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And Now, A Breakfast Experience, In Memoriam

There are restaurants of all ilk, possessing personalities all their own- like the ones where the chefs come out in their whites to yuk it up with the clientele. And of course, there's the kind that have rude waitstaff as part of their schtick. I like those. I have patronized dining establishments that were true "neighborhood… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 6, 2010 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: The Voters Speak


Added by Adelita on January 6, 2010 at 6:16am — 8 Comments

The Two Whos on life's little things -- "Extreme hair cut"

From the Two Whos

Mary Oliver has a beautiful poem describing how our attention changes our perception of the ‘perfect’ Lily…how ‘perfection’ is an illusion, as well as is an imperfection (see bellow). When things get a little ‘unexpected’, look at the ‘light’…see the way …. and the veil of perfection and imperfection will fall away. Yun has experienced it over the weekend.

Yun gets a hair cut once in while… Continue

Added by yun li on January 5, 2010 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

In Memorium: DCF Poet Maisha Baton... July 2,1938 - Dec. 27, 2009

Albuquerque poet Maisha Baton died on December 27th of cancer. She had spent the last few months with her daughter and family in Pittsburgh, PA. She was 71.

Maisha was featured in the Duke City Fix on April 19th in The Sunday Poem series. In that poem, FROM SHIPROCK TO ALBUQUERQUE, are the following lines:

And the only path open to us… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 5, 2010 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: Just Shooting Fireworks

  • What does a high early turnout for South Valley incorporation mean?
  • I've seen this building and I have to say, it's pretty cool.
  • Calling all veterans.…

Added by Adelita on January 5, 2010 at 6:33am — 13 Comments

Volunteer for Domestic Violence Organization.

We are looking for volunteers for our organization. We are a non-profit domestic violence agency. We always need people to do lots of diffrent things such as light office owrk to coverng the office for us when we are gone.

Please contact us @ 224-9080

Added by ALIANZA on January 4, 2010 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Of Rice Pudding and Resolutions

It is the first Monday of the New Year, and I am thinking of rice pudding and philosopher W.D. Ross. The rice pudding is easy – a jaunt to La Montañita for raisins and local eggs to mix with last night’s leftover rice for a quick and easy dessert for the progeny tonight. W.D. Ross is more complicated, as befits a philosopher.

All college… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on January 4, 2010 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix--Parenting Fail Edition

Good morning, peeps. I suppose for most of you out there it is back to the grind today. Grab a cup of coffee, like me (today drinking some Joe from Trader Joe's, damn good brew for a very reasonable $3.49 a can). Let's get to the uber depressing haps...

It's Parenting Fail Monday!!!

Stories like this one make me absolutely hate… Continue

Added by Cara on January 4, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Go! Fight! Win!

  • I'm leavin' on a jet plane...oh wait, not any more.
  • Slumlord should be forced out of his home with no place to go and should be forced to pay for rent for his former tenants.
  • A moment of silence for…

Added by Adelita on January 4, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

The Two Whos on life's little things -- "SNAP, stress relief made easy"

From the Two Whos

Have you seen the bracelets that people wear on their wrists? They are made out of rubber and often support a certain cause?

Well tonight Yun and I had a very interesting conversation that I am calling SNAP! Like “SNAP OUT OF IT! ” We both had an emotional day today…some was of our own design and some was us dealing with other people’s dramas. All of it created stress in our lives. It put us… Continue

Added by yun li on January 3, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gary Brower... Shooting With Dick Near Corpus Christi

Dick Cheney continues to insert himself into the current political debate. Poet Gary L. Brower has the former VP in his metaphoric sights as he focuses on a very real hunting trip. The Incident occurred on February 11, 2006, when then U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt. Both Cheney and Whittington called the incident an accident.

Gary Brower is one of the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 3, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

The Two Whos on life's little things - Do what heart desires

From the Two Whos:

It is Christmas Eve, every one has something to do. Cece wants to go to her Church, the traditional way of celebration. For her, going to church is time to reflect and to be quiet, to remember.

On the other hand, Yun has decided to do something that she has never done Yule time firebefore…have a bake party with her young sons. She never is a ‘bake mom” which is why she makes friends like… Continue

Added by yun li on January 2, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Last Nights Blue Moon

If you're ever going to do something once in a blue moon ... last night was your chance!!

Last night was the 2nd full moon in December ... hence A Blue Moon. It is also the last full moon on December 31 for 19 years. Enjoy!!

Added by Helen Vanderbeek on January 1, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The two whos' blog on life's little things: Mommy, this is funny

Yun has two boys. They have taught her lessens in life like no others by cracking her up laughing all the time.

When the kids were younger, one Saturday afternoon, after a week’s work, learning , laundry and cooking, Yun felt unsupported wishing things could be a little easier for her as a single mother. Yun retired herself on the couch. That day, there was a play date for the boys. As she drifted in and out between the two worlds, she heard one of her sons say: “Sssh, my mommy is… Continue

Added by yun li on January 1, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix--Happy 2010 Peeps!

As I write this is it about 3:15 in the morning and I have not gone to bed yet, but I did celebrate the new year in the company of friends, indulging in champagne at midnight and some fan-friggin-tastic ritualistic shots of brandy with sugar and coffee coated limes (it was pretty fun) and giving the kids sparkling cider and letting them crash wherever they fell. Scanning the news channels is pretty uneventful this morning.

However, KRQE did have… Continue

Added by Cara on January 1, 2010 at 3:33am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix--New Year's Eve Edition

Before I get to the haps, I would be remiss not to mention that this is the last day of the year, and the last day of the decade, as well. I began this decade as the mother of a toddler, pregnant with my second child, and am wrapping it up with four great kids. I began this decade living in St. Louis, and am ending it back home in Albuquerque. When I started this decade I was hoping to go to law school, and I still am (admittedly much closer to my… Continue

Added by Cara on December 31, 2009 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

The two whos on life's little things

When tea meets conversations, everything can happen... The two whos start a blog on Women's life, work and wellness!

Cece and Yun knew for a long time that they would work together in some kind of capacity simply because they are so different yet so similar. They talked about the “Who” the “what” and “how”….they tried other ventures with other people but it was unsatisfying. One day Yun said to Cece, “Cece! We have the Who! We… Continue

Added by yun li on December 30, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Morning Fix

What do you get when you buy a new washing machine? A dead dryer, that's what. Yes, I went to switch loads earlier and thought, "huh, I thought I started the dryer." Turned it on again and came back later to cold, wet clothes. Bummer. Anyone out there know anyone good at fixing things that are large and run on electrical power? I need help!

Wow. I want a job with the… Continue

Added by Cara on December 30, 2009 at 6:30am — 20 Comments


This week, for the first time in almost twenty years, there's going to be a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve .

Added by Jeff Hartzer on December 29, 2009 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Last two nights of River of Lights

The Aquarium opened the year we moved back to Albuquerque. It was such a treat to take my 18 month old daughter to the café and get to sit down for 15 minutes while she ate and watched the fish. When they first opened the café had mac and cheese, beans and rice and some other pre-school favorites.

When our twins were born a few years later I would take all 3 kids and we would circle the jellyfish tank. The babies would fall asleep and I would sit and watch the shark tank while they… Continue

Added by mombat on December 29, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

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