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Create a Great Funeral Day

So, tomorrow is Create a Great Funeral Day. Have you made any plans? Would you even know where to start?



Most people don’t have a funeral plan. They don’t want to think about it, don’t know why it’s important, or think they’ll get around to it “someday.”



Newsflash: Just as talking about sex doesn’t make you pregnant, thinking about death and funerals won’t make you dead. And by discussing these touchy topics, you might avoid a world of hurt.



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Added by Gail Rubin on October 29, 2009 at 9:46am — No Comments

Canning? Yes You Can!

(Note: We've invited Patricia to follow this discussion so that she may address your food preservation questions!)



The apples are falling off the trees and you still have a bag of tomatoes left from that summer garden. Or, perhaps you’re seeing big bargains on berries at the store and would have a hand in the jam you spread on your toast each morning. What to do? Can it!



Just think of all the pricy gourmet food items that… Continue

Added by Local Food NM on October 29, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Morning Fix



  • Baby showers just aren't what they used to be.
  • The film industry likes us. It really, really likes…
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Added by pepeye on October 29, 2009 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

From Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel in Old Town - Beautiful!

I spent some time in this beautiful chapel off the beaten path in Old Town. Apparently it is also part of a ghost tour of Old Town...

Added by Jennifer H Caldwell on October 28, 2009 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

They are all reasons to be... a concert review in tangentia



It occurred to me yesterday, as I read my favorite degenerate sports fan/sportswriter's column, that this week is the nexus of All Things Great, and for so many people.



To wit: we successfully made the transition from Autumn to Winter, I covered (and then uncovered) my tomatoes on Monday night to prolong a little fresh… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 28, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Morning Fix

  • Soon we will all have another choice for disposing of those restless $1's in our pockets.
  • Baillio's, BAILLIO'S, B..A..I..L..L..I..O..S may be in trouble.
  • Defense attorneys are accusing ABQ police of having a…
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Added by pepeye on October 28, 2009 at 6:00am — 11 Comments

Hiking the Zipper

NOB HILL--One of the benefits of having a good public transportation system is the ability to do 'point to point' urban hikes on the weekend. A five mile hike down old Route 66 is possible, and then using the Rapid-Ride bus to get back home. This might be called Destination Hiking and it is in contrast to making a loop around your neighborhood so you end up back in your own front yard. All this is made easy by having the buses run on Saturday and… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 27, 2009 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

The Morning Fix: Episode II - The Return of the Pepeye

During Episode I, the Dark Lord Ning reached out through his series of tubes to vaporize Monday's Morning Fix. But I'm back to fight again for the rebel cause. No Ewoks allowed.



  • So the Census is getting started up here. No real news there, but the KOB…
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Added by pepeye on October 27, 2009 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Halloween Costumes

All around Albuquerque, parents who are missing the Martha Stewart gene are panicking. Me? I’m grateful that those years are mostly behind me, and that my contributions these days are limited to hemming, driving teens to thrift stores and fabric stores, and identifying where things are stored in the attic. (The latter is the most challenging task by far).



That’s right. It is time to start thinking about Halloween costumes, if you haven’t… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — 9 Comments

Gems of Inspiration

Gems of inspiration & Wisdom...

These first two quotes I happened into while reviewing a few things on our website:



"The greatest mistake [we] can make in life is to be continually fearing [we'll] make one."



"This one step - choosing a goal and staying to it - changes everything."



I neglected to include the origin of these quotes and, in the process of refreshing the page looking for their respective authors, happened into all these other gems of wisdom… Continue

Added by Ridgecrest Yoga on October 26, 2009 at 11:56am — No Comments

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The Sunday Poem: Gaurav Rajen... India: An Invitation (1988)

The adventure that is Gaurav Rajen's life began in India where he was born. This look back to his native land tries to come to grips with what has to be one of the most complex countries on the face of the planet. Packed with emotions and vivid images, this poem both dances and broods.



A short second poem, Late Night Hells, follows.



I live in Albuquerque's NE heights. I am an engineer with a doctorate working on… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 25, 2009 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

Introducing The Family Plot

The Family Plot: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die is my WordPress blog that I started in August to provide the information, inspiration and tools to plan and implement creative, meaningful and memorable end-of-life rituals for people and pets. With gentle humor, I dish on the latest developments in death care along with vital information about funeral arrangements that most people don’t learn about until faced with a death in the family.



I hope you'll check it out!… Continue

Added by Gail Rubin on October 23, 2009 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Go! Fight! Win!

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Added by mateoism on October 23, 2009 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Deep Breath, Beautiful Sunrise

  • We're baaack!
  • Lifeline: NM Awarded Homeland Security $$$.
  • 71 yr old man walking entire Route 66,…
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Added by mateoism on October 22, 2009 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Downtown Arts & Cultural District

Exciting things happening here in downtown Albuquerque! This week the Downtown Action Team brought in a Resource team to meet with several breakout groups including artists, business owners, planners, architects, educational groups, marketers, media, non profits, etc. to discuss planning of the recently state designated Downtown Arts & Cultural District. I participated in two of these breakout sessions, the gallery owners/educational groups/museums and the artists/artisans… Continue

Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on October 21, 2009 at 11:49am — 13 Comments

Soon to be ex-Mayor Marty holds pay increases until after City election.

An article in this morning's Albuquerque Journal (yes you will need to log in or use the "Free Trial" link on that page to read the article) notes:



"About a week after the city election, a handful of city employees received pay raises, including a 67 percent bump for an aide to the mayor. Scott Forrester, an assistant to Mayor Martin Chávez, whose term ends Nov. 30, saw an increase in… Continue

Added by Ben Roberts on October 21, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Local Etsy Seller: NUEVOMEXCELENTE





There are quite a few benefits to one’s wife having a subscription to BUST magazine. Among these are music and film reviews. It was by virtue of the hallowed pages of that fine “Ladies” magazine that I was able to turn my friends onto this, not to mention,… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 21, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: NO, No, no

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Added by mateoism on October 21, 2009 at 6:00am — 23 Comments

Tableside Guacamole No More

Garduno's is toast. Probably.

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s1200777.shtml?cat=516

"A judge has ordered the popular New Mexican restaurant chain Garduno's to stop operating until it has settled a dispute over back taxes it owes the state."

Added by Andrea Lin on October 20, 2009 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

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