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Through and around the shelves of shampoo and hair brushes filters the sound of voices. I am looking for simple brown rubber bands on a wall of scrunchies (they're baaaack!), barrettes, and sparkly things. The voices, three or four talking over each other, are louder than they need to be, but not in argument. The conversation tumbles on itself, switching from English to Spanish and back again midsentence, never settling into either for more than a phrase or two. Someone's having a PAR-teeee for… Continue

Added by Jessie on March 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Local Etsy Seller of the Week - insanejellyfish

(if you failed to click on the graphic above, then you missed the newest awesome video from Broken Bells self-titled album)

This edition of local Etsy seller of the week features a jeweler named Erin Higgins. Her Etsy nom de plume is insanejellyfish. I do not know her, but her designs… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 10, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Spring is Just Around the Corner, and So is April 15th.

Tax season is in full swing, and it’s time to get those tax forms off your desk and on their way. I thought I’d remind you that TaxHelp New Mexico at Central New Mexico Community College is a free tax preparation service specifically designed for people who have an income of $50,000 or less or who are 65 or older. They can help you take advantage of tax credits you might just miss if you prepare on… Continue

Added by Alexis on March 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Waste Not, Want Not (thumb's up theater review)

The whole world was lush and full of environmental consciousness the day Neal Copperman of AMP concerts invited me to join him for the premiere of Waste Her at Tricklock Company's new theater space. The week prior I had signed a lease to move into a… Continue

Added by lisa gill on March 10, 2010 at 12:20am — 3 Comments

It's Been a Looooooong Time Baby

Dear Duke City,

I left Albuquerque shortly after my last journal entry sometime in July 2008. I had already made plans to leave the city, and while it was my hope to do so riding my bicycle off into the sunset and the unknown. That didn't happen. I ended up taking a train headed West, only to return 4 months later to collect my car, load it with my remaining belongings, and then drive to San Francisco.

Should one look at one of my earlier blog entries this may seem a huge… Continue

Added by Will on March 9, 2010 at 6:47pm — 6 Comments

"Bombs Away!" Still Echoes on ABQ's West Side

NOB HILL--I always knew there were bombing ranges that were used in the training of WW2 bombardiers flying out of Kirtland Field. I just had no idea they were so close! And in case you think that we have already closed the books on that era, think again. The last time the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers detonated a left-over bomb on the west mesa was a little over three months ago. The whole story can be unsnarled by starting at the Corps of Engineers… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on March 9, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Are You Going to Pull Those Pistols or Whistle Dixie?

In my little apartment in our nation’s capital, I have a replica of a movie poster that shouts: Albuquerque! It is not the only tip of the hat to my hometown in my home away from the Duke City, but it is the one that visitors notice first, probably because it is prominently featured in my kitchen, which is where everyone ends up at some point.

This movie poster proudly proclaims that “… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on March 8, 2010 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Harvena Richter... from The Innocent Island

Harvena Richter has lived in the same rambling adobe on Candelaria Road in Albuquerque's north valley since 1972. But the Richter family story in the Duke City begins much before that. Her father, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Conrad Richter, sold their small Pine Tree Farm in Pennsylvania and moved to Albuquerque in 1928, looking for a cure for his wife's tuberculosis. His… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 7, 2010 at 7:34am — 10 Comments

Duke City Satiddy: in Just- spring

"in just" (aka in Just- spring) by e.e. cummings was originally published in The Dial Volume LXVIII, Number 5...This is a favorite poem of mine for many reasons even if e.e. cummings can't spell balloon (as all Albuquerque-ans can). For one thing, this is a poem that, with its line breaks and placement on the page, becomes a 'literary art piece'. It can be placed like a portrait of early spring onto your wall in a… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 6, 2010 at 7:30am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix - Cradling a Gourd


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 5, 2010 at 5:30am — 14 Comments

Thinking Inside the Box: APS and Cell Phone Policies

Yesterday Adelita sent me a link to this APS cell phone survey. I was thrilled to see that APS is re-evaluating its district-wide cell phone policy.

Although I can be a stick in the mud about many things (just ask my kids), I’ve never been… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on March 4, 2010 at 9:00am — 16 Comments


The UNM Men's Basketball Team Win 14 Straight games to earn outright the #1 spot in the Mountain West Conference with a win over TCU ( 73-66 )


Governor Bill Richardson declares today ROman Martinez Day in our Land of Enchantment and RO played a heck of a game, his last in THE PIT. The Lobos lose only 3 games all season. They will lose only one senior after… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on March 3, 2010 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - Post-Karaoke Edition

  • Here's a nice current synopsis of the White's Peak land swap situation, courtesy of Peter St. Cyr.
  • Ro goes for 19 in his Pit farewell. Lobos are…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 4, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Garden Nemeses... "Sprinter" in Albuquerque

We bought our humble Fringecrest estate in March of 1998. The pros were that it was built in the 50's and the backyard was the largest one we had seen in our house hunting tour of a dozen properties. Additionally, there was a fireplace, a garage, it was on a cul-de-sac, and there was an extra 1/2 bath. The cons were that it was close to San Mateo, had really bad… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 3, 2010 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix - Crossed Signals


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 3, 2010 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

The Continuing Saga of Chelsea, Mary and Burque...

If you can excuse Chelsea Handler's smarmy over-smile... this is actually really cool. Thoughts?

This was the opening monologue on her show last night on E!, which airs locally at… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on March 2, 2010 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Legislature Shifting Money Away From Schools

During the 2010 Regular session of the NM Legislature, three separate bills were introduced (SB208, SB255, and HB268), all of which attempted to take money assigned to public schools away and reassign it to the general fund. The net effect of each of these bills is a diversion of approximately $100M per year away from our schools. While SB208 and SB255 did not reach a floor vote, HB268 passed the House just prior to the session ending.

We need to let our… Continue

Added by Mark on March 1, 2010 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Won't You Be My (University Heights) Neighbor?

I haven't really gotten too involved in local politics here-- with the exception of doing my civic duty and voting (I realize it's not really the voting season, but just in case here's info on where to register).

Anyway, last month I attended the annual meeting for… Continue

Added by JeSais on February 28, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Lobo Nation


Added by Adelita on March 1, 2010 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Greta Pullen... Two Poems About Eva Luna

"Eva was my Australian Shepherd, who had a big vocabulary in English and Spanish and invented jobs for herself in the absence of sheep."

A poet and novelist, Greta Pullen moved here from the San Francisco Bay area. She is senior librarian at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ms. Pullen has given several local readings, including being one of the poets featured in the Maisha Baton tribute one week… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on February 28, 2010 at 7:53am — 4 Comments

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