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Further Adventures in ABQ Recycling

So far I've dropped off hazardous household materials and taken a collection of glass bottles to go live in the great glass bottle ranch in the sky. Now, I find myself faced with a slow New Year clean out of my garage. The cardboard boxes I have no problem with - break them down and toss them in the recycling box. Unused (but still useful) items have been taken over to Thrift Town as ARC donations.

But what was taunting me were the two old… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on January 7, 2010 at 8:53am — 10 Comments

Morning Fix:Five Finger Discount


Added by Adelita on January 7, 2010 at 6:15am — 2 Comments

And Now, A Breakfast Experience, In Memoriam

There are restaurants of all ilk, possessing personalities all their own- like the ones where the chefs come out in their whites to yuk it up with the clientele. And of course, there's the kind that have rude waitstaff as part of their schtick. I like those. I have patronized dining establishments that were true "neighborhood… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 6, 2010 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: The Voters Speak


Added by Adelita on January 6, 2010 at 6:16am — 9 Comments

In Memorium: DCF Poet Maisha Baton... July 2,1938 - Dec. 27, 2009

Albuquerque poet Maisha Baton died on December 27th of cancer. She had spent the last few months with her daughter and family in Pittsburgh, PA. She was 71.

Maisha was featured in the Duke City Fix on April 19th in The Sunday Poem series. In that poem, FROM SHIPROCK TO ALBUQUERQUE, are the following lines:

And the only path open to us… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 5, 2010 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: Just Shooting Fireworks

  • What does a high early turnout for South Valley incorporation mean?
  • I've seen this building and I have to say, it's pretty cool.
  • Calling all veterans.…

Added by Adelita on January 5, 2010 at 6:33am — 13 Comments

Of Rice Pudding and Resolutions

It is the first Monday of the New Year, and I am thinking of rice pudding and philosopher W.D. Ross. The rice pudding is easy – a jaunt to La Montañita for raisins and local eggs to mix with last night’s leftover rice for a quick and easy dessert for the progeny tonight. W.D. Ross is more complicated, as befits a philosopher.

All college… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on January 4, 2010 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Go! Fight! Win!

  • I'm leavin' on a jet plane...oh wait, not any more.
  • Slumlord should be forced out of his home with no place to go and should be forced to pay for rent for his former tenants.
  • A moment of silence for…

Added by Adelita on January 4, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gary Brower... Shooting With Dick Near Corpus Christi

Dick Cheney continues to insert himself into the current political debate. Poet Gary L. Brower has the former VP in his metaphoric sights as he focuses on a very real hunting trip. The Incident occurred on February 11, 2006, when then U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt. Both Cheney and Whittington called the incident an accident.

Gary Brower is one of the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 3, 2010 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix--Happy 2010 Peeps!

As I write this is it about 3:15 in the morning and I have not gone to bed yet, but I did celebrate the new year in the company of friends, indulging in champagne at midnight and some fan-friggin-tastic ritualistic shots of brandy with sugar and coffee coated limes (it was pretty fun) and giving the kids sparkling cider and letting them crash wherever they fell. Scanning the news channels is pretty uneventful this morning.

However, KRQE did have… Continue

Added by Cara on January 1, 2010 at 3:33am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix--New Year's Eve Edition

Before I get to the haps, I would be remiss not to mention that this is the last day of the year, and the last day of the decade, as well. I began this decade as the mother of a toddler, pregnant with my second child, and am wrapping it up with four great kids. I began this decade living in St. Louis, and am ending it back home in Albuquerque. When I started this decade I was hoping to go to law school, and I still am (admittedly much closer to my… Continue

Added by Cara on December 31, 2009 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix

What do you get when you buy a new washing machine? A dead dryer, that's what. Yes, I went to switch loads earlier and thought, "huh, I thought I started the dryer." Turned it on again and came back later to cold, wet clothes. Bummer. Anyone out there know anyone good at fixing things that are large and run on electrical power? I need help!

Wow. I want a job with the… Continue

Added by Cara on December 30, 2009 at 6:30am — 20 Comments

Morning Fix

It's a really cold morning here in the Burque, the kind of day where a cup of coffee and a jigsaw puzzle beckon, and I plan to indulge in some Wii boxing with the kids. Yesterday Maddie, my 8 year old, kicked my ass. I have been stretching all morning in anticipation of an awesome grudge match. Mwaaaahahahaha...

Murders were up in Albuquerque this year,… Continue

Added by Cara on December 29, 2009 at 6:30am — 23 Comments

Ujima and Duke City Fix

It is Kwanzaa time again. I posted “Habari gani?” on my Facebook status update earlier this week, but found just one taker. Is Kwanzaa fading away as a holiday tradition, I wonder?

No matter.

I like the holiday (though as I mentioned last year, it is not one that celebrates my own ethnic heritage, but it does celebrate the African-American heritage of family… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on December 28, 2009 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix--Extra Late Edition


Whaddaya mean today isn't Sunday? But Charles is home!

Sorry peeps, I am remiss.

So let's get straight to the haps...

Long lines at Sunport? C'mon, its only Sunport. Try JFK or LAX or the dreaded ATL! Wussies.…


Added by Cara on December 28, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Sunday Poem: Amy Beeder... The Charges Are Stalking & Arson

All poets are dangerous, but this poet is explosive. "Powder speaks; dirt is mute." I'm starting to feel uncomfortable.

Amy Beeder is the author of Burn the Field (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006). Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, AGNI, Poetry Daily, and The Nation, among other journals. She teaches poetry at the University of New Mexico.

The Charges Are… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on December 27, 2009 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix--Christmas Eve Edition

My kids are sooooo excited. Panting with anticipation. What will Santa bring the Compton kids this year? We have a code process in our house, we talk about the upcoming Wii-kend, for example. It is going to be a really good Christmas I think.


If you were thinking of getting a tramp stamp this Christmas, be sure to check out your… Continue

Added by Cara on December 24, 2009 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

Morning Fix--Christmas Eve Eve Edition

I got a really great email yesterday from the University of New Mexico, which began... Cara, It is my pleasure to congratulate you as the winner of the UNM nomination for the Truman Scholarship. The selection committee found your achievements exemplary, and we are very happy to name you as a UNM nominee...

Wow! I am so excited. For more info on the Truman Scholarship go to www.truman.gov. It is a really a big… Continue

Added by Cara on December 23, 2009 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

The Composition of Community Begins with the Sound of Friendship

Felix Wurman, Albuquerque’s own founder of Church of Beethoven, had the opportunity to study cello with Jacqueline du Pre, the world famous cellist taken down by multiple sclerosis (MS) in her prime. They were also friends and cello is not the only thing he learned from her. I know: because I’m lucky enough… Continue

Added by lisa gill on December 22, 2009 at 3:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix

I always feel very conversational when I blog, like I am talking with you over a cup of coffee, instead of writing while the kids sleep...so good morning peeps!

I made it through finals, managed to do minimal damage to my GPA, and plan to spend the rest of the holidays relaxed. I may catch up on "Weeds."

Here is a heartwarming tale...just in time for Christmas,… Continue

Added by Cara on December 21, 2009 at 6:30am — 13 Comments

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