f'd up way...

Books about sexual assault, gay, lesbian and transgender titles, kink topics and classic erotica are not coming up as they should. See below for definition and spread the word. not cool, Amazon. tsk, tsk. -Molly…


Added by Self Serve on April 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New Mexico, A Hot Bed For The Emerging Green Economy

New Mexico is a “Hot Bed” for the emerging Green Economy. It’s a garden bed nurturing the seeds of change to fruition. I have been on a job search for five months in the Land of Enchantment, and during this time I have found a myriad of self employed people and businesses built on the foundation of sustainability. My searches have been focused primarily in Albuquerque and the surrounding region, and my Google searches have brought me to people and businesses through out the entire state. For… Continue

Added by Dominic Knipfing on April 12, 2009 at 3:39pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mark Justice Hinton... Wind Makes Crazy

Got the Windy Day Blues? Maybe you should be listening for voices. "Wind Makes Crazy" contains the wind, a raven, and a rabbit. Now THAT is New Mexico in the spring.

"This poem is nearly a true story. I was driving around El Malpais after a solo camping trip. Between rainstorms, I walked alone on a trail and met the raven and rabbit beneath just such a sky."

Half geek, half poet and full-time watchman at the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 12, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

My Favorite Prints and Posters Blog

Art is my passion - creating my own and enjoying the art created by other artists, both past and present. My Favorite Prints and Posters is a new blog I just started this past week. I feature all of my favorite prints and posters from some of the most popular print sites, such as, Allposters and Imagekind. Each day, I feature a new print by a new artist. I am hand selecting all of my favorites from artists of all time periods.… Continue

Added by Gayle Faucette Wisbon on April 11, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

a good day (rainy) to announce a Rio Grande Water Compact Forum

Our water supply was the topic of an interesting commentary by VB Price in the NM Independent a few days back. So when I saw an email announcement for the Thursday April 16th evening Rio Grande Water Compact Forum, I went to the website of the sponsoring organization. For twelve years the Middle Rio Grande Water Assembly has been in existence, helping bring attention to the… Continue

Added by cc on April 11, 2009 at 1:58pm — 11 Comments

Hi there Ward 11A

Testing, testing....

Added by LopsidedMom on April 11, 2009 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Bella Danza


Added by Candice King on April 11, 2009 at 2:05am — 1 Comment



Some of you already know that I was recently accepted into the Creative Writing MFA program at UNM for next fall.Jett made a suggestion that I start a blog about my experience of being a 50 year old grad student. So I did. (That will teach him to make suggestions to me.)

Anyway, the blog is turning into a combination of that and a literary resource/tools/readings/quotes sort of thing. Everything from a scientific look at how reading fiction affects your brain, to places to… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on April 10, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Rejuvenated on top the Hill of Tome

Today I climbed the hill of Tome joining hundreds of faithful to see the three large crosses.

I was out of breath and my weak legs kept sliding on the loose rocks. But on my way up I met this man who was carrying a heavy cross on his shoulders. He climbed the long steep hill with his cross and when he saw me taking pictures, he made a point to stop to talk to me.…


Added by buggs on April 10, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Green Economy = Great City

Just wanted DCF readers to be aware that I'm trying to get on the ballot for Mayor this Fall on this platform. Our web site is We need about 6,600 registered voter signatures by 4/28 to get on the ballot. If you like our "12 Ways to Greatness" for ABQ, please sign our petition, and volunteer to gather signatures. It's a totally volunteer, grass roots campaign! Thanks, Rob Dickson

Added by Rob Dickson on April 10, 2009 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

Craig Baldwin & Other Cinema Blowout at the Guild Cinema, April 13 thru 15

Basement Films, Experiments in Cinema V4.2 & the Guild Cinema will be collaborating to bring Bay area underground filmmaker & collage artist Craig Baldwin to Albuquerque to curate 3 double features of Other Cinema represented works including his newest movie Mock Up On Mu which will play each night. All… Continue

Added by Basement Films on April 10, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: The Blues


Added by Somegye on April 10, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments


As a dad, I always think I'll be able to handle situations as they happen. Always be able to find the words to explain why the world is the way that it is.

Our son played his first Little League game ever. He has played soccer in the past, but seemed disinterested by the sport. So I signed him up to play baseball. It was the sport I grew up with and loved as a kid.

My family moved back to California from England in 1982. In England, even on an Air Force Base, the only… Continue

Added by Tony on April 9, 2009 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Rest in Peace David Diaz

David Diaz, local musician and member of popular Albuquerque band Felonious Groove Foundation and former member of Nosotros, passed away yesterday, April 9, 2009 from long-term health complications. Thoughts go out to his family, his friends and his loyal bandmates.

Photo courtesy of Felonious Groove Foundation… Continue

Added by Alexis on April 9, 2009 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

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