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NM Could Decide the 2008 Race (no really!)

I'm one of the few (it seems) that thinks the November Presidential election is going to be close. Very close. I've also heard many times that New Mexico will be an "important swing state". But I've always laughed at that idea. My November prediction was that the race would be decided by a bigger state with much more than New Mexico's five measly electoral votes, and probably long before we finished counting our ballots. But which one? Florida… Continue

Added by SoyJames on June 8, 2008 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Man vs The Elm

May 7, 2008 through May 31, 2008. On my way out the door to the latest foothills expedition I snap a quick picture of my new nemesis. It's a stump that used to hold up a 60 year old elm tree. Now it's an an eyesore, getting in the way of a landscaping project. I need to get it all the way out, and I'm going to use a myriad of inappropriate tools to do it.…

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Added by Brendan on June 8, 2008 at 8:53am — 10 Comments

Shannon, Dan, James & Whiskey

In "Lonely are the Brave," a movie made from the book, "The Brave Cowboy", by Edward Abbey, Kirk Douglas rides his palomino, Whiskey, across the Albuquerque west mesa toward DukeCity, in Bernal County. It was filmed in 1961 and today the western horizon looks much the same. The ancient volcanoes, lava flow and City open space bound the western edge of the city. But this is changing. Developer SunCal hopes to build beyond the volcanoes.…



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Added by Coco on June 7, 2008 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Jackie's Apple Tree

Today I went down to the Banque building on Central, between 2nd and 3rd, for the opening of the Cradle Project. My mother, before she died, belonged to an artists' salon called An Aesthetic Sunday, made up of visionaries here in Albuquerque. For Christmas, we all got together to decide what to get her as a gift. A woman in a wheelchair, burdened by ALS, who used to be an artist, my mother really didn't want anything. I spent Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons entertaining her, lighting… Continue

Added by LaGuera on June 7, 2008 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

Our Mountain... The Sandias

Pink -- Albuquerque Skyline, Snowstorm 2006



Killing time in the airport yesterday, I stumbled upon this stunning video about the Sandias. Pour a cold one, kick back, and meditate on the majesty. Some days, in the fray and the flux, it's hard even to notice their existence.…



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Added by chantal on June 7, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Road Trip 08



Well I almost got myself killed on my first day of the roadtrip, and surprisingly it was not related to my new acquisition of a cell phone. The day started out well enough, Matthew had already helped me get the family liquor cabinet, which used to be an icebox "refridgerator", into the back of the Subaru. I only forgot to bring the mosquito repellent and light for riding a bike at night, but I found a dollar bill on the front doorstep, must of… Continue

Added by Erik Peterson on June 7, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Talking Talons - Feathers, Painting, And Sun

Today was the first official day of volunteering I have done in...FOREVER. Really, not since the tenth grade have I bothered to step forward and do my civic duty. And not until today has it been so easy to be needed somewhere--even if you're not getting paid or forced to live with someone.



Today me and Sarah went to Talking Talons bat, bird, and reptile refuge in Tijeras. It is located off of scenic Route 66 (NM SR 333) just East of the Tijeras village and west of Moriarity on the… Continue

Added by imouse1 on June 6, 2008 at 10:51pm — 3 Comments

Volunteer Job: Talking Talons (Day One)

So today was my and Ashley's first day of volunteering for Talking Talons. It was pretty awesome. We painted and updated some signs they are going to use for Wildfest in July. We spent all afternoon on them because we are dorks like that. xD

But we go back Monday and I can't wait. :)

Added by Sarah on June 6, 2008 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

Bikin' in the North Valley (or "Jill, the pathetic loser")

My significant others left Thursday morning, driving to Pittsburgh. A few hours later I am damsel in distress who can't handle simple mechanical issues with my motorcycle, right before a weekend plan to ride to Carrizozo. There is a reason why I never learn - because there is always a, uh, knight around to do it for me. Pathetic is right.



So I came out of a neighborhood association meeting to find my motorcycle with a dead battery. Can't quite flat-foot the thing and no… Continue

Added by JMG on June 6, 2008 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Ladies who lunch

I count as one of the great blessings in my life a group of friends who've been meeting for lunch once a month for about ten years. We all worked together in media jobs at one time or another and several of us still work in the "biz." But, more importantly, we've seen one another through job losses, divorces, asshole ex-husbands, moves, deaths of family & friends, graduations, shopping, birthdays, major surgeries, minor surgeries, illnesses, cancer & weddings. We've watched one… Continue

Added by Zoe on June 6, 2008 at 4:28pm — 5 Comments

The Cradles are coming! The Cradles are coming!



....Oh wait. They're already here.

The people are coming! The people are coming! And wow are we ready!



After nearly two long years in the making, The Cradle Project opens its MAIN EXHIBITION tomorrow in downtown Albuquerque. More than 500 artists from towns, cities, and hamlets across the globe have contributed their creative visions to The Cradle Project. The exhibition of cradles occupies the two upper floors of the old Sunrise… Continue

Added by The Cradle Project on June 6, 2008 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

No surprises: Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control

Ugh. I really don't know where to start. Those who though this war had nothing to do with oil, think again:… Continue

Added by Neonnoodle on June 6, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Keeping up with new technology in higher ed

As anyone who uses technology in education knows, keeping up is a challenge. Successful strategies for keeping up almost always include the quest for parsimony - in other words finding a mother load of useful information which is available in a single place over s short time span. A colleague of mine and I attended just such an event at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. The 2008 Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange ( TTIX08 ) was an event cram packed with people looking to share… Continue

Added by suz on June 6, 2008 at 9:35am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Needed Weekend



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Added by Somegye on June 6, 2008 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

New Community Artist Member at ABQ Art Review

Fennel Blythe joins our Community Artist List. Please visit http://abqartreview.com for more New Mexico Art and remember, anyone can submit work for consideration in our gallery and our showdown is free to enter as well. $50 cash and 1 year Featured Artist subscription for the winner.

Added by Jon Kulas on June 5, 2008 at 11:37am — No Comments

Our histories are written in the sand...

At least, that's what artists Peggy Dobbins, Gao Feng, and Dale Harris are telling us. Exploring lost cultures through pictographs and petroglyphs, these three artists (exhibition opening Friday June 6th) bring stories of creation from cultures spread out across the globe.



FEATURING:Karankawan pictographic sand drawings of Genesis according to Sor Juana's Arabic interpretation, "Worship Heaven" illustrations by Kumming, China… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on June 5, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

CROSSING: Graduates unleashed.



Don't miss CROSSING, the First Annual juried exhibition of graduate student work from around the southwest!
That's right. Twenty-eight of the best and brightest graduate artists from universities and colleges in Texas, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico will illuminate the future of the art world here at The Harwood. (Note, Nevada was invited too.)



While the show will be up all month, we think you'll quite enjoy the opening… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on June 5, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

I am proud to be from West Virginia.

Thanks to Dick Cheney my home state is once again cast in a negative light. I know of few people who take as much pride in their home state as West Virginians, and few who get ridiculed as much as we do.



I always leap to the defense of West Virginia when someone makes comments such as Dick Cheney made. West Virginia has it's problems, but growing up we never locked our doors (house or car) and a murder was suprising news, not nightly news.



So if anyone can tell me why… Continue

Added by Chris K. on June 5, 2008 at 8:55am — 10 Comments

Mudbogging - Agabe Love for the Soul

I went to my friend's graduation out in Amarillo this last weekend. After flying out on Friday night, Saturday morning was pure chaos. There were 17 people sleeping in the house and the only one who had to be out early was the graduate. By the time we fed just the kids, it was time to go! The graduation itself was kind of lame, it was only a 2 hour ceremony where the Valedictorian and Salutariate were insanely accomplished. I almost fell asleep by the time they were done reading their… Continue

Added by imouse1 on June 5, 2008 at 8:51am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Rotten Tomatoes

Morning Fix: Rotten Tomatoes

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Added by Somegye on June 5, 2008 at 5:30am — 13 Comments

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