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El Kookooee to burn in the South Valley October 25

This man of fire, El Kookooee, (~ El Cucuy, the boogeyman) is a large puppet made of wood and is stuffed with the paper momentos of written fears that is burned in effigy every year on the last Sunday in October during the Festival de Otoño in the South Valley near 3908 Isleta Blvd SW in the Rio Bravo State Park, near Harrison Middle School in the baseball diamonds at 35.017814, -106.680967 - consider parking at the South Valley Library or at about 1450 Camino del Valle SW. This year, La Novia… Continue

Added by Joel Deluxe on October 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Ernest Blumenthal & the WPA (Part 2): The Old Airport Terminal

THE ALBUQUERQUE SUNPORT--Imagine the emotions running through Ernest Blumenthal when he found out that he was to be the architect for Albuquerque's New Airport Terminal. He must have started working on it in 1936 or 1937 for it was completed in 1939. The U.S. was still in the depths of the Great Depression. The WPA (Works Progress Administration) was the largest employer in the country, and the new terminal was a WPA project. It was actually more than… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 20, 2009 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: The Good & The Bad

  • Swine flu, it could happen to you (too). A few resources that will help if you do.
  • These bees don't have swine flu, but…

Added by mateoism on October 20, 2009 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Homecoming Week!


Added by mateoism on October 19, 2009 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Daily Lobo article

The Daily Lobo published a story on October 14 with the headline, "UNM gets subpar 'green' grades". That's not really fair, we kept an overall "B" average.

Added by UNM Sustainability on October 18, 2009 at 10:38am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Elaine Schwartz... Auntie Margaret's Hungarian Pastry

Lies are just as entertaining as Truth. Just ask cable TV. Yet there are those moments when you can not only see what is true, you can smell it...taste it. Just ask Elaine Schwartz.

This wonderful piece awakens the hunger for truth in all of us.

Auntie Margaret’s Hungarian Pastry

If it weren’t true would Auntie Margaret’s blurry blue tattoo come into view as she lights the Sabbath candles, welcomes… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 18, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

love thy neighbor, even when he's a raging jackass

my neighbor to the south is unstable. the only time he deals with his neighbors is when he's drunk, ready to exchange cheap verbal blows with anyone who will allow themselves to be sucked into his vortex of anger and hatred.

he regularly takes the opportunity after dark to split logs, break boards and smash cinder blocks in his back yard. he's a homeowner, and he'll take every opportunity to point out that as renters, my neighbor and i, who share the property to the north of his… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on October 17, 2009 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

Calming the War, A Juarez Tragedy

Return to Juárez - Video Library - The New York Times

Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud

Published: 09

The presence of federal troops has failed to calm the drug war in Juárez, Mexico, and violence has reached an all time high.

For up to date information on the drug war in Juarez tune to… Continue

Added by buggs on October 16, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Review of, "Of Mice and Men"

First and foremost I would like to thank La Sirena and Duke City Fix for their generous gift—two tickets to see, “Of Mice and Men”. Thank you!

Last night was another beautiful Albuquerque evening and it was particularly special because I had two tickets to see Barter Theatre’s production, “Of Mice and Men”. Popejoy has hit a home… Continue

Added by Anthony R. Lovato on October 16, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

I've Been Working on the Railroad

Technically speaking, I hope to be working on the railroad before too long. After attending the New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society (I know, that's a long name. We'll call it the NMSLRHS) open house, I joined up. An individual membership for the year runs $24. The non-profit is restoring the massive Santa Fe 2926 steam engine near I-40 and 8th with an eye to getting her back… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on October 15, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

When I see buildings I see the dopeness, not the wackness...

[Full and absurdly lengthy disclosure- Mark Baker is my friend. I find it hard to be objective about Mark Baker. This blog post is not, in my opinion, a shameless plug for Baker Architecture and Design, for the primary and totally illogical reason that my interest in architecture far precedes-- as a…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 14, 2009 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Yesterday I went to the Quilt Bug in Rio Rancho. I brought with me a quilt that my mother had begun to make. (The pic is not the quilt...that can be another post! ) My mom was a nationally known quiltmaker and quilt judge through the National Quilters Society. The quilt I brought in is one of many that I "inherited" that were left unfinished upon her passing.

My mom was a cancer survivor until her sudden passing. She fought 4… Continue

Added by cece evola on October 14, 2009 at 7:31am — No Comments

Ernest Blumenthal & the WPA: Still Showing What a Stimulus Should Look Like (Part One)

NOB HILL--And then came the stimulus money. I watched as workers quickly assembled ready-made bus stops up and down Central Ave. The mayor had said he didn't want to spend stimulus funds on anything that would increase the number of city employees. I listened as an APS supervisor told me how classroom assistants and other personnel would not be hired with this money because funding would not be there for those positions down the road; and they bought… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 13, 2009 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Dreams on Stage

Theater should have relevance to people’s lives. That’s why Of Mice and Men in Popejoy this Thursday is on my list of shows to see: it speaks directly to the death of the American Dream.

When I saw the show in Virginia this past spring, I also had a chance to speak to the director and its two lead actors. Each of them talked about the central theme of the dreams that each of the… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on October 12, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Mother

Figuring out what to write about this week was tough. I could have written about Albuquerque’s new mayor-elect or about hot button H1N1 bioethics issues. I had actually retrieved my notes on RJ Berry and was sketching out an outline when I dropped everything for a completely different topic. Both those other issues are close to home, but I’m even more fixated on this new one: fire safety.

Why? Because I’m a mother before I’m a citizen of… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 12, 2009 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Palomas, a Battle Ground for the Drug Cartels

Buggs' Blog: Palomas, a Battle Ground for the Drug Cartels


Palomas Mexico is a small dusty border town on the other side of Columbus, New Mexico. Some of you are familiar with Columbus New Mexico… Continue

Added by buggs on October 11, 2009 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Hey, that's Papi up on I-40!

It was pretty cool and a little weird to see my face on a billboard off of I-40. My kids get a kick out of seeing it every time we pass by. They all yell, "Es papi!" or "Fiesta de Colores!". I had to get a picture of it for memories sake.

It's pretty neat to make a living doing something my children can enjoy and sometimes take part in. I have some great memories of playing at the Downtown growers market, and having them join the… Continue

Added by Juan of Los Primos on October 11, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Silence and Cacaphony (or "Silent Lucidity"? Nah.)

This morning's breakfast: a lump of pumpkin bread. I say "lump" because I have over the last two days eroded it's loaf-shaped goodness, picking at it until it looks less loaf-y and more asteroid-y. An asteroid of pumpkin bread would rock, I think.

I took a few photos of balloons last weekend before BOTH cameras' batteries died (of COURSE).…


Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on October 11, 2009 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Barbara Byers... Things to Do

I was born to fundamentalist Christian cult parents who are white supremacists. I grew up in Denver and escaped to New Mexico in 1982. Justice, art and travel are the engines that drive me.

As a child, I was not nurtured but forced. As an adult, I oppose force and try to learn how to nurture myself and all the people around me.

Things to Do

(Notes to Self poems)

Be kind.

Watch your back

and… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 11, 2009 at 7:51am — 15 Comments

Bike ABQ and the Special Shapes Rodeo

Added by Brendan on October 9, 2009 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

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