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About an Hour Southeast of Albuquerque, This Week's Inspiration

This Monday we headed in the opposite direction from last week's destination. South on I-25 past Belen to the Bernardo exit, east for about 25 miles to Forest Road 422, then north to the Pine Shadow trail in the Manzano Mountains.

Yesterday's hike was a long, strenuous one! 11 miles round trip, we made it all the way to the top of Manzano peak. Manzano peak is at an elevation of 10,098 feet with a… Continue

Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on March 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

gosh darn it, I just plain dig this town

So, my partner is out of town on business (which I remembered only when he woke me up this morning to say "See you tomorrow, sweetie" to which I responded "See you tomorrow?! What the hell does that mean?!") and I took advantage of his absence to indulge in one of my fav rituals of single life. Namely, dinner alone at il vicino, with the most recent issue of my favorite magazine and a glass of red wine. If you show up early, and it's not a weekend night, no one cares if you occupy a… Continue

Added by hettie on March 3, 2009 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments

Morning Fix: On to Laramie

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Added by Somegye on March 4, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Notes from the Water Conference

NOB HILL--As soon as my friends found out I was going to the International Water Conservation Conference last week they started giving all sorts of helpful information. For instance MaryAnn looked up from her newspaper and had this to say, "According to the Journal here Dick Cheney is interested in local politics."

"Really?"

"Yeah, they say he's running for the water board!"



Have some mercy. I know most… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on March 3, 2009 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Money Matters

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

Another hand about to be bitten.

This time the film industry folks. Can you believe there is a bill going into committee tomorrow that will stop the state incentives paid to the film industry to keep them filming in NM? You may not know, but NM is not the only state offering these incentives. We are just the best state for the film industry that offers them.



Uh Huh. HB725. Basically this bill kills the… Continue

Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on March 2, 2009 at 7:40pm — 30 Comments

Through Fresh Eyes

Every so often I get lucky and things that I take for granted become new again. The past few days have been full of those moments, thanks in large part to my playing tour guide to a few of my colleagues from the east coast. In no particular order, here’s what I marveled at once again.



Lizards – My visitors and I walked on a little trail bordered by a wall, when one cried out in excitement, "Lizards!" She had spotted two New Mexican… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on March 2, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Thanks, VH1

  • Something Right: State unemployment funds tally $500M.
  • HUD flinging $50M at N.M. Fed money dedicated for building affordable housing, public housing, energy efficiency improvements.
  • Bernalillo County…
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Added by Somegye on March 2, 2009 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name) Review

Because I won the tickets to see The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name), I promised to write a review of the play. Here it is.



Chad Brummett is a dynamic local actor whose ability to create characters with movement, voices and subtle changes in expression make him mesmerizing to watch. Especially when you’re sitting in the front row of The Velocity of Gary (Not His… Continue

Added by Kelly on March 1, 2009 at 1:56pm — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Damien Flores... Ruins of Tiguex Pueblo

Damien Flores hails from right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was a member of the 2004, 2006, and 2008 ABQ Poetry Slam Teams as well as the '06 &'08 National Champion University of New Mexico Slam Teams.



He is the 2008 ABQ-Slams City Champion and his two books are titled, "A Novena of Mud" and "El Cuento de Juana Henrieta," published by Destructible Heart and Culture Lab Presses.



Damien was named "Poet of the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 1, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

It's Not Just the Arrow

I have heard that many signs in Albuquerque, including the aforementioned, (in DCF discussion "The Huge Arrow at Whole Foods on Carlisle: What's the story?"), Arrow at Indian School and Carlisle, are protected now by some City ordinance. I have been searching for more… Continue

Added by Sarahjmd on February 28, 2009 at 7:30pm — 30 Comments

On my own two feet

I'm inside one of my quasi-regular news blackout phases, partially the result of being put in a walking cast for two months. The connection may not be obvious, but spending a lot of time off your feet means being put into a hyper-observant, hyper-ruminative mode. Which means you're already on input overload and have enough to muse and masticate and roll around inside your head--you don't need economic woes and wars clunking around in there too.



Being under sedentary restrictions also… Continue

Added by Jessie on February 27, 2009 at 5:05pm — 3 Comments

Anne Between Blue and Green: World premiere at VSA/North Fourth

The one-woman show was brought by Granhoj Dans of Denmark Thursday night to kick off this year’s Global Dance Fest. And kick it does: this piece alternates between visceral, cerebral, and dreamlike as our heroine moves and sings in ways you’ve never heard or seen. I promise.



I won’t give away too much (not that there’s an actual plot), but multi-instrumentalist Anne plays herself as a musical instrument--with a cello bow--while vocalizing the resultant sounds. And she has a voice,… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on February 27, 2009 at 12:32am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Can't Fight This Feeling

  • Home builder apparently takes money, leaves N.M. Wallen Homes representative: "The system is broke."
  • Westland Development Co. gets way with Senate, moves closer bringing precious sprawl to the West-West Side. That is, if the company…
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Added by Somegye on February 27, 2009 at 5:30am — 20 Comments

Morning Fix: Memories



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Added by Somegye on February 26, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Within One Hour of Albuquerque, This Week's Inspiration

Opposite Cliff



Monday is hiking day. Every Monday, yes even in the winter, Aaron and I go out into the wilderness to recharge our batteries, exercise our legs, wear out the dog, find some inspiration, explore new territory, you name it! It is our day for finding inspiration.



Luckily, we live in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Within one hour in every direction of Albuquerque, there are some amazing places to explore. Since we both grew… Continue

Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on February 24, 2009 at 2:30pm — 23 Comments

Hidden Los Griegos

I met the coolest man in my neighborhood. Thanks to my neighbor Candice, I was introduced to Reuben Aragon. Reuben has been a resident of Los Griegos for almost 60 years. He lives in the same house that his parents bought in 1951. I’ve often wondered about this hidden house on Griegos. Now I… Continue

Added by Adelita on February 25, 2009 at 9:30am — 31 Comments

Moring Fix: Restless Spring

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Added by Somegye on February 25, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Theatre - now, today, this weekend.

Did you know that Albuquerque has more theatre than any city of its relative size?





There is so much going on here, that the Albuquerque Theatre Guild, a 5013C just launched a brand-new website for all theatre enthusiasts - actors, stage hands, and especially you, the audience.



Now, at Albuquerque Theatre Guild, there is a full summary of all of this week's plays and performances… Continue

Added by Caroline Blaker on February 16, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Spring is Already Springing in Albuquerque

Over on twitter,@jfleck is musing about signs of Spring in ABQ. He notes that "wintering birds are heading north," and "Bulby things coming up in my yard."



I'm noticing Spring all around, and last night I dreamed that I saw a hummingbird. (That's wishful thinking).



Here's what I've actually seen:



  • My forsythia is blooming. Started over a week ago,…
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Added by Eckleburg and Grumblecake on February 24, 2009 at 12:07pm — 8 Comments

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