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The Sunday Poem: Stefi Weisburd... Field Trip to a Dangerous Mind

Stefi Weisburd volunteers at Explora, and this poem shows it. What a field trip! She is the author of two books, The Wind-Up Gods and Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet. Her work has appeared in several national pubications, including American… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on July 25, 2010 at 7:33am — 3 Comments

Recovery Cat 7.24.2010

Bob Thomas, a local TV weatherman in 1950's Oklahoma City, was my idol. I imitated him using using a big cardboard box with the front cut out in the shape of a TV screen. I would crawl in through the back with a weather map drawn on some paper and present my report to my somewhat amused brothers.

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on July 24, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

That's All Folk: Postmodernism and Music with Molly Beer

My personal knowledge of folk music is a bit Wobbly, belabored by my own economic woes, very likely sidetracked by hitting… Continue

Added by lisa gill on July 23, 2010 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix - WWBED (What Would Bob Eubanks Do?)

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 23, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

The ABQ Garden Revisited

Now that we're finally coming out of our unseasonably hot streak, I can wander back into the garden for more than just the minutes it takes to water to keep the poor plants alive. I have a lot of first year plants that went in in the spring. So far, I have lost one lavender, one straightneck squash and one cat nip. The loss of the cat nip was mainly due to the attentions of the neighborhood cats. They literally loved it to… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on July 22, 2010 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

Morning Fix: One Ringy Dingy

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Added by Adelita on July 22, 2010 at 5:55am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix - WWCWD (What Would Chuck Woolery Do?)

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 21, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

The 5 Best Ideas Albuquerque Ever Had

NOB HILL--We all really do love this city--but what makes this place so special? Oh I know there is the climate, mountains, and river, but what did the people here do that turned all those natural advantages into this bustling community? Just look at Bernalillo: same climate, same mountains, same river. However, the result has been completely different. Here is what I think are the five best ideas Albuquerque ever had.



#5: Embrace the… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on July 20, 2010 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

Morning Fix: Green With Envy

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Added by Adelita on July 20, 2010 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix - WWBBD (What Would Bob Barker Do?)

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 19, 2010 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Amy Beeder... Captain Haddock vs. the PTA

This poem originally appeared in the legendary Chicago publication, Poetry. Because of that we can listen to Beeder read this short piece, as well as her introduction to it, on the Poetry Foundation website.



Amy Beeder teaches at UNM. Previously she was a human rights observer in Haiti and Suriname, and taught high school in West Africa. She… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on July 18, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Recovery Cat 7.17.2010

As discoveries were made, pharmaceutical companies rose to the task of developing these compounds, ensuring safety and efficacy and mass-producing and marketing the medicines... As the 21st century begins, pharmaceutical companies are continuing the battle against humankind's ancient enemies and meeting new challenges. History of Pharmaceuticals.…

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on July 17, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Upside-Down Joy: The Woman on the Flying Trapeze

Yesterday I had the opportunity to fully invert my summer doldrums. Debra Landau was kind enough to give me a low flying trapeze lesson and let me try swinging, spinning, mounting, and getting upside-down in the AirDance Studio. I needed this. Last time I was upside-down was when I flipped my wheelchair, which I wrote about here....so this lesson in the… Continue

Added by lisa gill on July 16, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix - TGIWTF

  • Totally NOT what I thought it was, but there's a Bear Festival tomorrow.
  • Alameda, CA weighs in on our old pal Suncal's current misfortunes... of special interest…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 16, 2010 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

Everybody needs a little outdoors time

Finding balance in our busy lives is often a challenge. Prying the remote, iPod, Nintendo DS or other gadgets out of our children's hands is even harder! That's why I am inviting everyone who can, to attend this Saturday's 'Listening Session' on the President's Great Outdoors Initiative.



This is an incredible opportunity to talk directly to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and other top administration officials about the ways our communities are using outdoor spaces and how our… Continue

Added by Alicia Lueras Maldonado on July 15, 2010 at 11:10am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix - Hillclimber

  • So that happened. (I IMPLORE you not to read the comments.)
  • Local Albuquerque/Corrales based supernatural expert weighs in on Chupacabra sighting in N. Texas.
  • UNMH is now a…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 15, 2010 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix - Don't Go Tugging at That Dress

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 14, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix - New Dog in Town

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 13, 2010 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

History of a House and its 'Hood

I’ve always preferred houses with a history. The story of how a neighborhood comes to be is part of this story, but given enough time, the house itself builds a history.



When we first saw our place in Barelas, I was enchanted by the deep window sills created by double adobe walls – perfect perches for cats and children. And I was intrigued by tales of the water well that was somewhere on the property and shut down (or not).



We… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

Morning Fix - A Dart in The Neck

  • Here's a nice little travel recommendation blurb from this weekend's Dallas Morning News...
  • New Railrunner station slated for construction at Montano and…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 12, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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