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Feeling grateful in the duke city

The past two weeks have been pretty wild here at casa wombat. We had Halloween, Dia de los muertos, the elections, birth, death and the flu. I know that ABQ is dusty and sprawly and lacking in some things, but lately I have ben glad to be here.

Outdoor space

On Friday I was taking pictures for work and ended up at the Open Space Visitor Center. The fields were full of… Continue

Added by mombat on November 11, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

SunCal's Deep Water

SunCal is making some brazen claims to brackish water in mile-deep wells beneath the old Atrisco Land Grant - among the brazen claims by others, including Atrisco Oil and Gas, Commonwealth Utilities and Sandoval County.

The uncharacteristically reality-based skepticism of the Albuquerque Journal was picked up by istockanalyst blog. The Journal notes the policy vacuum and suggested the State… Continue

Added by Coco on November 11, 2008 at 9:30am — 7 Comments


AUTHORS NOTE: This is a repost from last Veteran's Day, 11.11.07

Veterans Day is well noted, but perhaps not well remembered. The American Legion and the VFW hold ceremonies. As a Boy Scout, the Author attended a couple of these as a kid.

And there are the obligatory “Thank the Veterans” editorials and op-ed pieces. For public sector employees, it is often a paid holiday. But, in the… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on November 11, 2008 at 7:20am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Buried by Features


Added by Somegye on November 11, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Book reviews from Bookworks - week of November 10, 2008

Hi all!

We have some very enthusiastic and dedicated staff members who LOVE reading new books and writing reviews of them. If you're looking for a new read, check back to this page weekly as we'll be posting new reviews each week. Some of the books we review are by local authors, some have local interest, others are just great new books. Got a book you'd like us to review? E-mail

The Replacement Child: A Mystery by Christine Barber

(St. Martin's…

Added by Bookworks on November 10, 2008 at 1:04pm — No Comments

From the DC to DC

After last week’s election results were posted, I realized that a fair number of politicos and their staffers in the Duke City may be headed to Washington DC, my “other city”. And it seems that a local museum director and a few others (including one amazing Burqueña who’ll be sharing my space for a bit) will also be coming east. Some folks will be trekking from… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 10, 2008 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: So Easy


Added by Somegye on November 10, 2008 at 5:30am — 9 Comments

Urgent!!! Duke needs your help!!

Duke is a 2 yr old male pitbull X, loving, great with dogs and cats, and is in desperate need of a foster home! He will be euthanized tomarrow if we dont get him out, please find it in your heart to take in this big guy , even if it is for a short while. Please call Kassie at 440-8526

Duke and his sister were left for dead under a trailer in Las Vegas, New Mexico when their owner decided to up and leave. The next woman to live in te same trailer refused to feed the dogs and decided… Continue

Added by Kiss~a~bully on November 9, 2008 at 11:43am — No Comments

What a beautiful day in Albuquerque! (70deg at my house)

So the wife and I went out for a drive...

Wife and I went out today

We went up to the Hot Air Balloon Museum; it was really fun. …the Hot Air Balloon Museum Continue

Added by James of al-Barran on November 8, 2008 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

My 10 favorite songs...... This week

Here are my 10 favorite songs this week.

1. Road to Peace Tom Waits

2. Little Boxes Pete Seeger

3. Don't Leave me now Pink Floyd

4. Electric Guitar Talking Heads

5. Old Dans Records Gordon Lightfoot

6. Scarecrow Beck

7. Deathwish The Police

8. Approximate mood swing #2 The art of noise

9. Cry Baby Cry The Beatles

10. Orawa Amadeus Chamber Orchestra

These are my 10 favorite songs this week Check back next Saturday for another 10… Continue

Added by aaron lewis on November 8, 2008 at 12:10pm — No Comments

"I'm Jimmy Carl Black, the Indian of the group"

Last year, when I went to see Dweezil Zappa playing his father's music, an old guy with a pony tail sitting in front of me turned and asked me if I knew “Weasels Ripped My Flesh.” He told me a story about sitting in a bar in Los Alamos, watching a trio, and realizing the drummer was Jimmy Carl Black. He went home between sets and got his copy of “Weasels” so Black could autograph it.…


Added by John Fleck on November 7, 2008 at 11:19am — 5 Comments

What's Going On in the Bosque?

This week there have been a lot of trucks which seem to be hauling dirt from a spot just south of I-40 on the east bank of the river. There is a sign on the pedestrian bridge which crosses the acequia about 1/4 mile south which references "cleaning up your bosque" and suggests not walking on the levee for the next three weeks. Anyone our there know more detail about what's going on?

Added by Glen Effertz on November 7, 2008 at 10:07am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Madness


Added by Somegye on November 7, 2008 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Pornotopia Art Show Friday @ Stove!!

Pornotopia tickets, panties, & manties will be available Friday @ Stove!!
super hot art and good times...

Added by Self Serve on November 7, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

Tracks/Traces/Vestiges - Paintings by Deborah Donelson

Deborah Donelson has maybe been better known as a printmaker during her years here in New Mexico, but in fact she has been as much or more a creator of paintings and drawings. Indeed, Deborah's signature works on paper are individual watercolors built on frameworks of etching or gravure prints. She has had several successful shows of her prints in Albuquerque, and has been a star at Art Santa Fe and other… Continue

Added by Khan on November 6, 2008 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Scooter Advice?

I'm thinking of buying a scooter--

My old truck is on it's way out...

and I can probably buy a reliable scooter for less than I can buy an unreliable car....

I'd like to spend around 1000--and can pay used is likely--but the low end at downtown scooter seems to be around that....

any advice??

I've never had a scooter--but have always wanted one..

Does anybody have a scooter as their only vehicle? I'm a little nervous to say goodbye to having a roof and… Continue

Added by Matie on November 6, 2008 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

Bookworks is looking for college interns!

Are you a talented, motivated, organized college student with a love for books and a desire to learn more about the world of publishing? Do you enjoy planning and executing events, and want to get more experience you can apply to a public relations career? Bookworks has the internship for you!

Bookworks hosts as many as 3 events a week featuring prominent local and national authors. We need an intern who has a passion for promoting an independent local bookstore and can help us staff… Continue

Added by Bookworks on November 6, 2008 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Taurid Meteor Shower

JUSTin from>TAURID METEOR SHOWER: The annual Taurid meteor shower is underway and it could be a good show. 2008 is a "swarm year" for the Taurids. Between Nov. 5th and 12th, Earth is due to pass through an unusually dense swarm of gritty debris from parent comet 2P/Encke. When a similar encounter happened in 2005, sky watchers observed a slow drizzle of midnight fireballs for nearly two weeks.… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on November 6, 2008 at 11:41am — 3 Comments

only my mother could bring me to tears with so few words

an email she sent out this morning:

"Hi my dearest family & friends:

Like all of you, I have such a great sense of joy and hope now that Obama has been elected president. It reminds me of the feelings I had at 2 different times in history when Kennedy was president and Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech at the March on Washington.

When I was 16 in 1962, going to high school at Roswell High School in New Mexico, I frequently would stay after school to play… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on November 6, 2008 at 11:05am — 4 Comments

Photography, Radio Requests and climbing the charts

It is a busy week for me here at Chroma Studios. I am getting ready for our photography show this Friday night which I am really excited about. There is some amazing photography coming in. The show is going to be fun as there are a lot of new faces that I am going to get to chat with.

Secondly I have to prepare CD packages for mail out this afternoon. I have 3 radio stations across the country that have requested "Space Travel" for them to play on their stations. The stations are in… Continue

Added by aaron lewis on November 6, 2008 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

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