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The Taos Hum in Burque

I love hanging out with musicians. I love listening to live music. There is something really cool about watching and listening to a band that has been together for a while. They have a certain way of non-verbally communicating with each other that makes the music that much more special. Having once been married to a musician, I loved the whole ritual of watching bands set up, play, tear down and then hanging out after the gig. I think that’s where so… Continue

Added by Adelita on June 24, 2009 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix: Go Back to Springfield

  • City to Hoteliers: Be Friendlier. If only they offered classes on changing out those nasty bedspreads.
  • "Summer of Buried Human Remains” endures.
  • IPS Update: The latest on…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 24, 2009 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

Morning Fix: Kinder, gentler imagery, ill-executed

  • More recession busting in our midst. Aficionados of corporate lingo are encouraged to apply. 341 words later, and I still have no clue what Sitel does.
  • For those who could have sworn they smelled patchouli and bongwater…

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 23, 2009 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Thoughts of Freedom and Fatherhood from The Fens

It is Father’s Day and once again I am away from my father. I’m away from Albuquerque, in fact. (I am writing this in a little café near the Back Bay Fens – sneaking a break from lectures on admixture mapping, Hapmap browsers, and… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on June 22, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Holding Out For A Hero


Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on June 22, 2009 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Father's Day balloon spotting

One of the things I like most about living on the west side is the frequent hot air balloon spotting. This year, with the windy and dreary weather, balloon sightings have been sporadic. Today, however, the ballons returned in force. My daughter and I had camped out in the back yard the night before to give dad a Fathers-Day-Eve respite, and we awoke to the telltale roar of burners just overhead.…


Added by Laura on June 21, 2009 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Idiot Box

It's Sunday. I have been without benefit of spouse for most of three days now. Can't say I care for it.

The missus is visiting relatives from South Carolina (or is it North Carolina? It's one of those drawl-y, humid states), and a new job and pet care considerations have dictated that I stay home. That sounds great, doesn't it? Love her as I do, she and I shouldn't have to be in each others' pockets all the time, have to have some free-and-clear private and personal time, correct? So… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on June 21, 2009 at 12:04pm — 8 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Arthur Sze... Pig's Heaven Inn

Arthur Sze, who has traveled extensively in Asia, wrote "Pig's Heaven Inn," after hiking with a group of Chinese poets in the Yellow Mountains of China in 2007. He is the author of nine books of poetry including The Ginkgo Light, published by Copper Canyon Press in May 2009. Arthur also taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts for twenty-two years years and served as the first poet laureate of Santa Fe from 2006-08. He will be reading in… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 21, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Two a Day: revenge of the silverleaf nightshade

Week two of my grand plan to work in the yard for two hours a day, Monday through Friday, was grossly abbreviated. I was visiting my parents in Washington until Wednesday so it was a happy reason but I was still only able to do two days of yard work this week. I tried to think of the thing that would make the most impact in such a short time and what I came up with was drawn from the… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on June 19, 2009 at 11:22am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: aye papi!

Gators are the new black.

As is already being discussed on DCF....maybe swimming in Cochiti isn't the best idea right now.…


Added by RiRiSynCyr on June 19, 2009 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

On second thought...

Hello! since my last disgruntled post of the Summer of Like, I fostered a puppy and got it adopted (hooray! hurray!) I went to a modern dance show - wild dancing west, week 2. I danced until I dripped sweat at Burt's Tiki lounge on a Thursday night for the first time. I also went to Sophia's place for breakfast for the first time- yummy yummy blue corn pancakes. I asked out no one. And had a restful week.

Sunday I had a revelation.… Continue

Added by summer of like on June 17, 2009 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Is truth, in fact, stranger than fiction?

New Mexico has joined with the Supreme Court to fight against animal abuse videos

SQUIRREL! (anyone else think that Pixar's UP was as awesome as I did?)

"Simply put, anyone who doesn't want to say the pledge doesn't have… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on June 18, 2009 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Albuquerque among 20 strongest performing metro areas

Listmania strikes again! Albuquerque is listed among America's top 20 strongest metro areas, according to the Brookings Institution. Albuquerque shows up first in the alphabetized listing of the top 20 strongest areas, but coverage on the Huffington Post places ABQ at 15th out of 100. Still, not too shabby.

The study looks at various… Continue

Added by Laura on June 17, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Black Dog Syndrome in the Burque?

I have been volunteering at Animal Humane lately, working with dogs that are timid, shy or otherwise difficult to place in a new forever home. Recently, a young dog came in who was shot in the jaw and left for dead. The folks at the shelter named him "Casino" because he was found wandering around a Casino just outside of Albuquerque. I was asked to do some Reiki energy work on him because he was obviously in a… Continue

Added by rheanni on June 16, 2009 at 11:00pm — 29 Comments

Morning Fix: Is it better to pimp thyself or thy loved one?

New Mexico subsidizing empty seats to Chihuahua on Aeromexico, and there are no cute little dogs involved. wtf?

Santa Fe area residents offered FREE well water testing.

My personal challenge to all my DCF friends: If I am ever a political official and… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on June 17, 2009 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From? Exploring Local Wheatgrass and Rasberries

As the weather warms, we start itchin' to get outside and spend time on big green farms. So we gathered up our farmy friends and headed over to ARCA Organics and Heidi's Rasberry Farm in Corrales.

Post rain, the smell in the air was earthy and lovely. Big cottonwoods dripped and birds chattered.

ARCA works with individuals with… Continue

Added by Mr Cog on June 16, 2009 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Small reactors need love too

W.K. Kellogg Foundation + $300k in charitable giving to NM organizations = the need for more milk and a much bigger bowl.

Maybe Charter Schools aren't better than public after all...

Some 1,500 people came to honor our… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on June 16, 2009 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Bilingualism in Burque

I’ve been thinking about bilingualism a fair amount these days. Like so many families I know, my family is a mix of monolinguals and bilinguals. In these parts, most of us are familiar with Spanglish – that mix of Spanish and English that is used all over Albuquerque, but especially in communities like Barelas, Los Griegos, and the South Valley.

But in addition to… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on June 15, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Tracey Pontani... On Janis Joplin

Never one to be defined by position, parenthood or place of origin, Tracey Pontani defines herself with passion and verse. An infant care-giver, proud mother of two and New Jersey native, she frames her unique and multifaceted perspective on life through her work. After only 8 months of being a card carrying New Mexican (and only a month and a half of that time actually slamming poetry!), she qualified for the 2008 City Slam Championship. She has… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 14, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Two a Day: week one

As I explained in my previous post, I am diving into the deep, dark waters of yard work. I've committed to working in the yard for two hours a day, Monday through Friday. Here is the recap of my first full week:


I went out this morning without a clear plan but full of transplant-y inspiration. A friend came over this weekend to take some of the baby thread… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on June 11, 2009 at 3:00pm — 19 Comments

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