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The Art of Science

Is there anyone out there that still believes art should not be part of basic school curriculum? I certainly hope not! Art – and music – can easily be part of any literature, math or science lesson. One of the finest examples of art intersecting with science is a program called Protect our Wildlife Corridors – Community Mosaic Mural. Fellow DCF member cc, also known as Cirrelda Snyder Bryan, is… Continue

Added by Adelita on January 14, 2009 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Morning Fix: So Called

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Added by Somegye on January 14, 2009 at 5:30am — 16 Comments

I’ve Been Running

When I was a kid, running was embarrassing for me. I’ve always been an athlete, but never a small, spry gazelle athlete who could run for days. I’ve always been the athlete who doesn’t throw like a girl and could beat any guy in H-O-R-S-E on the basketball court.



I was a chunky tomboy during my elementary school years. Not the best years to be chunky, not only because of the ridicule from painfully honest/stupid kids, but also PE class and the mile run tests they put you… Continue

Added by LC on January 13, 2009 at 4:31pm — 16 Comments

Our Children Is Learning

But apparently not our Principals...



This morning's Albuquerque Journal has a front page story about (once again) Rio Grande High School.



Rio Grande High School Principal Al Sanchez, a 28 year employee said he was told he would be moved but decided to retire instead... says the Journal...



Says Sanchez: "I don't want to move nowhere else."



I taught at Rio for ten years. It was a wonderful experience for me. I was a faculty… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 13, 2009 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Agriculture Collaborative Meeting: The Buzz Around Community Gardens

Agriculture Collaborative: January Meeting Notice



Topic: The Buzz Around Community Gardens



Date: Wednesday January 14th, 2009 @ 9:00AM



Location: MRCOG offices located at 809 Copper Ave NW,

(across the street from Robinson Park, just North west of 8th + Central)



Speakers include:

• Wade Paterson, co-founder of Action Buzz Neighborhood Garden and Director of Arts and Community Development for the Harwood Art Center, “Can-do” pointers for a… Continue

Added by Crista on January 13, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments

My Top 20 Albums of 2008



I recently wrote a column for Local iQ magazine listing my favorite albums or 2008 (excluding jazz and classical).



I want to share it. Obviously, these type of lists say more about the listener than music within, but maybe you'll find something new. There were a handful of artists that didn't make it on my list that I feel a little… Continue

Added by Todd on January 13, 2009 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Microsoft Word Tip of the Month - January 2009

Converting Fields to Text





Summary: You can convert them to text to remove their dynamic nature. (This tip works with Microsoft Word 6, Word 95, Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, and Word 2003.)





Special fields have a great number of uses in Word. You already know that you can use fields to insert everything from the date and time to summary information for a document. There may be times, however, when you don't want to use a field for… Continue

Added by Bryan on January 13, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Heart of the Bosque



Zoom past the Bosque on I-40 or any of the other bridges during winter and the Rio Grande looks gray and dormant. However, if you take the time to chat with it up close, there's color, life, motion, and sound.



Of course, the color is muted, as is the bird chatter (until you wander far enough from the bridges), but it's there. The year-round Canadian geese nap on sandbars, or drift in the lazy current.…

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Added by Laura on January 13, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Those Lobo Women: Albuquerque's Team

THE PIT, UNIVERSITY & CESAR CHAVEZ SE--The Lobo women's basketball team fought its way back into the top 25 in the AP poll yesterday. The ESPN/USA Today poll comes out later today shows the Lobos in 27th. This is pretty exciting. I have had season tickets for Lobo basketball for decades...going back to the Stormin' Norman Ellenberger years. Oh, at… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on January 13, 2009 at 9:00am — 16 Comments

Morning Fix: A City Real & Imagined

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Added by Somegye on January 13, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

We Caught a Schipperke



Miss Melanie : Caught in the Act


We set out this week to catch a feral cat that has been causing chaos at BunnytownUSA. Our efforts have gone for naught with the cat getting most of the food and escaping unscathed. Today however, we caught a curiously hungry Schipperke instead. She was released immediately and no animals were harmed in the making of this photograph, in fact, Miss Melanie rather… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 13, 2009 at 12:01am — 7 Comments

Hope and Renewal in Barelas

I went to a party last weekend and was outed as Barelas Babe.



My identity is no secret, but once people discover this, cocktail conversations head in a predictable direction. So I spent more than a few minutes last Saturday night talking with a longtime Albuquerque realtor about changes in Barelas. When you live in a community it is easier to notice incremental changes, especially if you walk it daily. For the infrequent visitor driving… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on January 12, 2009 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

friday nite social

So this Friday I will be chillin at Sushi Gen on San Mateo and McCloud around 7pm. So if you happen to be nearby or want to sit and have some sushi you know where i'll be. If you happen to be an artist wanting to pay for your spot please come by. And remember this is a first come first serve basis so be prompt in reserving your space ahead of time. I have room for 20-25 artists so be quick.

So anybody or any artists who want to meet up and talk some shop, feel free to stop by. And we can… Continue

Added by josh jones on January 12, 2009 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

Just me and several thousand other Duke City folks

This seems easy to use and a good way to get some ideas out there.

Added by Morgan Smith on January 12, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Little Drive and Some Retail Therapy

I should have brought my camera with me on Friday. Our doctor is in Los Lunas and so the drive is a little epic. On Friday I drove down through Isleta Pueblo. I love to see all of the fields. The best part is the restored marshland on the south end of the drive. In the spring it is full of red-winged black birds clinging to the cattails.

On Friday there were no birds, it was still just lovely



I drove back through Peralta. The… Continue

Added by mombat on January 12, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Top 7 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant

1. They are all business. Your Virtual Assistant will support your needs, not the other way around.

2. You’re in control. Your working relationship is based upon a contractual agreement whereby you state in no uncertain terms what you expect.

3. Professional rapport. Your Virtual Assistant is in the entrepreneurial boat, too. They work at home, market their services, prospect for clients, and provide a service just like you do.

4. Cost savings. You can hire a VA from anywhere on… Continue

Added by Bryan on January 12, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Mota-vated

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Added by Somegye on January 12, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

The Tale of the Escaped Dog, but Not Really About the Dog

A brunch was interrupted this morning as a black and white heeler mix came bounding toward us this morning as we got into the car. Excited, playful, skittish, certainly friendly - we waylaid him long enough to get a phone number off of his collar, and then off he ran, not comfortable with being caught quite yet. We followed the dog to the Ridgecrest drive median and that's where the story begins.



But lest ye think this is the typical… Continue

Added by Alexis on January 11, 2009 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Concealed Weapons

I sometimes think the WILD WEST is more dangerous a place to live than where I grew up (North Florida) but this N.Florida bar brawl story with attached comments by local Jacksonvillians, reminds me how Lynyrd Skynyrd had such great material for writing their songs in North Florida. Ditto Molly Hatchett and 38. Special.



Great… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 11, 2009 at 1:35pm — 3 Comments

UPDATED: Get Organized: Shred Your Unwanted Papers, CDs, Etc.

Get a head start on becoming more organized in 2009 by decluttering your home and/or office of shreddable items at no cost. The event is free and an effort to highlight Get Organized (GO) Month, an annual January event sponsored by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) dedicated to raising the awareness of the benefits of organization and of hiring a professional organizer. The event is… Continue

Added by Kelly on January 11, 2009 at 1:34pm — No Comments

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