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The Clinic of Your Dreams

I recently read an article by Dr. Pamela Wible of Eugene, Oregon.

The title of the article was "The Clinic of Your Dreams".

In that article, she shared her story of building a clinic in her community.

She was an employed physician who worked at a big multispecialty group.

After years of working in that environment, she decided to get out.

She called a community townhall meeting and asked them what do they want if they were to build a community clinic.

What would… Continue

Added by Benjamin Chan on November 28, 2009 at 7:29am — No Comments

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I hope you all had the best Thanksgiving ever! Ours was quiet, spent among close family and friends, and I was able to tell each of my children that they were, always, what I am thankful for (that and no blog police telling me not to end sentences in a preposition...)



Haps!!!!



I can't believe I missed this story the other day! Wow!!!!! There's… Continue

Added by Cara on November 27, 2009 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Guest Fixtress Bored... oh noes!

Turkey is in the oven. Casseroles in chafing dishes on the sterno. Root veggies boiling for mashing. Eschewed fancy sweet potatoes in marmalade for kid approved baked canned ones with marshmallows on top. Stuffing ready to bake. Nothing left to make but a salad.



Keep me company.



I am in the process of writing a paper for Tim Krebs' Urban Politics Class on the mayoral race. If you have thoughts on that I would LOVE to hear them.



Any culinary disasters at your… Continue

Added by Cara on November 26, 2009 at 10:15am — 6 Comments

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Happy Thanksgiving Albuquerque!



So how many of you, like me, are parked in the kitchen with their laptops at the crack of dawn preparing the bird for the oven, or whatever else you are serving today? We can keep each other company...



Haps...



Disgusting pervert corrections officer sentenced for raping an 8 year old. He isn't happy about… Continue

Added by Cara on November 26, 2009 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Duke City Solar - Part 3

Wednesday, November 25: The paperwork is done and the data is in: Adding a PV system is a good investment. If you've read Part 1 and Part 2 and are considering doing it yourself, this entry may be quite useful: It's all about paperwork and production. I'm not sure what to put in as images, but feel free to holler if you'd like… Continue

Added by Brendan on November 25, 2009 at 10:00pm — 12 Comments

workforce phone line: things remain the same

since my temp job ends dec 13, found myself calling workforce to try to get a fix on what (if any) benefits i have left. wouldn't you know it? on hold with the unemployment dept for 40 minutes, and calls ahead of me went from 42 to 9. then my call was dropped in a queue where no status was given regarding the number of calls ahead of me for another ten minutes, then i was disconnected. thanks for adding insult to insult, mofos! actually, their job security depends on all of us staying… Continue

Added by Richard V on November 25, 2009 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Ten Years After... (Shhhh)





I like to talk about myself. I like to talk about music. So when NPR’s All Things Considered did a… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 25, 2009 at 10:00am — 20 Comments

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I have a confession. I thought, stupidly, that I didn't have enough on my plate, what with four kids, a husband, two cats, a dog, 15 hours at UNM plus a TA gig in another 3 hour course...so I offered to watch my friend's dogs while she is out of town. One is a quiet, 7 year old, small white dog, the other is an 8 week old husky/chow mix (freaking adorable) with tiny tanks, a taste for socks, and separation anxiety. So I have patches of piddle… Continue

Added by Cara on November 25, 2009 at 6:30am — 19 Comments

End of a Friggin Era

My sister just sent me an email. The Hofbrau's gone. Even though it was more recently known as Penn Station, it will always remain in the hearts of the countless barflies who passed through its doors each morning as The Hofbrau.



"Gone" as in bulldozed. To the ground. It's dead. Nicht mehr. Bleeding deceased.



I worked (and lived) at the Hofbrau back in the early to mid-1980s along with my ex-wife and ex-girlfriend and a cast of characters including world famous bartender… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on November 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

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So what else is new? "In less than six weeks, the federal government will be treating New Mexicans as foreigners, as your state driver's license may no longer get you through airport security." I guess we all hoped that the Obama administration would do something to change this before it took effect. Doesn't look great. It seems to me that this could be challenged in the… Continue

Added by Cara on November 24, 2009 at 6:30am — 21 Comments

JROTC, APS, and a Culture of Violence

Does JROTC foster a culture of violence, as some in Albuquerque purport?



I did not wake up thinking that today’s blog would address this question. Instead, I was all set to post a blog about renovation in Barelas and the challenge of maintaining historic architectural integrity in our neighborhood during trying economic times.



And then I walked into the dining room and saw the… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — 25 Comments

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Good morning! This is my first shift eva as Morning Fixtress...so let's get to the haps...



Saturday we said goodbye to our beloved former Governor King. Thanks, President Clinton, for knowing just what to say. For those of you who haven't been here long enough to really understand Governor King's impact on New Mexico,… Continue

Added by Cara on November 23, 2009 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

Two Bongs Don't Make it Right

A story in the news today is that three million dollars worth of bongs were confiscated at a California port. Since it's illegal to import drug paraphenalia, the Chinese shipper had labeled the glass bongs as Christmas ornaments. Sooo, it's illegal to import bongs, which means that all bongs in America have to be made right here in America. WTF? Can we assume that the Bong lobby got this passed to protect the American bong industry? If we can outlaw foreign made bongs, why in the world… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on November 22, 2009 at 1:14pm — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Todd Moore... instructions

A gun barrel, 70 words, 37 lines. This skinny poem looks like a coffin nail, a phallic gesture, a rush to death, or the passage of Time itself. But along its narrow length are 37 little framed pictures clicking by as you drop down the page.



"When I read a poem I want it to be something that could scalp me and leave me for dead. I want it to be suffused with the beauty of language and the power of murder. I want it to own me every time I… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 22, 2009 at 7:33am — 4 Comments

Is it only Thursday?

Ugh. I'm ready for the weekend. I have just finished a round of paintings and am now starting 6 more. I'm surrounded with little and big paintings all in various stages of progression...and not much of that. Oh how I love when I FINISH a round of paintings, it feels like I must be uber productive. But the rest of the time? Pretty much it feels like I'm not making any progress and may never get a single one done. But...this works for me.



I can't believe that Christmas is only… Continue

Added by Katie Johnson on November 19, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Book Signing By Local Author

Local author and lawyer Jonathan C. Miller will be doing his last book signing of the year at the Borders in ABQ Uptown this Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.



The Albuquerque Journal has described Mr. Miller as the next John Grisham. His books include Rattlesnake Lawyer, Crater County, Volcano Verdict, Amarillo in August and La Bajada Lawyer. Mr. Miller specializes in the field of legal thrillers and uses his experience as a trial lawyer to being a realistic point of view to… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on November 19, 2009 at 8:09am — No Comments

"Coffee Shop"



I finished this piece just this afternoon. I'm quite fond of the shadows on the wall. It's such a peaceful setting.



I have finally got my youngest child through CNM. He got notice that he's finally got all of the classes he needs to graduate. Yay!!! He's all signed up with UNM now and joins his sister there as both of them work toward their BA's and then Masters. I'd like to say, "Now they're both going to be smarter than me," but I… Continue

Added by Katie Johnson on November 18, 2009 at 3:23pm — 1 Comment

Go See World's Greatest Dad at the Guild... (to be blunt)





I could do a great disservice by starting this post with the question, “Do you like ‘soundtrack driven’ movies?” You know the type- a movie so intrinsically bound to its musical accompaniment that there can be no separation. Some examples that quickly come to mind are Garden State, Easy Rider, Pulp Fiction and Trainspotting.



The latest offering from Writer/Director Bobcat Goldthwait is one such movie.… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 18, 2009 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Seal All Those Cooler Vents for $5.37

NOB HILL--Probably the most overlooked heat waster is that vent on your wall or ceiling for your swamp cooler. Now if your cooler uses the same ductwork as your heater, forget about it. But if you have a separate vent for that swamper on your roof, then maybe you can save a lot of money very quickly.



The problem is that an uncovered vent in your ceiling means there is nothing keeping the heat in your house except the canvas cover on your… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 17, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Painting Monday

It's so cold. I'm in Seattle right now, staying with my Mother while my husband is working. I miss Albuquerque and hate being here. It's grey, wet, and the wind is howling all day long. I almost hope online and bought a ticket home. Ugh.



Painting a LOT. I've finished these the past few days.







It's weird being an artist in this modern-day… Continue

Added by Katie Johnson on November 16, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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