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Morning Fix--Extra Late Edition

OOPS!!!!

Whaddaya mean today isn't Sunday? But Charles is home!

Sorry peeps, I am remiss.

So let's get straight to the haps...

Long lines at Sunport? C'mon, its only Sunport. Try JFK or LAX or the dreaded ATL! Wussies.…

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Added by Cara on December 28, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Massive Ticketing Fraud on the Rail Runner?

Somewhat strange happenings on the train over the last couple of weeks makes me wonder if the RR (and taxpayers) are being cheated out of millions in lost fares:



-An agent, not a conductor and someone I did not recognize, was performing at "ticket audit" of all passengers. Said individual took your ticket and scrutinized it for about twenty seconds. No bar code scan or any other kind of cross check was observed. It seemed like most everyone in my area "passed".



-Conductors… Continue

Added by Muskrat Sam Donaldson on December 27, 2009 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

The Pause

It's early morning on the Sunday after Christmas, and I am home in Albuquerque – where I've been the better part of the last three weeks, barring quick jaunts to see family in various other parts of the country – watching the sun rise and drinking my morning tea. I am not a winter person. I vastly prefer warm to cold. And yet the bare branches across the sky have a certain austere beauty.



I haven't been doing too much thinking about, well, anything, these last few weeks. It's hard to… Continue

Added by Emily on December 27, 2009 at 8:49am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Amy Beeder... The Charges Are Stalking & Arson

All poets are dangerous, but this poet is explosive. "Powder speaks; dirt is mute." I'm starting to feel uncomfortable.



Amy Beeder is the author of Burn the Field (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, AGNI, Poetry Daily, and The Nation, among other journals. She teaches poetry at the University of New Mexico.





The Charges Are… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 27, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Umoja and the Proselytizers

I've been posting daily to my Bareleña’s Blather blog during this winter break. Today's post is about the Kwanzaa principle of Umoja and working to stay in unity even when religion is thrust upon you by door-to-door proselytizers.

Enjoy!

Added by Barelas Babe on December 26, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Morning Fix--Merry Christmas Edition!

If you live in Fringecrest, did you hear a blood curdling scream around 5:40 am? Well that was at our house, when our kids reacted the way you would expect someone who opened their door to the Publisher's Clearinghouse Prize Patrol upon opening the Wii that Grammanita got them for Christmas. We apologize for the early wake up call.



It's Christmas. What did Santa leave under your tree? My husband was amused that his mother sent him a Mary… Continue

Added by Cara on December 25, 2009 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Help With Song ID?

The other day I posted on The Family Plot Blog (http://thefamilyplot.wordpress.com/) the refrain of a song that I heard during a young man's memorial service a year ago about this time. The memorial service was for Ben Kivitz, who died at age 21 of testicular cancer, and was held at Sandia Prep. Can anyone help identify the song and the musician?



"Put the keg on my coffin and think of me ever so often, never lose this day, pray for… Continue

Added by Gail Rubin on December 24, 2009 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix--Christmas Eve Edition

My kids are sooooo excited. Panting with anticipation. What will Santa bring the Compton kids this year? We have a code process in our house, we talk about the upcoming Wii-kend, for example. It is going to be a really good Christmas I think.

Haps...



If you were thinking of getting a tramp stamp this Christmas, be sure to check out your… Continue

Added by Cara on December 24, 2009 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

Let it snow, let it snow!


A little snow before Christmas is always a good think. More of couse is better.

Added by Mary Jane Collins on December 23, 2009 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Morning Fix--Christmas Eve Eve Edition

I got a really great email yesterday from the University of New Mexico, which began... Cara, It is my pleasure to congratulate you as the winner of the UNM nomination for the Truman Scholarship. The selection committee found your achievements exemplary, and we are very happy to name you as a UNM nominee...

Wow! I am so excited. For more info on the Truman Scholarship go to www.truman.gov. It is a really a big… Continue

Added by Cara on December 23, 2009 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

A Christmas Gift From My Dad

Here is a story I wrote for my friend's blog red Ravine. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to everyone!

Added by Adelita on December 22, 2009 at 8:17am — No Comments

Getting ready to spend all of the 23rd flying back to Albuquerque from Michigan, where I've been for 10 day. My husband has to take 4 planes and I have to take 3...mercifully, I am the one that gets …

Getting ready to spend all of the 23rd flying back to Albuquerque from Michigan, where I've been for 10 day. My husband has to take 4 planes and I have to take 3...mercifully, I am the one that gets a straight flight at least to Salt Lake City. In SL City though, it's snowing. We're hoping we won't get stuck there. I'm tired of travel and ready to get back to my house. Can't wait.



I'm looking forward to spending the next 5 1/2 weeks or so eating as many green chilies as I can get my… Continue

Added by Katie Johnson on December 22, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Composition of Community Begins with the Sound of Friendship

Felix Wurman, Albuquerque’s own founder of Church of Beethoven, had the opportunity to study cello with Jacqueline du Pre, the world famous cellist taken down by multiple sclerosis (MS) in her prime. They were also friends and cello is not the only thing he learned from her. I know: because I’m lucky enough… Continue

Added by lisa gill on December 22, 2009 at 3:30am — 11 Comments

Toiling Over Tamales at Christmastide

The busiest place in South Barelas on Christmas Eve is not a church, but a temple of tamal-making – El Modelo. Longtime (and not-so-longtime) residents of Albuquerque have memories of lining up and waiting to pick up tamales to enjoy on Christmas Eve with their families. For more than a decade, we’ve joined in this tradition.



Some restaurants are more than just a place to eat – they are places where food is intertwined with memories.… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on December 21, 2009 at 3:30pm — 17 Comments

"Sara"

"Sara"
14x18" oil portrait. See this painting develop on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/wildmindgirl Follow my art blog at: http://katiejohnsonartist.blogspot.com/

Added by Katie Johnson on December 21, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix

I always feel very conversational when I blog, like I am talking with you over a cup of coffee, instead of writing while the kids sleep...so good morning peeps!

I made it through finals, managed to do minimal damage to my GPA, and plan to spend the rest of the holidays relaxed. I may catch up on "Weeds."



Here is a heartwarming tale...just in time for Christmas,… Continue

Added by Cara on December 21, 2009 at 6:30am — 13 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Maria Leyba... Las Madrecitas

Maria L. Leyba was born in The Women & Children's Hospital that once stood on Central & High. She was raised in Barelas where she still resides in her childhood home with her husband, Jerry. Presently she teaches preschool at A Child's Garden. She was born into a Mexican family of weavers & storytellers & has been writing all her life.





Las Madrecitas



Keep rising

lighting fires in

cold… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 20, 2009 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

GO LOBOS!



For the first time since 1973, the UNM Men's Basketball team have twelve straight wins to their credit...Tonight's game with the Creighton Bluejays was a squeaker. The Lobos deserve a big breath of high desert air...Go Lobos.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on December 19, 2009 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

Albuquerque in HD on ESPN

NM Bowl



New Mexico Bowl '09


Gorgeous Day here for the not-so-big opening "Bowl Game" right here in Albuquerque (ESPN). Pity east coasters getting walloped with snowage on Super Shopper Saturday...Wonder how the President moves around when the rest of DC is snowed in with BLIZZARD conditions? Time to hook Bo up to the dogsled. Can't picture the Obama Family on cross country… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on December 19, 2009 at 3:24pm — 1 Comment

Everyone's a Lobo - even if you don't have the mtn. network

In light of the Lobos starting off their season undefeated - I'm reminded why I don't like television. Since August 27, 2008 - UNM Lobo games have been broadcast on channel 616 on DIRECTV CHOICE or with a subscription to DIRECTV's Sportspack.



I'm a fan...grew up watching the Lobos on channel 13...listening to games on 770 KKOB...wishing I could go to Coop Camp - Michael Cooper was my first favorite NBA player as a kid. Anyone from Burque knows what Lobo basketball means to the city.… Continue

Added by Soy de Burque on December 16, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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