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I just re-read this poem--which I love--and I'm posting it here so I'll know where to find it


The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

by Wendell Berry

Love the quick profit, the annual raise,

vacation with pay. Want more

of everything ready-made. Be afraid

to know your neighbors and to die.

And you will have a window in your head.

Not even your future will be a mystery

any more. Your mind will be punched in a card

and shut away in a little drawer.

When they want you… Continue

Added by Laura on June 17, 2008 at 3:39pm — 3 Comments

HUGE Yard Sale Fundraiser at Z Coil Headquarters, June 28th

Our next HUGE Yard Sale Fundraiser is taking place on Saturday, June 28th, 2008. Mark your calendars now!

All proceeds benefit The Wooden Cow Gallery and Art Space, a local grassroots creative co-op devoted to promoting arts awareness, while… Continue

Added by The Wooden Cow Gallery on June 17, 2008 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Arithmetic, Population, and Energy...

Boy, this is sobering... Albert Bartlett, “Arithmetic, Population and Energy”, aka “consequences of the exponential function”. If you have the time to view these, it would be well worth it. I don't think I've come across a better presentation of what, exactly, we are… Continue

Added by Neonnoodle on June 17, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Morning Fix: #24


Added by Somegye on June 17, 2008 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

DOT commercial

Dear Staff for the Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Bureau,

This evening as I was watching KOAT news, I saw your departments' commercial about drivers looking out (twice) for motorcyclist. FANTASTIC!!!! Your team delivered the message powerfully. I thought it was visually quite influential. I hope that this commercial, and others like it (looking *AND* signaling before changing lanes!) will saturate all of the local network TV stations, airways, newspapers,… Continue

Added by pineapple_yum on June 17, 2008 at 12:30am — 22 Comments

Car For Sale

Hey Duke City Fixers! I'm selling my 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Special Ed. in order to help finance my bike tour this summer. I'm asking the Blue Book $6,800 or best offer for it. It has roughly 140,000 miles on it and has been well taken care of. It's gotten regular oil changes and has new tires. If you have any questions or would like to make an offer please call me at 505-363-2471 or just send me a message with your email/contact info. Thanks!…


Added by Will on June 16, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Lila from ABQ's own Rogue Bindis Tribal Dance Co.

The Rogue Bindis are an improvisational belly and tribal dance troup here in the Q. We were delighted to get to see Lila (pictured above) and Flo dance at a party celebrating the Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra's 75th anniversary. They were awesome!

photo © kel vick… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on June 16, 2008 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Skid Row

I don't know if I want to write about my last ride as I now have more questions than before about riding techniques. But it's better to have questions knowing that the right answer is out there some where, than to have questions without understanding, right?

Saturday night, BF and I decided to ride to our friends' house for a get-together. We live in the Northwest area and they live in the Southwest area. I figured it would be a good 'practice' ride, long enough to get experience… Continue

Added by Gemini Goddess on June 16, 2008 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

Get on board! Words ride the bus for free...

Ask and ye shall receive!

Happily, my lament over poetry on the bus this spring coincided with a renaissance of the City's competition - just announced for this summer.

Oh how do you love this City? Let's count the ways - up to 50 words, that is.

Send up to 2 poems to… Continue

Added by Mikaela Renz-Whitmore on June 16, 2008 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments


No matter how many years I’ve been in Albuquerque, it’s the happenstance that gets to me.

Over ten years ago, while waiting for a shuttle bus at the UNM South Lot, I struck up a conversation with a woman standing next to me. As we chatted, we discovered that we’d been corresponding with each other on a UNM issue over e-mail for the past month, but had never met face to face.


We laughed, and soon our… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on June 16, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Tomás, The BioPark Beekeeper

If you've ever ridden the zoo train past the BioPark's big red barn, Tomás is the guy in a mesh hat waving at you with a comb of honeybees in his hand.

Back behind the Heritage Farm at the Albuquerque Botanic… Continue

Added by chantal on June 16, 2008 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

sunday sunday so good to me...

Yesterday, I attended my favorite Sunday morning service - the effervescent and always engaging Church of Beethoven. I think of it as a church of art. It celebrates not only the richness of music and language, but honors in a sense the art of living itself. Waiting for that first cup of espresso or cappucino - each served with a graceful leaf design floating on the creamy surface - is in itself part of the rhythm and beauty of the morning. People arrive in good cheer, anticipating the events of… Continue

Added by zoodeb on June 16, 2008 at 8:34am — 1 Comment

Put your poetry on Albuquerque buses (and win a laptop while you're at it)

I love poetry. And I love public transportation.

The two are forming a happy union this summer as part of ABQ RIDE's "Poetry on the Bus" program, so the long-time local poet Mikaela Renz-Whitmore and I have decided to support the cause on Duke City Fix.

Are you a poet?

Whether you're published or… Continue

Added by chantal on June 16, 2008 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Heavy Monday


Added by Somegye on June 16, 2008 at 6:20am — 1 Comment

ABQ Pride 2008

The Pride parade celebrated the wonderful diversity of culture we have in ABQ. From Grandmas suggesting blowing instead of smoking, to happy heteros from Self Serve praising their toys and dissing fake orgasms, everything off the norm was cheered.

Hooray for Native Pride!

During this year's Pride I was mindful of the loss of Matt Bubb, one of the… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on June 15, 2008 at 11:23pm — 12 Comments


I keep forgetting to blog about my days at Talking Talons, so this post in comprised of 3 TT days and my weekend in Los Lunas.

Talking Talons: Day 2

Ashley and I got to clean the bat cages and feed them. It was awesome~ Except one of them pooped in my hair while I was cleaning the cage. Also, bat poop is really hard to get off the bottom of your shoes. At least for me. I also did some office work and some more painting.

Talking Talons: Day 3

We did… Continue

Added by Sarah on June 15, 2008 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment


There's a fabulous article on the super fab CHANTAL FOSTER in today's Albuquerque Journal [6/15/08]...Check out the online version of the article at SEE CHANTAL...Super KUDOS, oh's and ah's too.

As one who was ahead of the curve on identity theft (mine was stolen in the Orwellian year 1984)...what Chantal says in the ABQJOURNAL about web security is right on. When I registered my name as a domain name… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on June 15, 2008 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments


When my son was tiny his bedtime stalling tactics were not another drink of water or trip to the bathroom but big philosophical questions. Maybe he realized that his parents were geeks and thinking too much is family trait so this would get more mileage than other things. But, I think that his little brains just couldn't stop working. "Mom, did God make volcanoes?"

"How do they make shoes"

"Will Iris dog go to heaven""

"Why are some… Continue

Added by mombat on June 15, 2008 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Freak show @ Petroglyph National Monument

Of all the freak shows on earth, one of the strangest occurs quite regularly at the Albuquerque Volcanoes. It's the cyclical flux of bugs that make their appearance throughout the Petroglyph National Monument on Albuquerque's west side.

Over numerous hikes at the Albuquerque Volcanoes, I've witnessed oddities such as: giant furry red ants, strange swarms of caterpillars, and ground burrowing… Continue

Added by chantal on June 14, 2008 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

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