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The Sunday Poem: Gina Marie Marselle... As the Day Wore Into Itself

Sometimes the days pass slowly when you are a child. Gina Marie Marselle recalls such an afternoon with her mother. I am sure that many of the wonderful details of that time are now part of her own daughter's life. Some belong only to history...but nothing is left unnoticed.



Gina Marie Marselle is involved with the poetry slam scene, and coordinates the Open Space… Continue

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

Death Claims DCF Sunday Poet Todd Moore

The following email was forwarded to me by Lisa Gill on Friday.



Hi All.

Just heard from his son Theron that Todd Moore, our beloved 'Outlaw' poet, passed away this morning unexpectedly. No further information is available at this time and there are no plans as yet for a local memorial services.Theron says he will be buried in Northern Illinois.



Todd had a long and vibrant career as a writer and spoken word performer with…
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Added by The DitchRider on March 14, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Duke City Satiddy:Springing Ahead





"When you woke up this morning everything you had was gone." OK, things are not as bad as those Sopranos era song lyrics, but there may have to be some extra coffees had this morning to remove the sting of last night's LOBOS loss to San Diego. It's truly not the end of the world in earth-quaking clarity, but Cinderella's NCAA slipper got a little tighter around the edges. And it hurts.





So how can… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 13, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

APD TWEETS & Go LOBOS

Two items of interest on a glorious Albuquerque afternoon after a morning of snowage...

UNO:The UNM Lobos beat their first opponent in the Mountain West Conference Tourney (Las Vegas, Nevada)...They beat the Air Force Academy.

DOS:Finally there's something I can do with my Twitter Account...Which is get the latest TWEETS by the Albuquerque Police Department...oooh.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 11, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Weekend Getaway to Ojo Caliente

One of the great advantages of living in Albuquerque is how you can mix and match road trips, getaways and vacations into a uniquely New Mexico experience. Last weekend, a group of friends and I hit to road going north for a weekend escape that involved historic adobe architecture, a spa, hot springs, hiking, a taco stand, mimosas and the exploration of pueblo ruins. All of this took place just a little over two hours away from our fair city. It could… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on March 11, 2010 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

Finding Work

Like most people, regardless of where I am, I'm happy to have any job in this current economic climate. But I didn't know just how hard it was to get a job until I moved to a foreign country.



When I was back in the States getting a job was a simple process of finding a place that was hiring (or sometimes not), sending in a resume and possibly filling out an application. They'd call for an interview, and if I got the job I just had to sign a few pieces of paper and then I could start… Continue

Added by Will on March 10, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Eavesdropping

Through and around the shelves of shampoo and hair brushes filters the sound of voices. I am looking for simple brown rubber bands on a wall of scrunchies (they're baaaack!), barrettes, and sparkly things. The voices, three or four talking over each other, are louder than they need to be, but not in argument. The conversation tumbles on itself, switching from English to Spanish and back again midsentence, never settling into either for more than a phrase or two. Someone's having a PAR-teeee for… Continue

Added by Jessie on March 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Spring is Just Around the Corner, and So is April 15th.

Tax season is in full swing, and it’s time to get those tax forms off your desk and on their way. I thought I’d remind you that TaxHelp New Mexico at Central New Mexico Community College is a free tax preparation service specifically designed for people who have an income of $50,000 or less or who are 65 or older. They can help you take advantage of tax credits you might just miss if you prepare on… Continue

Added by Alexis on March 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Local Etsy Seller of the Week - insanejellyfish

(if you failed to click on the graphic above, then you missed the newest awesome video from Broken Bells self-titled album)



This edition of local Etsy seller of the week features a jeweler named Erin Higgins. Her Etsy nom de plume is insanejellyfish. I do not know her, but her designs… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 10, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Vote for Nancy Pope and help feed children in New Mexico!

Did you know, every summer the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger feeds thousands of hungry children across the state? Nancy Pope started this program a few years ago. Show your support for this program by voting for Nancy in the ConAgra Foods Champions Against Child Hunger contest.



The voting period is today thru March 19th. Everyone can vote ONE time each day from ONE computer (meaning in order to vote twice a day, you will need to use a different computer each… Continue

Added by Sarah Newman on March 10, 2010 at 9:52am — No Comments

Waste Not, Want Not (thumb's up theater review)

The whole world was lush and full of environmental consciousness the day Neal Copperman of AMP concerts invited me to join him for the premiere of Waste Her at Tricklock Company's new theater space. The week prior I had signed a lease to move into a… Continue

Added by lisa gill on March 10, 2010 at 12:20am — 3 Comments

It's Been a Looooooong Time Baby

Dear Duke City,



I left Albuquerque shortly after my last journal entry sometime in July 2008. I had already made plans to leave the city, and while it was my hope to do so riding my bicycle off into the sunset and the unknown. That didn't happen. I ended up taking a train headed West, only to return 4 months later to collect my car, load it with my remaining belongings, and then drive to San Francisco.



Should one look at one of my earlier blog entries this may seem a huge… Continue

Added by Will on March 9, 2010 at 6:47pm — 4 Comments

"Bombs Away!" Still Echoes on ABQ's West Side

NOB HILL--I always knew there were bombing ranges that were used in the training of WW2 bombardiers flying out of Kirtland Field. I just had no idea they were so close! And in case you think that we have already closed the books on that era, think again. The last time the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers detonated a left-over bomb on the west mesa was a little over three months ago. The whole story can be unsnarled by starting at the Corps of Engineers… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on March 9, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Are You Going to Pull Those Pistols or Whistle Dixie?

In my little apartment in our nation’s capital, I have a replica of a movie poster that shouts: Albuquerque! It is not the only tip of the hat to my hometown in my home away from the Duke City, but it is the one that visitors notice first, probably because it is prominently featured in my kitchen, which is where everyone ends up at some point.



This movie poster proudly proclaims that “… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on March 8, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Easy To Miss??

Albuquerque is a great place to ride a bike. We have lots of nice, sunny days and many miles of bike routes, lanes and paths that make ABQ a cycling friendly place. But there will always be room for improvement. One initiative seeking to improve cyclists' safety will be announced on Thursday, March 11, 2010. Mayor Berry will be unveiling a new cyclist/cycling awareness campaign in a press… Continue

Added by gleejb on March 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Wear and Tear

Okay, that's yet another move over and done with. It's a shame we had to goldilocks our way through this apartment community, but this time we have a winnah. This place is great. I don't even (much) mind the fact that “luxury living” still includes ugly plastic baseboard, and that the cable installers ran out of white coaxial before arriving for our appointment so that we have a decorative black border flowing along the ceiling through the living room to the den.



This last move has… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on March 7, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Harvena Richter... from The Innocent Island

Harvena Richter has lived in the same rambling adobe on Candelaria Road in Albuquerque's north valley since 1972. But the Richter family story in the Duke City begins much before that. Her father, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Conrad Richter, sold their small Pine Tree Farm in Pennsylvania and moved to Albuquerque in 1928, looking for a cure for his wife's tuberculosis. His… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 7, 2010 at 7:34am — 9 Comments

Duke City Satiddy: in Just- spring



"in just" (aka in Just- spring) by e.e. cummings was originally published in The Dial Volume LXVIII, Number 5...This is a favorite poem of mine for many reasons even if e.e. cummings can't spell balloon (as all Albuquerque-ans can). For one thing, this is a poem that, with its line breaks and placement on the page, becomes a 'literary art piece'. It can be placed like a portrait of early spring onto your wall in a… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 6, 2010 at 7:30am — 12 Comments

Looking to move to Albuquerque

I happened upon a discussion here about where to live in Albuquerque - dated 2007, I think it was. It is now 2010, of course, so I am writing to ask for advice on neighborhoods to research as we begin our research.



We are in our early 60s, newly retired. However, we are not interested in parking ourselves in a condo or gated community or a neighborhood dedicated to old folks. I may have to face condo living sometime in my future, but right now, we are looking for a single family… Continue

Added by Susan Elizabeth Michael on March 5, 2010 at 11:35am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - Cradling a Gourd

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 5, 2010 at 5:30am — 14 Comments

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