I remember, we were playing tackle football at Tingley Park. Many years ago one of the radio stations conducted a contest of sorts. You listened to the radio, might have been KQUE? Periodically they would give out clues to the location of a hidden token of some sort. Over the span of a few days someone eventually found the token and I don't remember what you did with it. I imagine that you turned it in for some sort of prize. Anyway, this was later on when I was… Continue
Adult Summer Softball is right around the corner and somehow my favorite cousin Donna convinced me to play again. It will be fun and we might even win a few but if we don't, SO WHAT! Playing with the girls and having a beer after is all the fun I need.
She also asked me to put out the word and see if we can find a few women to play on our team. It is a recreational team that will… Continue
You might have noticed down at the bottom of the Duke City Fix homepage, a little section called "Featured Members." A recent version of Ning (the system behind DCF) made this functionality possible, and so we're going with it.
How to get featured
We're not really sure exactly, so it's hardly scientific.
Maybe an interesting profile photo will do the trick. Or perhaps just looking oddly… Continue
I think one of my favorite things about New Mexico is the Prarie Dogs. My first encounter with these cute little furballs was during my first visit to ABQ, where I suddenly had to swerve across a lane of traffic on Tramway to avoid splattering a couple of (pups?) who we're obliviously darting back and forth along the side of the road. Since then, my only experience with Prarie Dogs are the ones they have in the Corale up at the Santa Fe Jackalope... Until now.
I participated in my first “cut-out” this weekend. A “cut-out” is beek slang for removing a colony of bees that have taken up housekeeping in an unwanted location, as in this case, the ceiling of someone’s front porch. Honeybees need dark and dry places to build a nest and make a new colony and the inside of our frame-stucco walls and ceilings are almost ideal for their needs. Scout bees are truly amazing in their ability to find the smallest… Continue
Okay, this is the first time that I have posted a "blog" and I am not sure exactly what a blog is. So, I will start witha brief description of myself so that I can see what a"blog post" looks like. Please bear with me.
I was born and raised in Albuquerque. I was born in a hospital that was later converted to church that used to be across the street from Albuquerque High School. The old Albuquerque High that was on Broadway and Central. The hospital was across Broadway on the North… Continue
Being Hispanic but not Catholic always brings a confused look when I say that I was raised Presbyterian. But being a New Mexican means that certain traditions transcend religion. We always make Torta de Huevo for Easter. It is a dish that is traditionally made for Lent, but we eat it in quantity on Easter. If you don’t know what Torta de Huevo is, it can best be described as a kind of egg fritter floating in home made…
...and I mean game for the fight. I like his tone in this video and he's doing exactly what he should when confronted by smears from the right... shine the light on exactly who they are and what they stand for. Heinrich respects his audience's intelligence and doesn't need sleeze.
she steps into the light;
her shadow stretches toward me and touches my face
the blackness reaches all the way back to Zimbabwe; Rhodesia;
filled with voices, movement, cries
she moves and I am hypnotized
she sings and I am transported
she howls and I am connected
through her feet
to bloodstained earth.
I once made a friend online. We were talking about world views, and in the middle of it be apologized and said "I'm sorry, occupational deformation". When I asked what that meant, he said that in France they often use that phrase as a disclosure to any potential biases -stating that one's occupation distorts their way of thinking.
Well, last night I dreamed about water -again. I dreamed that we were on one of the islands, sitting in the shallow water as we watched cruise ships… Continue
Added by Heaven on March 22, 2008 at 2:00pm —
As I walked to breakfast at the Nob Hill Flying Star today I was struck by the creative and wacky souls that I'm surrounded by here in Albuquerque. The first thing I saw made me laugh out loud; a woman was walking her pet turtle in her front yard! I'm always slow on the uptake with asking folks if I can take a photo so now I'm stuck without a picture to remember the fabulous red yarn harness she fashioned… Continue
It's the perennial question of paramedicine. Funny thing is, it's not always the worst things that get you. It's the stuff that's somewhere in the humdrum middle of the pack, that large crop of calls that aren't awful or funny or strange enough to even warrant discussion around the end-of-shift table. It's the everyday grind of what human beings do to themselves and each other--out of fear and ignorance and pettiness and loss… Continue
$100,000 for police to spy on bus stops. Anyone willing to bet they can turn those things on ANY time they want to sneak a peek at who's going where and when? Are the bus stops really THAT dangerous? Yesterday: major traffic intersections; today: bus stops;… Continue