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Morning Fix: Take Their Money, Drink Their Wine, and Vote

  • Take their money, drink their wine, and vote.
  • Eviction #1
  • Firefighters-Gone-Wild in Cincinnatti take note of…
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Added by lisa gill on August 17, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

On Being A Straight Ally and a Po-Mo Mom

I’m officially a “has been”. Not in the sense that my life is over, or that there is nothing left to do, but in the sense that some big issues that permeated my consciousness as a young adult have been transformed - so much so that my kids see me as a doddering old parent.



I’ve been thinking a lot these days about how times have changed. This is what happens when you… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 16, 2010 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

What About Bank of Albuquerque?

Wells Fargo Bank recently took a major slap in the face when a court ruled against them in a class action lawsuit, ordering the bank to reimburse their customers for millions of dollars generated by the very shady practice of customizing the order in which they received debits to the customers' checking accounts. By processing debits for the largest amounts first, instead of the order in which they were received, the bank was able to increase the number of over-draft fees substantially. All the… Continue

Added by Richard V on August 16, 2010 at 10:12am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Put On Ye Old Thinking Cap

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Added by lisa gill on August 16, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Stamina Shmamina

I don’t know about ya’ll but for me, eating too much and too late in the evening leads to odd dreams. Last night’s offering found me enjoying an Emmy prize with Jon Hamm (he plays Don Draper in Mad Men). Too bad the prize was two seats at the Olympic Games where we watched a yak-driving competition, and there was only one team and one yak. I was disappointed, naturally, and Mr. Hamm was livid. Where does this stuff come from?



Our travel date is fast approaching and the missus… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on August 15, 2010 at 10:33am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gina Marselle... Time Traveler

Poems about paintings always lead off the canvas. And in the case of a painting of a crow, your journey could be a long one.



Gina Marselle is a poet, photographer, teacher and single mom whose impact on the poetry community includes collaborating with local poets, and coordinating the Open Space Visitor Center’s semi-annual “Poetry in Place” event connecting people to place through poetry. She has been work published in the Rag, The Sunday… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 15, 2010 at 8:08am — 8 Comments

Recovery Cat 8.14.2010

When A.A. was quite young, a number of eminent psychologists and doctors made an exhaustive study of a good-sized group of so-called problem drinkers. The doctors weren't trying to find out how different we were from one another; they sought to find whatever personality traits, if any, this group of alcoholics had in common. They finally came up with a conclusion that shocked the A.A. members of that time. These distinguished men had the nerve to… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 14, 2010 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Does Poetry Matter in Burque? And How?

I love poetry. I love books. I love readings. I love the community of writers and I love the audiences who come out. Love, love, love: I gush and intend to... because I hold rather esoteric views about poetry. I believe that reading or writing or listening to line-broken verse can control pain (emotional or physical), heighten your sensory perceptions of the world, cultivate a respect for self and others, prevent crime and violations against… Continue

Added by lisa gill on August 13, 2010 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Friday, Oh Yeah!



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Added by mombat on August 13, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Perseids: Harbingers of a New Season

I saw my first one streak west over South Broadway's city night sky and knew it would be a good night for the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. At my favorite spot south of Albuquerque, the shower of silent 'stars' was a refreshing moment which carried me past the midway point of summertime.



Though 'light pollution' encroaches from Belen/Los Lunas into our own Big City light, the Milky way was cooly lit and many of the night's meteor streaks seemed to spring from it or dart through it. I… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on August 13, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

“Visible, Vital and Valuable”: African Americans in New Mexico

Because of the Harlem Renaissance, the post-World War I Great Migration of African Americans from the South to northern cities is generally well-known. Blacks also resettled the West Coast to work in defense industries during World War II, the subject of Chester Himes’ harrowing novel, If He Hollers, Let Him Go. In early histories of New Mexico, the focus has been upon the “Heroic Triad” of Anglos, Latinos and Native Americans who comprise this… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on August 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

Thursday Fix- Technical Difficulties Addition

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Added by mombat on August 12, 2010 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Wednesday Fix





  • No more fingerprinting for APS volunteers
  • New Park Guide for the Duke City
  • Check out the Alibi review.
  • No pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for…
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Added by mombat on August 11, 2010 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Does Your State Senator Have the Guts to Attend this Bake Sale?

NOB HILL--Maybe you saw the want ad in the ABQ Journal.



BAKE SALE TO SAVE EDUCATION. Wed. 8/11, 3-7p. -- 530 Jefferson. Buy Cutback cookies, Furlough fudge brownies, Corporate Loophole lollipops. Everything is 25 cents. ph. 266-6638 or 262-2657.



Now this may make you smile, but it highlights a real problem. Until the U.S. Senate passed the jobs bill that bailed out local governments last week, APS was ready to slash… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 10, 2010 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

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Added by mombat on August 10, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Laches, Lackeys, and The Great Outdoors

What should children in Albuquerque know about their environment? What experiences should they have outdoors? What outdoor skills do they need? A few weeks ago I attended a listening session on… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 9, 2010 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

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Added by mombat on August 9, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Sunday Poem: Richard Vargas... why my ex-wife will go to heaven

Richard is one of Albuquerque's strongest voices. He continues to walk down your streets, taking it all in and making sense. Today's poem about his ex-wife partially takes place in his ex-home, Rockford, Illinois. Incredibly, I lived there for 18 years myself.



Vargas is the editor of the poetry journal Mas Tequila Review. It just published its first issue (available for a reasonable six bucks). Purchase and publication info is… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 8, 2010 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

Recovery Cat 8.7.2010

The more consciousness is influenced by prejudices, errors, fantasies, and infantile wishes, the more the already existing gap will widen into a neurotic dissociation and lead to a more or less artificial life, far removed from healthy instincts, nature, and truth. C.J. Jung et. al., Man and His Symbols (1964), p. 49.

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Added by J. Paul Lanier on August 7, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Putting the Comic Back in Trauma (& Other Gutsy Moves)--NSFW

DO NOT CLICK to read more of this post on Duke City Fix unless you are of a sexually mature age and capable of stomaching some perky humor with your sexual explorations and exploitations. This is not for kids: I intend to be "graphic" when I discuss the work of Tamara Zibners in the Banal Retentive Show at SCA Contemporary... and what I have to say about Kris Mill's Gazebo might just turn you inside out. Feel free to sneak out:… Continue

Added by lisa gill on August 6, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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