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Part-time locavore

Farmer's market season brings out the locavore in me. I have good intentions during the rest of the year, but it gets hard to live on chard, squash, and garlic. Especially after the smorgasbord available right now at the farmer's markets. Fresh eggs with bell peppers for breakfast, rainbow chard for lunch, and grilled veggies with pesto for dinner. Munch on apples and green beans in between. And pecans by the handful! Heaven...

It… Continue

Added by Laura on August 18, 2009 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

what's going on with NM unemployment benefits?

ok, tried to recertify on time, and i got an error message, informing me my benefits had maxed out! last time i heard, i still had some left through october! of course, when i call, all lines are busy, and i'm referred back to the worthless website. i just got back from out of town, my landlord graciously agreed to let me pay rent 4 days late (due tomorrow) and as it stands right now, i have no benefits! is this a system wide glitch? help!!!!!

Added by Richard V on August 18, 2009 at 10:33am — 2 Comments

UNM Continuing Education: Now Is the Time to Check It Out

NOB HILL--To relieve the winter blues I visit REI every couple of weeks and fantasize about cook pots, trails, and starry nights. In spring the seed catalogs come and I mentalize rows of heirloom tomato plants and dark melons with moons and stars on them.

It is now late summer and those other dreams have come and mostly gone. I have done the trails. I have hoed the rows of summer and eaten a good part of the harvest.… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 18, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Paul Kantner in Albuquerque

All the news about Woodstock has taken me back over the weekend.
About as close as I will ever get to seeing the Jefferson Airplane et al is taking a guitar class with Jorma Kaukonen. Or, although Stella Blue has gone beaucoups francaise thinking back to '03 when Paul Kantner came to Albuquerque. It was a fun night for the audience.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 17, 2009 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Wanna See the the Great "Fix" that the "Duke City Is in?

Whitney Hess was a guest of Web Geeks in July. Her tour of the Duke City and the environs thereof will please the harshest critic or the most ardent lover of this desert land. Curious? Take Whitney's Tour! Be sure you have some drinks and snacks by your comfy chair, for 1702 photos make for an enjoyable…


Added by Rep Ayre on August 17, 2009 at 4:14pm — No Comments

The Dog Days of August

We said goodbye to our beloved old dog at the beginning of summer. He joined our household at 6 weeks of age, a huge ball of fluff from Animal Humane whose only crime was that his father, a dog of indeterminate heritage, had impregnated his mother, a pure-blooded Newfoundland with… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 17, 2009 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

A Venus Moon Sunrise

JUST-in from>MONDAY MORNING SKY SHOW: Set your alarm for dawn. On Monday morning, Aug. 17th, Venus and the crescent Moon will gather beautifully close together in the eastern sky. For many observers in North America, the International Space Station (ISS) will make an appearance, too. It's a fantastic way to begin the day.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 16, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Tamra Hays... Starting Over

Starting over? This little poem navigates through the clutter of life. The images are so strong that a first reading hides its rigorous organization. It is powerful and lush, yet spare...not an extra word or thought anywhere. It is just a beautiful piece you can enjoy over and over again.

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… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 16, 2009 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Would You Wait Five Hours for Fresh-Roasted Chile?

God knows what many of us would do for a freshly-roasted batch of New Mexico chile -- but waiting five hours in the hot August sun?

That was the case today at the new Sunflower Market at San Mateo and Academy. Before I entered the store for other items, I had to visit the spectacle in the south-side parking lot: no fewer than 25 people waiting in line, all of them with shopping carts full of burlap bags of chile waiting to be roasted. Some… Continue

Added by Don Brown on August 15, 2009 at 6:45pm — 6 Comments

Have you seen this surfboard? Church of Beethoven sign has gone missing.

The Church of Beethoven’s surfboard has disappeared. If you’ve attended one of the Sunday morning concerts, either at the Filling Station on 4th or at the C of B’s new home at the Factory on 5th, you’ve seen it—the yellow surfboard with Beethoven painted on it.

But now it’s been stolen. Felix Wurman, Church of… Continue

Added by E Cline on August 15, 2009 at 12:09pm — 3 Comments

What is this plant?

I'm sure there's a forum for this but I'm not sure where. My sister found this camping in the Jemez. Anyone know what it is?

Added by Dick Chingadero on August 15, 2009 at 8:40am — 3 Comments

Carpet Cleaning SCAM Casing houses

Hi Folks,

Thanks for the great site! I live in the fringecrest area, near Smith and Ridgecrest. I've been broken into and have stopped people from breaking into neighbors houses, so like most people here I keep a vigilant eye out.

Today a couple of guys were sitting on my fence smoking. It looked like they were casing houses. I approached them and they said they were waiting for their boss and showed me some sketchy flyers in their pockets. (They didn't tell me what they… Continue

Added by C Gallegos on August 14, 2009 at 1:56pm — No Comments

The REAL reason I live in NM

This afternoon I was driving down north 4th and it hit me. The real reason I live in New Mexico.

For several weeks now, at the Walmart on Coors Bypass there's been caution tape around a wall of shopping carts, and off in the corner a propane tank and a blackened metal cage.

But today, there was the aroma of fresh roasted green chile. I'd venture to say that there are few, if any, other locales in the U.S. that have a comparable aroma announcing a season. You don't smell… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on August 13, 2009 at 9:00pm — 32 Comments

Laundry day

Normally, laundry day is nothing to blog about. But I was so inspired by Carrie's Eco-Therapy post earlier today that I couldn't possibly see laundry like I usually do--a chore to get through as quickly as possible. So after work, I took my time, hanging items on drying racks inside, and saving the best for last, the laundry lines outside.…


Added by Laura on August 13, 2009 at 8:53pm — 6 Comments

Project New West: Exploring the American West

I"m fortunate to be able to drop in at Project New West's Summit in Denver. The Western states are experiencing a second great "boom," populations doubled in the last 20 years. Today the west is quickly developing its own political ethos based on the connection between individual opportunity, diversity and the need for communities to come together against common challenges around water, energy and smart growth.

Other topics:

T. Pickens championing natural gas driven 18… Continue

Added by Tim Keller on August 13, 2009 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

RIP... Les Paul Dies at 94

Les Paul was not only the inventor of the electric guitar, but one of the founding pioneers of multi-track recording. Music, as we know it today, wouldn't exist if not for Les Paul. RIP!

Added by Master of Disaster on August 13, 2009 at 11:24am — 2 Comments


Just got back from a morning of weeding the peppers at Los Poblanos Organics (LPO). As an LPO workshare member in their community supported agriculture program, I get my weekly box of produce half off the regular price in exchange for 2.5 hours of work on their farm in the north valley. It's a screaming deal -- I get to meet great people from all walks of life, burn some calories and get my hands in the earth once a… Continue

Added by Carrie on August 13, 2009 at 11:22am — 8 Comments

Why am I going "over the edge" for Special Olympics NM?

Why would a widowed (October '07), new grandmother (April '09) rappel down a 210-ft, 14-story building in downtown Albuquerque on Friday, September 25 to help raise funds to support the sports competition and training programs for NM Special Olympics athletes?

It started back in April, when I was asked (as a professional PR person) to help with the pubicity and promotion for Over the Edge. The whole concept intrigued me from the start.

I've also been in a different frame… Continue

Added by Jane S. Blume on August 12, 2009 at 3:02pm — 2 Comments

Feeling the Duke City Love -- Climate Action Plan Town Hall meetings

Love the Duke City? Want to have a say in how neighborhoods, buildings, energy and food shapes our community? Then head on out to one of the many City of Albuquerque town hall meetings being held this August to see the fruits of a mammoth, year-long project called the City of Albuquerque's Climate Action Plan.

The Climate… Continue

Added by Carrie on August 12, 2009 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

For the rest of you who know and love this song...

Yay! I know I've looked for Neil Young's "Albuquerque" on You Tube before, so I could post to it. I obviously haven't done that search since sometime before last spring, though.

Here you go,… Continue

Added by Laura on August 11, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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