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My APS Education

How many of you in Duke City Fix land have had the opportunity to set foot in almost every single public school in Albuquerque? Over the last eight months I have had access to every public elementary, middle and high school in the city. It has been an experience I will never forget and am, quite frankly, grateful for the opportunity. How did I get this opportunity?

Let me begin by saying 2009 was a very rough and painful year for me career-wise. I… Continue

Added by Adelita on February 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — 17 Comments


Is it just me or does it seem like it was a one hit wonder recreation activity in the 90's? Fortunately, a couple of friends and I have re-invested in it buying blades and going to adult skate night (almost) every Sunday night at Roller Skate City. What sparked our interest in bringing back in-line skating?

One Friday night in January I decided to plan a surprise b-day party for my best friend. I wanted to something fun and different than the usual dinner and drinks tradition. I had… Continue

Added by Alicia on February 15, 2010 at 2:32pm — 4 Comments

Our State: Budget and Tax

Around 1AM Sunday morning I voted� against the food tax and the budget, just felt the budget could have been much more equitable for working families and the food tax would have disproportionally hurt my district, which unfortunately has little fresh food outlets.

The Food tax was the only tax that made it to the senate floor, making it the only opportunity we have had all session to discuss tax policy in general.�� Several tax concepts came up and�I believe it demonstrated the need… Continue

Added by Tim Keller on February 15, 2010 at 9:02am — No Comments

What is New Mexico State Investment Fund Reform?

What is State Investment Fund Reform?

Almost 10 years ago, our country was coping with a series of corporate accountability crises in the wake of Enron, World Com and other breakdowns in organizational governance. Widespread public outcry led to responses through our legal system and in Congress.�Hundreds of lawsuits in and effort to retrieve squandered funds and lawmakers responded by passing the Sarbanes Oxley act.�The time for New Mexico to pass similar legislation is… Continue

Added by Tim Keller on February 15, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

From The Two Whos..."For us mere Mortals, Loving with All our Heart is not Easy..."

For us mere mortals, loving with all our heart is not easy, letting go of what we have loved is nearly impossible. Lately, Cece and Yun have had several discussion on letting go, mixed with other philosophical discussions such as why chicken cross road, how dating engineering works and what is the goth counseling... But nothing can compare to Mary Oliver's powerful words:

To live in this world

you must be able

to do three things:

to love what is mortal;

to hold… Continue

Added by yun li on February 15, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Sari Krosinsky... blushing in form

It may not have been the ideal relationship, Persephone and Hades, having started with him kidnapping her to his subterranean mancave. What kind of Valentine's Day is this? Sari Krosinsky peels the pomegranate, tries the orange, and wonders who this man really is.

Sari Krosinsky received an M.A. in creative writing from the UNM.… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on February 14, 2010 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

The Two Whos on "Why did the Chicken (Soup) Cross the Road?"

Lately, Yun and Cece check in with each other by asking " Do you have chicken soup?' since we are both are little under the weather...

Off course, Yun's chicken soup must have some dumplings in it and Cece must have the noodles in it. It occurs to Cece that chicken soup, as a cure for the cold, must cross all cultures. We know now that it crosses Chinese, Italian , Vietnamese, and Jewish culture. The Two Whos being silly at heart, think "Why does the Chicken Cross the… Continue

Added by yun li on February 14, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Placitas Wild Horses Freedom Imperiled

We are fortunate to have beautiful bands of horses roaming the hills north of Placitas on BLM land. These horses have been known to live free in this area since the 60s. No one is quite sure how they originally began as a herd of wild horses but different theories abound. Some may have come off of the San Felipe Reservation, others may have been set free when the Placitas hippie communes closed, or many may have simply been let go by various… Continue

Added by David Cramer on February 13, 2010 at 7:30am — 20 Comments


I've been walking in a smiley daze for days

Almost afraid if I move too fast

I'll stumble and wake up

and the dream will end.

It's been a while since I've had a valentine

it's been forever since I've asked

would you be mine

afraid to move too fast

so the dream won't end.

Maybe a sign

that's what I need

pointing - that way or this

I've been still for too long

I step outside,

slowly, not moving too fast

and in the purple… Continue

Added by Ron Da Bomb on February 12, 2010 at 2:54pm — 16 Comments

Living MY Life

I have to admit I have been in a slump lately. One of those slumps in which you begin to question who you are, who you want to be and how you want to live your life. I have decided that I'm tired of living up to other people's (family, especially mom, supervisors, friends and society)'s expectations of how I should live my life.

That life looks something like this:graduate high school, go to college, earn your bachelor's, go to grad school, earn your master's, find a well paying… Continue

Added by Alicia on February 12, 2010 at 11:29am — 6 Comments

Valentine's Day Keeper Quiz

Long before I started The Family Plot Blog, I wrote a book called A Girl’s Pocket Guide to Trouser Trout: Reflections on Dating and Fly-Fishing. If men were fish and women the anglers, it’s your how-to guide to land a good catch – with humor!

With Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, if you’re in a relationship, you may want to check if that man is a keeper (a True Noble Trout) or a…


Added by Gail Rubin on February 12, 2010 at 8:38am — No Comments

Morning Fix: THAT'S AMORE!

  • The state needing money always equates to more taxes. Do Slim Jims and Abba Zabba's count as a "non-staple"? Yes? damn.
  • There really IS an app for…

Added by RiRiSynCyr on February 12, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

The Giants of Nob Hill

I'm not technically a Nob Hill resident - I live outside of the boundaries in the same way as the Fringecresters live just beyond the edges of Ridgecrest. A trend I've noticed across both neighborhoods is an increase in large… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on February 11, 2010 at 9:00am — 34 Comments

Morning Fix: We're not shy, we're contagious!

  • We don't even have enough money to keep them in classes, how exactly are we going to teach them financial planning?
  • Somehow, I don't think Obama intended people to trade in their old clunkers for new clunkers.…

Added by RiRiSynCyr on February 11, 2010 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

Tortilla Therapy!

From the Two Whos Blog: Cece learned a long while ago that she could use cooking much the same way that a person could use play therapy or therapeutic story telling . Cooking can help people access their emotions, and to work on unresolved deep issues that are not easily solvable through regular talk therapy. Cooking is much less threatening and confrontational since the person doing it is distracted by their cooking. The cook is also dealing… Continue

Added by yun li on February 11, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Let's Fight to Keep the Film Industry Strong in New Mexico -- Save Our Jobs!!

Today and for all the days the Legislation remains in session, we in the entertainment industry can’t sit on our hands or bury our heads in a pillow; others aren’t going to fight for us, we have to save ourselves. We also need general public support on these issues as well as the legislators.

Politics and ideology once again rear their ugly heads over the New Mexico film industry. For the last two days two major newspapers have had banner headlines and articles quoting biased,…


Added by Jennifer H Caldwell on February 10, 2010 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Try Not to Think About it...

I am hoping for a further "Food, Inc.ification" of America. By that I mean that I hope people start thinking about where their food is coming from. It serves me right that after last week's Superbowl post that the idea for this blog post came to me while I sank my teeth into a mesquite bar-b-q chicken wing, one that was obviously genetically engineered for… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on February 10, 2010 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: So many drummers, so little time

  • DRUMSTICKGATE. I swear I didn't make that up, it's an actual news headline.

  • Thank goodness somebody realizes that…

Added by RiRiSynCyr on February 10, 2010 at 5:00am — 15 Comments

Self Serve's Valentine's Calendar- Lots to do in ABQ!

We've collected some of the best local ABQ events for a unique and special Valentine's weekend... enjoy! For more great ideas, visit the Events section of the Fix or add your own to the comments below!


Added by Self Serve on February 9, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Royale with Cheese

  • State DNA law…

Added by RiRiSynCyr on February 9, 2010 at 5:00am — 15 Comments

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