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Morning Fix: Your Name Is Mud


Added by Adelita on May 24, 2010 at 5:14am — 9 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Stefi Weisburd... Five Kinds of Weather Roll Across Texas

"Crazy good!" comes to mind describing this poem as it rolls through the Texas countryside. But that is not good enough. Weisburd throws up images that seem to rise from the horizon full of life, but somehow twisted by heat waves. In such a world, your eyes can play tricks on you.

Albuquerque poet Stefi Weisburd is the author of The Wind-Up Gods… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 23, 2010 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

“Lifework:” A response to David Orr’s NYT Review of The Apple Trees of Olema by Robert Hass

Can New Mexico poets Arthur Sze, Joy Harjo, Lisa Gill, Demetria Martinez and Mitch Rayes, best-poet-in-the-state-without-a-book, be said to have careers in poetry? David Orr concedes the publication of The Apple Trees of Olema: New and Selected Poems (Ecco/HarperCollins, $34.99), by Robert Hass, is “a milestone,” yet his Sunday New York Times review (May 6, 2010) becomes a discursive meditation on… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on May 23, 2010 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Book Review of Conflict Contract

Conflict Contract

Book Written by Local Author: Jonathan C. Miller

Published by: Cool Titles

The biggest fear and most heart stopping moment of any parent’s life is that of losing sight of your… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on May 22, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Recovery Cat 5.22.2010

Globalization also means that foreign investment will embody higher standards of environmental performance. Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, The Commanding Heights (1998), p. 412.…


Added by J. Paul Lanier on May 22, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque

hard rock casino albuquerque

I have been hearing the winds buzz and seen the new NE Heights' billboards announcing a non-existent website (to date), but the news is slim regarding the Hard Rock Casino of Albuquerque's opening as well as the "re-opening" of the Journal Pavilion as the Hard Rock Casino Pavilion.

You can Google… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on May 21, 2010 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

Silver Spiral: Affordable Green Housing Downtown Gets Art

Moving to Albuquerque after seventeen years spent haunting the villages outside city limits was a big deal. I considered it at least "noteworthy." The building I selected to move to, however, actually was… Continue

Added by lisa gill on May 21, 2010 at 5:00am — 12 Comments

You can estimate the Gulf oil leak rate!

Anyone can perform the same calculations of the independent scientists who estimate the BP Gulf of Mexico oil leak rate at around three million gallons per day. The only thing you have to do is estimate how far an object travels as it moves through the oil stream exiting the pipe. Here's how to do it.

In one released video, an object descending toward the broken pipe… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on May 20, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

and, what about that Events Center?

It may be very, very important... or not, but are you tired of sounding off about city police enforcing immigration policy - and the related fallout? Well here is an opportunity to sound off to the Mayor about something else.

Currently, on the home page of the city web site You can click a link and leave Mayor Berry a comment about an oft-proposed "Events Center" in the Downtown area.

Below is are my… Continue

Added by Crista on May 18, 2010 at 9:55pm — 67 Comments

Albuquerque: More Division, Less Enchantment

DOWNTOWN--The City Council voted down two resolutions last night that were reactions to both the Mayor of Albuquerque and the state of Arizona. The vote was 4 - 5 along straight party lines. The first resolution would have forbade doing business with Arizona except in certain circumstances while their stop/check law is in force. The other would have prevented enforcement of the mayor's new program to check the immigration status of everyone… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on May 18, 2010 at 10:00am — 45 Comments

Let's Clean Up University Heights!

University Heights Neighborhood Association is sponsoring the annual Clean Up:

Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 8 am to 12 noon

Meet at the west side of the Produce Exchange at the corner of Stanford and Lead. The overall appearance of our neighborhood shows we care about where we live. Please help us even if you can only help for a short time. We need pick-ups to gather the… Continue

Added by JeSais on May 17, 2010 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Of Honeysuckle and Gedanken Experiments

Every job has its cycles. My work follows the academic calendar – things get especially hectic during the beginning of the term and towards the end of the term. If you look at the dates of my blog postings, you can pretty much figure out when each term starts, when midterms happen, and when the semester ends. The term (finally) is over and for better or worse, I am back.

I’ll be frank – I’m extremely relieved that the Spring 2010 semester… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on May 17, 2010 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Tamra Hays... Both Sides of the Tracks

Tamra Hays, that wonderful poet from Mountainair, continues to write with simple elegance in brilliantly chosen metaphors. She finds her way so deftly from first word to last. You will enjoy this short, personal reflection.

After teaching in the Duke City for over 20 years, Tamra Hays and her husband, Michael, began to teach in international schools. They now split their time between Istanbul, Turkey and Mountainair, New… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 16, 2010 at 7:25am — 7 Comments

An Adobe Stadium

Lately I’ve been doing some research on a little UNM history for a new job and came across some magnificent photos of Zimmerman Field, a now long demolished UNM stadium. I had heard of a stadium once in the middle of the main campus, but I had never seen up-close pictures of it and certainly nothing on the internet. So I thought I’d take a leaf out of Johnny Mango’s book and share what… Continue

Added by John on May 14, 2010 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

Great sandwiches at Jason's Deli

We were in the mood for a great sandwich and right away Jason's Deli came to mind. We usually go to the Jason's Deli on Alameda because that is the one that is closest to us but there are three locations across town and I am sure that you will find one near you.

I usually get their Famous Salad Bar which has lots of… Continue

Added by ABQ City Girl on May 14, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix - Brooks: Slide Over, Bateman..A Big Dog's Moving In

APS Super Winston Brooks has hired a new Chief Financial Officer. While not criticizing current CFO Dupuy Bateman, it is pretty obvious that someone had to be held responsible for the $20 million of unexpected spending this year due to… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on May 14, 2010 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

Everything's Coming Up Silverleaf Nightshade

Remember Spring's Two-a-Day posts from last year? A lot of us followed along as Spring tackled a major garden project. (How's it going nearly a year later, Spring?). I think about that every time I'm in my back yard, rehabilitating the garden, literally from the ground up. I'm going to try to follow in Spring's clogs and do some posts on the effort, trials, tribulations and triumphs of… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on May 13, 2010 at 10:37am — 13 Comments

Morning Fix - It's Thursday! Do You Smell Something?

APD bomb squad blew up a "suspicious" package at the westside Il Vicino pizzeria. I have to ask...was it flat...wrapped in aluminum foil...and smelled faintly of capers?

Accused Ponzi perp Doug Vaughan drew something on a piece of paper, handed it to the judge, and said it was worth $3 million.… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on May 13, 2010 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

It's a windy ride, but someone's got to do it...

The bicycle commute mindfuck has begun. This past Monday, I set out at 7:25am to see if I could hop back on the "thrice good for me" bandwagon.

As I see it, biking to work is good for the following three reasons; it saves money, it saves the environment, and it saves me from getting fat.

Ideally, i'd bike to work everyday, but it's tough to pretend I don't have an awesome 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2WD… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on May 12, 2010 at 9:30am — 19 Comments

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