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The Sunday Poem: Tamra Hays... Starting Over

Starting over? This little poem navigates through the clutter of life. The images are so strong that a first reading hides its rigorous organization. It is powerful and lush, yet spare...not an extra word or thought anywhere. It is just a beautiful piece you can enjoy over and over again.

After teaching in the Duke City for over 20 years, Tamra Hays and her husband, Michael, began to teach in international schools. They now split their time… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 16, 2009 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Would You Wait Five Hours for Fresh-Roasted Chile?

God knows what many of us would do for a freshly-roasted batch of New Mexico chile -- but waiting five hours in the hot August sun?

That was the case today at the new Sunflower Market at San Mateo and Academy. Before I entered the store for other items, I had to visit the spectacle in the south-side parking lot: no fewer than 25 people waiting in line, all of them with shopping carts full of burlap bags of chile waiting to be roasted. Some… Continue

Added by Don Brown on August 15, 2009 at 6:45pm — 6 Comments

Have you seen this surfboard? Church of Beethoven sign has gone missing.

The Church of Beethoven’s surfboard has disappeared. If you’ve attended one of the Sunday morning concerts, either at the Filling Station on 4th or at the C of B’s new home at the Factory on 5th, you’ve seen it—the yellow surfboard with Beethoven painted on it.

But now it’s been stolen. Felix Wurman, Church of… Continue

Added by E Cline on August 15, 2009 at 12:09pm — 3 Comments

What is this plant?

I'm sure there's a forum for this but I'm not sure where. My sister found this camping in the Jemez. Anyone know what it is?

Added by Dick Chingadero on August 15, 2009 at 8:40am — 3 Comments

Carpet Cleaning SCAM Casing houses

Hi Folks,

Thanks for the great site! I live in the fringecrest area, near Smith and Ridgecrest. I've been broken into and have stopped people from breaking into neighbors houses, so like most people here I keep a vigilant eye out.

Today a couple of guys were sitting on my fence smoking. It looked like they were casing houses. I approached them and they said they were waiting for their boss and showed me some sketchy flyers in their pockets. (They didn't tell me what they… Continue

Added by C Gallegos on August 14, 2009 at 1:56pm — No Comments

The REAL reason I live in NM

This afternoon I was driving down north 4th and it hit me. The real reason I live in New Mexico.

For several weeks now, at the Walmart on Coors Bypass there's been caution tape around a wall of shopping carts, and off in the corner a propane tank and a blackened metal cage.

But today, there was the aroma of fresh roasted green chile. I'd venture to say that there are few, if any, other locales in the U.S. that have a comparable aroma announcing a season. You don't smell… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on August 13, 2009 at 9:00pm — 32 Comments

Laundry day

Normally, laundry day is nothing to blog about. But I was so inspired by Carrie's Eco-Therapy post earlier today that I couldn't possibly see laundry like I usually do--a chore to get through as quickly as possible. So after work, I took my time, hanging items on drying racks inside, and saving the best for last, the laundry lines outside.…


Added by Laura on August 13, 2009 at 8:53pm — 6 Comments

Project New West: Exploring the American West

I"m fortunate to be able to drop in at Project New West's Summit in Denver. The Western states are experiencing a second great "boom," populations doubled in the last 20 years. Today the west is quickly developing its own political ethos based on the connection between individual opportunity, diversity and the need for communities to come together against common challenges around water, energy and smart growth.

Other topics:

T. Pickens championing natural gas driven 18… Continue

Added by Tim Keller on August 13, 2009 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

RIP... Les Paul Dies at 94

Les Paul was not only the inventor of the electric guitar, but one of the founding pioneers of multi-track recording. Music, as we know it today, wouldn't exist if not for Les Paul. RIP!

Added by Master of Disaster on August 13, 2009 at 11:24am — 2 Comments


Just got back from a morning of weeding the peppers at Los Poblanos Organics (LPO). As an LPO workshare member in their community supported agriculture program, I get my weekly box of produce half off the regular price in exchange for 2.5 hours of work on their farm in the north valley. It's a screaming deal -- I get to meet great people from all walks of life, burn some calories and get my hands in the earth once a… Continue

Added by Carrie on August 13, 2009 at 11:22am — 8 Comments

Why am I going "over the edge" for Special Olympics NM?

Why would a widowed (October '07), new grandmother (April '09) rappel down a 210-ft, 14-story building in downtown Albuquerque on Friday, September 25 to help raise funds to support the sports competition and training programs for NM Special Olympics athletes?

It started back in April, when I was asked (as a professional PR person) to help with the pubicity and promotion for Over the Edge. The whole concept intrigued me from the start.

I've also been in a different frame… Continue

Added by Jane S. Blume on August 12, 2009 at 3:02pm — 2 Comments

Feeling the Duke City Love -- Climate Action Plan Town Hall meetings

Love the Duke City? Want to have a say in how neighborhoods, buildings, energy and food shapes our community? Then head on out to one of the many City of Albuquerque town hall meetings being held this August to see the fruits of a mammoth, year-long project called the City of Albuquerque's Climate Action Plan.

The Climate… Continue

Added by Carrie on August 12, 2009 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

For the rest of you who know and love this song...

Yay! I know I've looked for Neil Young's "Albuquerque" on You Tube before, so I could post to it. I obviously haven't done that search since sometime before last spring, though.

Here you go,… Continue

Added by Laura on August 11, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Photo Essay

My friend, he's sort of out there. Anyway, he is going to go on a tour of several cities and do a photo essay. The subject: BATHROOMS. Hopefully they all have Bathroom fans that work! LOL! So if you know of some interesting or unusual bathrooms in Albuquerque, please leave me a note with the address. I will compile a list and see if he sees fit to take a picture.

Added by Lincoln Builds on August 11, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

With Robby at the Sewage Treatment Plant

SOUTH VALLEY, ABQ--I finally thought of a place to take my grandson that was just as exciting as The Garden of Broken Glass that we visited 6 months ago: The Sewage Treatment Plant! Run by the Water Utility Authority and known as the Southside Water Reclamation Plant, the facility… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 11, 2009 at 9:05am — 11 Comments

Much to my surprise, I'm going "Over the Edge..."

APRIL 2009: I was asked to help promote a fundraiser for Special Olympics New Mexico: "Over the Edge."

The Date: Friday, September 25, 2009.

Although Special Olympics was founded to train and provide athletic competitions for athletes with special needs, the organization has never done a fundraiser quite like this!

The idea of Over the Edge is that a charity enlists volunteers to experience the thrill of a lifetime by rappelling down… Continue

Added by Jane S. Blume on August 10, 2009 at 2:29pm — 2 Comments

Woodstock,were you there?

WOODSTOCK-3 Days of Peace and Music, 40 Years of Memories...August 10,11,12, 1969.

You know you wanta, go ahead and Google WOODSTOCK; thanks for the mammaries.

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 10, 2009 at 2:01pm — 3 Comments

Perseid Meteors

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT, look for the Perseid Meteor shower overhead...This year's Perseid meteor shower could be even better than usual. According to NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, a filament of comet dust has drifted across Earth's path and when Earth passes through it, sometime between 0800 and 0900 (midnight-1:00a.m. our time) the Perseid meteor rate could surge to twice its normal value.

There is one light you cannot escape on August… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 10, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

High School Dropout

I’m a high school dropout.

There is no question that recent news about the high school dropout rates in New Mexico is disturbing. All children living in this state should have the opportunity to get a good education, and a high dropout rate undoubtedly… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Visit to the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Today I went to visit The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History with my kid. I took lots of pictures. I find this place very interesting for a number of reasons. I truly like Einstein. I picked up a new book to read on the travel of his brain after death. Sounds strange but it is an interesting book.

I think my child should know all about nuclear… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on August 9, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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