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La Bajada Lawyer

I just finished reading La Bajada Lawyer by the local author and lawyer Jonathan Miller. The book was well written and did not stick to a simple plot line.

For anyone who likes a mystery that includes politics, local scenery with color, and the law this is a good book to read. I found a copy on the local author’s table at the Barnes & Noble bookstore outside the mall. I like the fact that Mr. Miller has strong female characters who clearly show intelligent.

Added by Mary Jane Collins on September 12, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

State Fair Mini Donut Disaster

I went to the fair today. Just across from the 4H animal exhibits under the big red roof, I saw what I thought was a Tom Thumb Donuts stand. Yippee! My heart sang an aria. Closing in on the booth, I noticed that it was actually a "Tom Toms" Donuts. Hmmm.... okay. Is this like one of those 7-Eleven versus 7 To 11 things?

No matter, we got in line. On approaching the machine, I noticed that it wasn't one of those cool Tom Thumb spirals.… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on September 12, 2009 at 7:00pm — 21 Comments

Using "The Dad Voice" as a Rhetorical Tool: Day 8 as a T.A.

As I've mentioned, I received a Teaching Assistantship from UNM to cover my tuition in the Creative Fiction MFA program there. Calling it an assistantship is not quite right. Unlike other departments, where a professor lectures and a TA administers tests and grades homework, in the English department, TAs are on the front lines, with the first year TAs teaching freshman composition (which we do in exchange for our tuition.) I've been posting updates on the teaching over at the the… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on September 11, 2009 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Short Week, Short Fix


Added by mateoism on September 11, 2009 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Social Amnesia.

I suffer from it. I intend to go, do, participate, and at the moment of action, I've forgotten. Well, I forget some of the times. Other times I use "OH NO! I forgot all about it!" to mask some other reason, usually some kind of misfit feeling that discourages from being around other people. No offense, strangers, but sometimes you just don't cut it, not even for this party-lovin' señorita.

As it turns out, I find that I'm not the only one who occasionally *wants* to do something but… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on September 10, 2009 at 10:09pm — 6 Comments

A fun time was had by all!

I wrote a blog for the tourists, and it has been a few days and another post since then, but after sleeping on it for several nights I feel very compelled to share with all the DCFers the really fun time a bunch of us innkeepers had a week ago past last Wednesday. We needed to have a meeting, but no one really wanted to, so someone decided to plan with the Albuquerque Trolley Company and they gave 30 of us a special tour of the town.… Continue

Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on September 10, 2009 at 4:17pm — 2 Comments

Hodge Podge Catch Up

Since I can't seem to light on one topic to fill up a whole post, I'm going to flit around like a tarantula hawk wasp from elm tree to ground to sage. Here's the summary: OMG!!PECOS!!PONIES!!! - Sandias - OMG!TOADS!!! - Apples.


Ah, the Pecos. I covered a hike in the Pecos not too long ago. But why hike when you… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on September 10, 2009 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Council Passes Nob Hill Traffic Lights Bill 8-0

DOWNTOWN--The Albuquerque City Council passed Councilor Rey Garduño's resolution requiring the installation of traffic lights in Nob Hill last night. Councilor Don Harris had moved to defer action for two weeks, but this motion was defeated and the resolution passed without opposition. The resolution states that the signals are to be installed "on or before November 15th, 2009, so as to be in place for the holiday shopping season." The traffic… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 10, 2009 at 8:14am — 21 Comments

Morning Fix: Burn Him!!!!

  • For those of you headed north this afternoon, have a fun and safe Zozobra! In case you didn't know, you can take the Rail Runner there and back. The last train leaving Santa Fe (#521) has been moved from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for the event. Note that train #521 only goes as far south as the Downtown Albuquerque station.
  • Can't/won't make it to Zozobra? Not to worry,…

Added by mateoism on September 10, 2009 at 6:30am — 5 Comments


To my dearest,

I am no longer the colorful girl who left you.

I am now the woman I am.

Whether or not that is the woman who will make you leave the person you are with… it is not for me to sway.

I am a miserable character who plays a part in your history.

Should you write a memoir, there would be a vacant memory of me: The older woman who told you that you act like a child and treated me like Jocasta, your Oedipal mother wife.

My foolishness blinded me like… Continue

Added by Christine Casaus on September 10, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Rail Runner Lobo Stop Being Readied for Opener

Rail Runner's latest stop — The Lobo Stop at Avenida César Chávez — is being readied for the football home opener this Saturday. Spoke with a Rail Runner official and the plan is to shuttle people to the game from this stop. Afterwards, passengers will be shuttled to the downtown station. I actually like this as it allows fans to have dinner and drinks afterwards. Hopefully, a late train will be available both north and… Continue

Added by ABQDWELL on September 9, 2009 at 3:05pm — No Comments

I Remember When, Episode 1

The year was 1994. I had been in Albuquerque less than a year, and at the time of today's short tale my Duke City experience was nine to 10 months old. How do I know this? I just found my "thought books" (blank page artsy-type journals about 5" by 8.5" in dimension) up in the crawl space above the garage (when I was rearranging and reconfiguring the plastic bins of toddler clothes). My thought books are two in… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on September 9, 2009 at 9:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Hungry & Speechless in burQue

  • Hungry? I mean, really hungry? Your appetite could earn you $3,000 at the NM State Fair this year!
  • In other food news, a new benefit for UNM faculty/staff members. Go for the GOLD!
  • Some dreams do come true!…

Added by mateoism on September 9, 2009 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

What did you find when you visited?

There's a list of member organizations (with links) on the Albuq. Center for Peace & Justice website:

Directory of PAJOLA Members

Some of interest might be:
Middle East Peace & Justice Alliance
Coalition to Stop 30 Billion to Israel

Added by Michelle Meaders on September 9, 2009 at 2:19am — No Comments

The Race for Mayor: Deconstructing the Signage

NOB HILL--If you want to know how the campaigns are going, just look at the signs...the yard signs, that is. They give a pretty good idea of the different directions these two candidates are heading. I have not seen any signs for the third candidate, Richard Berry.

Richard Romero Flies the Red, White, & Blue

What can be said about the Romero yard signs? First of all, the red, white, & blue colors seem to reflect a… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 8, 2009 at 12:07pm — 19 Comments

Morning Fix: The Hangover


Added by mateoism on September 8, 2009 at 6:30am — 13 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Cathy Arellano... West Mesa Women

I’m a resident of Burque’s South Valley. I write about growing up brown, coming out queer, and living as true as I can which is kinda crooked. I write to re-member my family, hand-me-down shared rentals, window glass crumb-filled streets, dive bars, and other ignored people, places, and things. Also, I write to understand this new place that reminds me of home, San Francisco’s Mission District, and makes me feel like an outsider at the same… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on September 6, 2009 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Special Olympics NM looking for more enthusiastic thrill-seekers

Special Olympics NM is looking for more enthusiastic thrill-seekers to go Over the Edge and rappel on Friday, Sept. 25.

This is the first annual event and several dozen folks have signed up already; however there is room for 80 on the ropes and we'd certainly like more.

You must commit to raising the minimum amount by Friday, Sept. 18. If you have a network, as I do, it shouldn't be too hard. Your friends, family and colleagues would rather see you do it than brave the… Continue

Added by Jane S. Blume on September 3, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

I viewed some rappelling videos today...

I viewed some Over the Edge rappelling videos today from another city, and I'm not sure I should have:

One rappeller jumped far away from the side of the building as he descended; another one almost turned upside down. That really scared me.

(And the view 200 feet down to the street... !)

But the final segment showed a TV reporter going down smoothly. It gave me more courage.

It's a good thing I'm taking those free classes at Stone Age Climbing… Continue

Added by Jane S. Blume on September 3, 2009 at 5:44pm — No Comments

News Flash: Mayor Martin Chavez will go Over the Edge for Special Olympics

NEWS FLASH: Mayor Martin Chavez has agreed to rappel down the side of the NM Bank and Trust Building on Media Day, Thursday, Sep. 24:.

He'll be the first to go down at 12:15 p.m.

One of his rivals in the mayoral race, former Sen. Richard Romero, has also agreed to go Over the Edge; I'll announce his time as soon as I know it.

We've got several other media people lined up also: Bill Anderson, GM for KRQE 13 and KASA Fox 2... Megan… Continue

Added by Jane S. Blume on September 3, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

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