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Morning Fix: Empty Calories

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Added by Somegye on April 21, 2009 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Narrow Strokes



  • Sandia National Labs fast at work on color-changing uniforms.
  • Family of assaulted jail inmate Avery Hadley critical of jail management Fellow inmate, Bernalillo County jail guard indicted in the beating.
  • Upstart trolly tour company…
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Added by Somegye on April 20, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Maisha Baton... From Shiprock to Albuquerque

Far from the city lights, the New Mexico night sky draws us into a very different world...a world where time and space seem so close, almost visible, almost touchable. This short poem takes us beyond that dark horizon.



Maisha Baton, poet and playwright, moved to New Mexico in 1979. Dr. Baton has taught numerous courses at UNM, been published extensively in literary magazines, and has had her plays MITOTE and KATE'S SISTER performed on both… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 19, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Landfill For Sale, One Piece At A Time



photo: "Buckminster's Nightmare" - a perfectly good, but apparently obsolete geodesic dome is proudly demolished by Coronado Salvage. Bummer, would've looked great mounted on my rooftop!



If you've never been to Coronado Salvage, and you don't mind getting down and dirty, you're in for a mind-blowing experience. Coronado, which is located on south…

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Added by Mark on April 16, 2009 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Good and Legal



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Added by Somegye on April 17, 2009 at 5:30am — 22 Comments

4 Places to Regain Your Sense of Beauty in New Mexico

We've all had those times when the earth seems to be spinning a little slower on its axis. When the wind kicks you around just a bit too much. It could be family issues, people issues or just really lousy traffic on your way to the grocery store.



When I have those sort of days/weeks/months I start thinking about putting some wheels to good use to get me away from it all for an hour or for a day. These are the places in New Mexico I turn to… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on April 16, 2009 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

ALA's "Most Challenged Books" list includes NM's own Rudolfo Anaya!

Link to the news article



"Khaled Hosseini has joined the illustrious ranks of Philip Pullman and the authors of a story about gay penguins, after his novel The Kite Runner became one of the books that inspired most complaints in America last year."



Here's the complete list of "most challenged" books:



1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter… Continue

Added by Bookworks on April 16, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Even Higher Than We Thought...

I was looking through one of my favorite celebrity gossip sites, UK's The Daily Mail, and came across an article about actor Seth Rogen's recent weight loss.



He is quoted as saying: 'I'm somebody who can barely breathe in Los Angeles, which is at sea level.



'I can't walk up a flight of stairs. Albuquerque is at an elevation of about two miles and the air is very thin.'



Was all the filming at Sandia Peak?



Story can be found here:…

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Added by Jessica on April 16, 2009 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Popular Here, Elsewhere

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Added by Somegye on April 16, 2009 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

For All You Procrastinators

Yep, it's April 15th. I just KNOW that everyone on DCF took advantage of the wonderful technology that is the interweb to file their 2008 tax returns. But for those of you that chose not to or can't e-file there are some resources available in Albuquerque.



E-Filing through the IRS.



The U.S. Postal Service
provides a… Continue

Added by Alexis on April 15, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Redacted



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Added by Somegye on April 15, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

The Chainsaw Forest of Mark Chavez

2ND ST & PASEO DEL NORTE NW--For years chainsaw statues have been appearing where trees once stood. Twisting sculptures of wooden animals, of turtles and eagles, of cranes, ducks, beavers, raccoons, and woodpeckers stare improbably from lawns as our cars zip through the city. There is the wooden bear on Lead Ave. that I pass on my way to Tingley Beach. There are the front yards on Washington NE where maybe a half a dozen tree stump sculptures have… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on April 14, 2009 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Flip this Dress



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Added by Somegye on April 14, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Root of Evil Edition

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Added by Somegye on April 13, 2009 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mark Justice Hinton... Wind Makes Crazy

Got the Windy Day Blues? Maybe you should be listening for voices. "Wind Makes Crazy" contains the wind, a raven, and a rabbit. Now THAT is New Mexico in the spring.



"This poem is nearly a true story. I was driving around El Malpais after a solo camping trip. Between rainstorms, I walked alone on a trail and met the raven and rabbit beneath just such a sky."
--mjh



Half geek, half poet and full-time watchman at the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on April 12, 2009 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

a good day (rainy) to announce a Rio Grande Water Compact Forum

Our water supply was the topic of an interesting commentary by VB Price in the NM Independent a few days back. So when I saw an email announcement for the Thursday April 16th evening Rio Grande Water Compact Forum, I went to the website of the sponsoring organization. For twelve years the Middle Rio Grande Water Assembly has been in existence, helping bring attention to the… Continue

Added by cc on April 11, 2009 at 1:58pm — 12 Comments

Green Economy = Great City

Just wanted DCF readers to be aware that I'm trying to get on the ballot for Mayor this Fall on this platform. Our web site is www.AbqGreat.com. We need about 6,600 registered voter signatures by 4/28 to get on the ballot. If you like our "12 Ways to Greatness" for ABQ, please sign our petition, and volunteer to gather signatures. It's a totally volunteer, grass roots campaign! Thanks, Rob Dickson

Added by Rob Dickson on April 10, 2009 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

Rest in Peace David Diaz

David Diaz, local musician and member of popular Albuquerque band Felonious Groove Foundation and former member of Nosotros, passed away yesterday, April 9, 2009 from long-term health complications. Thoughts go out to his family, his friends and his loyal bandmates.



Photo courtesy of Felonious Groove Foundation… Continue

Added by Alexis on April 9, 2009 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: The Blues

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Added by Somegye on April 10, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

I feel pretty

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to attend a Nnenna Freelon concert at the African American Performing Arts Center. Thanks to DCF, the tickets were free and in these times, free is a welcome change.



My fiance didn't quite know Nnenna Freelon as her music taste vary mostly from Mariachi, (Which she will proudly tell you was born in the same place she was) to… Continue

Added by Ricky on April 9, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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