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The Sunday Poem: Joy Harjo... Letter to Lawson or We Were There When Jazz Was Invented

Joy Harjo will be the headliner for the next Duende Poetry Series program on Sunday, June 13 at 3 p.m. at the Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas. Reading with her will be Albino Carrillo, a UNM graduate and a nominee for the prestigious Pushcart Prize in poetry (2008). Albino, by the way, is the twin brother of DCF contributor Rudolfo Carrillo. Wow.



If you have never… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 6, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

The FREE PORCH and other HOT memories

HOT Days like today's with a considerable dry heat take me back to our first years in New Mexico where we were such novice 'renters', we did not realize a swamp cooler was supposed to have water in it...Thanks Mr. Landlord. 23 years ago this weekend on a cool and beautiful day (followed by thunderstorms the next day) my wife, Debra Landau, and I were married atop our roof on Princeton S.E. in an eclectic ceremony performed by the head tribal Medicine Woman of Isleta Pueblo (pre-Casino… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 5, 2010 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Duke City Dames meet Luscious Liberty Ladies

Caution! This spring five of New York's biggest bump 'n' grind stars have highway fever! The super-star team of Anita Cookie, Clams Casino, Darlinda Just Darlinda, GiGi LaFemme and Minnie Tonka are hitting the road for DANGEROUS CURVES AHEAD: BURLESQUE ON THE GO-GO! With a squeal of tires and a cloud of glitter, they're leaving behind the Big Apple with the top down and their tassels twirling! And they're taking Albuquerque by storm for just one night along with many of New Mexico’s top… Continue

Added by Burlesque Noir on June 5, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Recovery Cat 6.5.2010

It's also very difficult to blame others when we're using I-Statements. They force us to take responsibility for what we're thinking and feeling, which protects others from our blame, guilt and judgment.

I-Statements…

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on June 5, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Happy Anniversary, Albuquerque

Today is the second anniversary of my arrival in my new home town, Albuquerque!

And I've never looked back (except to curse the heat in Phoenix).

I'm so very grateful for all the wonderful things that have happened here - great new friends, awesome live music, cultivating my massage practice, all the learning and culture that has flowed to me.

The southwest is where I plan to lay my bones down.

Very grateful I took the chance to come here.

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on June 4, 2010 at 7:54am — No Comments

Morning Fix - Kobe's Mind

  • Hold your appetite, now there's a food festival of sorts to coincide with Balloon Fiesta.
  • Gathering of Nations' one-year "outdoor experiment" is officially over. More importantly,…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 4, 2010 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

A Great Way to Celebrate

Buca Di Beppo was our night out with family last Saturday. We were with a group of 16 people and Buca Di Beppo handled it wonderfully. This is really a great place to take a party. Their food is great and some of their drinks are right on the spot. Each couple… Continue

Added by ABQ City Girl on June 4, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Beautiful "Nonsence" of J. Lynn Johnson's Art

J. Lynn Johnson's retrospective show at Revlis promises to be magnetic: I know because personally I haven't been able to forget Lynn's style since I first saw her work on a postcard stuck on Kris Mills' refrigerator years ago. This week I also had the opportunity to sit down with Lynn to talk about her work at Milton's, one of my favorite… Continue

Added by lisa gill on June 4, 2010 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Fremont problem

Just found out that Fremont's is now open from 10:00 to 14:00. They struggled for a while and the shift to 4-hour work days is a bad omen. Besides, who can go grocery shopping in the morning? I expect an imminent collapse. Considering that they were the only source of British pies in the whole town, it will be bad.

Added by Pete Zaitcev on June 3, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

What happened to Michael Kelting?

I've grown to enjoy Micheal Kelting's weather segments on KOB. He was there last week. Now he is gone. There is no longer evidence of his existence on the KOB website. Affiliates like to do that....one day they are on air. Then they are gone.
Anyone know anything?

Added by me myself on June 3, 2010 at 6:58pm — 18 Comments

Beneficial Farms CSA Now in Albuquerque

Beneficial Farms Community Supported Agriculture is now accepting members in Albuquerque. Weekly distribution to members will begin on Friday, June 25 from 4-6 pm at the La Montanita Coop Warehouse at 3361 Columbia NE. Beneficial Farms CSA works with up to 40 regional farms each year and offers abundant, affordable weekly shares of fresh fruit and vegetables and other local and regionally produced foods to its members year round. All produce is grown with sustainable chemical free methods.… Continue

Added by Beneficial Farms on June 3, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

Morning Fix - Broken Soldiers

  • (Go see Matt Pond PA June 19th at Corazon in Santa Fe)
  • State Supt. of Schools does not recommend implementing a West Side School District. Of course, she doesn't recommend NOT implementing one, either.
  • Best Primary Election wrap up can be found…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 3, 2010 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix - The Fix is In

  • (Go see Sage Francis on June 12th at the Sunshine Theater)
  • Get the latest on the Primary Election results and recaps here. (And think about donating, too.)
  • The Washington Post…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 2, 2010 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - Vote Today, Dammit

  • (And, yes, I know I embedded that same song before, but it's THAT good. It's my Summer jam.)
  • NMI recaps NM and Albuquerque jobless rates for April. (Also, have I mentioned that you can donate to NMI by clicking…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 1, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Grandpa's War Memories

Today I am reading through the transcripts from tapes my grandfather sent to my mother over 30 years ago. My mom had asked him to tell his story and he became obsessed with the telling. He sent her no less than 5 tapes per week for over 10 weeks. My mom, ever the stenographer, typed everything out as best she could considering his nasally, twangy, Kentucky drawl and the constant manner in which he dropped consonants.



He begins the telling just before boot camp and the how’s and why’s… Continue

Added by Natalie on May 31, 2010 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Sweet Little Ruby



A few weeks ago, my mother found a stray dog wandering around her front yard. It was a scruffy little dog. With the help of my brother-in-law, my mother coaxed the dog in her back yard so that she could give it some water and food and check her tags. It was apparent the dog was blind and obviously scared.



My mom gave her water and she gulped it down like she hadn’t had a drink in a while. My brother-in-law checked her tag on her… Continue

Added by Adelita on May 31, 2010 at 1:00pm — 21 Comments

Happy Memorial Day to all our Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters

joseph francis hartzer, jr.



J.F.Hartzer,Jr.



Captain, USMC; WWII era:South Pacific





THE PERFECT FATHER



Making peace that's the hardest part

the most difficult phase

the last part of the struggle



When I can admit to my deep down woundedness

I am touched I am opened

I am ready then

for that rescue copter to come

to touch down

to lift me from the field

to take me to that healing… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on May 31, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Morning Fix - Daze Off

  • Something out of Hollywood's old west meets some weird sort of high school - level maturity. Read the comments as well... (Also, have you donated to NMI to help support their not-for-profit online brand of journalism yet?)
  • Wow,…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on May 31, 2010 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Remembering Dennis Hopper

Having been an Easyrider fan it was quite the treat when we started seeing Dennis Hopper around town. I even did a blog post last fall on what I observed him have for breakfast at the Flying Star. He and his lovely wife and a small entourage sat next to Karla and I on the back patio of the Rio Grande Star. He's really a beautiful man.



I was able to snap this photo of Hopper last July at the Albuquerque Film Festival awards ceremony.… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on May 30, 2010 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Loving Life in Albuquerque

I'm grateful, every day, to be living in New Mexico! It's almost been 2 years now (June 4th is the anniversary), and I've never regretted moving "out west".



I'm delighted with my growing, thriving massage therapy practice, the clients and friends I've met, and with working on my Masters' degree here.



And I'm excited about all the great live music happening in town - Crosby Stills & Nash tomorrow night, Robert Plant in a few weeks, Sonny Landreth playing at the… Continue

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on May 30, 2010 at 8:15am — No Comments

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