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Taurid Meteor Shower

JUSTin from SpaceWeather.com:->TAURID METEOR SHOWER: The annual Taurid meteor shower is underway and it could be a good show. 2008 is a "swarm year" for the Taurids. Between Nov. 5th and 12th, Earth is due to pass through an unusually dense swarm of gritty debris from parent comet 2P/Encke. When a similar encounter happened in 2005, sky watchers observed a slow drizzle of midnight fireballs for nearly two weeks.… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on November 6, 2008 at 11:41am — 3 Comments

only my mother could bring me to tears with so few words

an email she sent out this morning:



"Hi my dearest family & friends:



Like all of you, I have such a great sense of joy and hope now that Obama has been elected president. It reminds me of the feelings I had at 2 different times in history when Kennedy was president and Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech at the March on Washington.



When I was 16 in 1962, going to high school at Roswell High School in New Mexico, I frequently would stay after school to play… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on November 6, 2008 at 11:05am — 4 Comments

Photography, Radio Requests and climbing the charts

It is a busy week for me here at Chroma Studios. I am getting ready for our photography show this Friday night which I am really excited about. There is some amazing photography coming in. The show is going to be fun as there are a lot of new faces that I am going to get to chat with.

Secondly I have to prepare CD packages for mail out this afternoon. I have 3 radio stations across the country that have requested "Space Travel" for them to play on their stations. The stations are in… Continue

Added by aaron lewis on November 6, 2008 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Messenger of the Air

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Added by Somegye on November 6, 2008 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Desert Gardeners Please Help



I'm ecstatic about the large cactus garden and huge potted cacti at our new place. We have two five foot tall barrel cacti in our entry greenhouse, and just off the patio is a large elevated garden of tree cholla, prickly pear covered in purple fruit, yucca and a beautiful and as yet unidentified succulent ground cover. I am committed to helping these things flourish under my watch. We finally got a few… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on November 5, 2008 at 8:51pm — 3 Comments

About Werewolves, Balding Men and Making Lemonade



Would balding, middle-aged men like to be werewolves at night if it meant they could have hair for a few more hours?



My youngest thinks so. One evening this past week, my husband was in the back yard with our son when they heard some howling in the distance. To tease my son, my husband starting making up a wild scenario about the howling - perhaps it was a werewolf, and wasn't it coming from the direction of his school? Maybe it was his… Continue

Added by Lisa Abeyta on November 5, 2008 at 7:52pm — 5 Comments

sketch jam

Who wants to do a sketch jam? Get a big spot, get a couple of live models and get back to basics. Set up some tables and just have a good old art time. A $5 dollar donation from the artists that would go to renting our space and to the models for their time. So grabs your pens and beers, wines and cheeses, and let's get out and do some art. Let me know if you're interested an i will set it up. Give some input on what day, what time, and any advice. www.myspace.com/theangryyears or… Continue

Added by josh jones on November 5, 2008 at 5:53pm — 9 Comments

Post election thoughts

I'm not really sure what to say.



I think I have to start by saying that, I know that I am outspoken, loud-mouthed and even insulting at times, especially when it comes to politics. I think that the reason for that, ultimately, is that I do actually love this country in so many ways, and I have been so upset seeing what has happened to it in the past eight years. It has been hard to feel that the country I live in is not mine, that I don't get a say in what happens and how. I am sorry… Continue

Added by brian botkiller on November 5, 2008 at 4:34pm — 2 Comments

Post - Election Poetics....

Well, it seems a new wind is sweeping our aching land - positivity is once again an option. In a real sense, we all as citizens and as human beings are reborn this day. Once again we can be truly accountable for our actions, because they have been shown to mean something! What began as a fragile hope has grown into sanity and positive action. As Obama emphasizes over and over, what happens from now on really does depend on us. All of us behaving well, caring, and taking action every day to… Continue

Added by zoodeb on November 5, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Go Tell Your Mama - It's Obama! (campaign signs in a post election world)

Wow! There were so many times in the past eight years that I thought a positive change to the national political scene was going to be impossible without a total breakdown of the system, a complete dismantling and even civic revolution. Last night, watching a new, young, charismatic leader accept the Presidency Elect of our country I was (thankfully) proved wrong.



Barack Obama and his brilliant campaign team have, I believe, changed the election process for the future of America.… Continue

Added by Crista on November 5, 2008 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

The Day After

What an unbelievably historic election!!! Throughout the night I thought about my personal political journey, my belief system and values. You could say that my beliefs were literally formed around the kitchen table. I thought about what Barelas Babe posted a few weeks ago.



Political discussions were common with my family. I remember my mother, my aunt and… Continue

Added by Adelita on November 5, 2008 at 9:48am — 17 Comments

Come see my paintings this First Friday! Nov 7


Hey y'all arte-querqians,

I am showing paintings for the first time in Albuquerque - so please feel free to come on by Matrix Fine Art anytime this month, and let me know what you think! And, thank you America for coming to our senses!!! Viva Obama!

Added by zoodeb on November 5, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

what Obama means to a girl who grew up with Bush

I'm 20.



I was born in 1988. I remember when Clinton was elected in 1992 because my mother told me that it was the first time in her life she's voted for a presidential candidate who won.



I didn't have any political awareness until late elementary school, when we had a model United Nations, and even then the only issues I knew anything about were international-- we talked about nuclear issues worldwide, Tibet, and the Iraq and Saddam Hussein.



I didn't get any… Continue

Added by Nora on November 5, 2008 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Ah, Hell

Added by Somegye on November 5, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Looking Forward to Change!

I watched, as most people did, the progress of the polls tonight. Wavering between mail biting and breath taking excitement. The end results seemed apparent to me early on, but some strange superstition made me afraid to celebrate until I heard the declaration that Barack Obama will indeed be the 44th U.S. president.



I am not ashamed to say my eyes watered, my hands trembled, I jumped -literally- for joy. How amazing it is to be part of this historical event.



This has been… Continue

Added by Dawn Allynn on November 4, 2008 at 10:33pm — No Comments

the day is HERE

VOTE.




GO NOW.

Added by brian botkiller on November 4, 2008 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Your Short Life: Today, Tonight, & Tomorrow

NOB HILL--If you are under 40, you have never voted for any president that wasn't a Clinton or a Bush. If you are voting for the first time, you weren't even alive before the Bush and Clinton years. Those years divided America right down the middle: a 50-50 split filled with some of the worst of American politics. Year after year we put up with the other half of our country...all the time wondering how they ever got to be so stupid, so gullible, or so… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 4, 2008 at 9:00am — 21 Comments

Morning Fix: Before You Know It

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Added by Somegye on November 4, 2008 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

The night before.

Good god, I never expected to feel this antsy.

Chez put it well. Tomorrow is a bigger day than even I have allowed myself to believe. I'm hoping my fellow citizens heed the words of the Godfather tomorrow, for the good of us all.

Holy crap, I am so crashing someone's election party, if only for the human companionship.

Added by Jessie on November 3, 2008 at 10:53pm — No Comments

It's Time for Change



I come to Duke City Fix often despite my busy schedule because I believe it's important to participate in this community. And, I will continue to participate even if you give me the honor of serving in Congress. I know that direct political appeals are sometimes frowned upon in this community, but I wanted to share the following note I just sent to my supporters because this is one of the… Continue

Added by Martin Heinrich on November 3, 2008 at 2:00pm — 35 Comments

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