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Empty Bowls, Full Hearts

An empty bowl can indicate satiety or starvation. In these tough economic times, many Burqueños face tough choices, including empty bowls. Project Share, a soup kitchen located in southeast Albuquerque, takes on the challenge of filling these empty bowls six days a week with the help of many community organizations.



Each year Project Share holds a fundraiser called… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on September 14, 2009 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Up, Up and Away.

  • In the category of "news that will surprise no one," the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicks off Oct. 3. Time to get out your wacky hats, pins and your hankerin' for a 4 a.m. breakfast burritos.
  • Throwing gang signs no longer amusing antic. Sheriff says Juarez gang violence…
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Added by Alexis on September 14, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

State Fair Mini Donut Disaster

I went to the fair today. Just across from the 4H animal exhibits under the big red roof, I saw what I thought was a Tom Thumb Donuts stand. Yippee! My heart sang an aria. Closing in on the booth, I noticed that it was actually a "Tom Toms" Donuts. Hmmm.... okay. Is this like one of those 7-Eleven versus 7 To 11 things?



No matter, we got in line. On approaching the machine, I noticed that it wasn't one of those cool Tom Thumb spirals.… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on September 12, 2009 at 7:00pm — 21 Comments

Aquaquerque

Got the end-of-summer, all beach, no water blues? Me too. So I tackled this problem straight on and found the following five ways to get in touch with my inner water-baby right here in Albuquerque this month. Although I don't work for or at any of these places, just knowing they're in the neighborhood soothed my need for something wet and fun (except for #4, in which I actually did too much research and got a tummy ache).



1. Can’t make a catch unless your line is in the water… Continue

Added by W.Hughes Antonio on September 11, 2009 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Social Amnesia.

I suffer from it. I intend to go, do, participate, and at the moment of action, I've forgotten. Well, I forget some of the times. Other times I use "OH NO! I forgot all about it!" to mask some other reason, usually some kind of misfit feeling that discourages from being around other people. No offense, strangers, but sometimes you just don't cut it, not even for this party-lovin' señorita.



As it turns out, I find that I'm not the only one who occasionally *wants* to do something but… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on September 10, 2009 at 10:09pm — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Short Week, Short Fix

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Added by mateoism on September 11, 2009 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

A fun time was had by all!



I wrote a blog for the tourists, and it has been a few days and another post since then, but after sleeping on it for several nights I feel very compelled to share with all the DCFers the really fun time a bunch of us innkeepers had a week ago past last Wednesday. We needed to have a meeting, but no one really wanted to, so someone decided to plan with the Albuquerque Trolley Company and they gave 30 of us a special tour of the town.… Continue

Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on September 10, 2009 at 4:17pm — 2 Comments

Hodge Podge Catch Up

Since I can't seem to light on one topic to fill up a whole post, I'm going to flit around like a tarantula hawk wasp from elm tree to ground to sage. Here's the summary: OMG!!PECOS!!PONIES!!! - Sandias - OMG!TOADS!!! - Apples.



OMG!!PECOS!!PONIES!!!



Ah, the Pecos. I covered a hike in the Pecos not too long ago. But why hike when you… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on September 10, 2009 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Council Passes Nob Hill Traffic Lights Bill 8-0

DOWNTOWN--The Albuquerque City Council passed Councilor Rey Garduño's resolution requiring the installation of traffic lights in Nob Hill last night. Councilor Don Harris had moved to defer action for two weeks, but this motion was defeated and the resolution passed without opposition. The resolution states that the signals are to be installed "on or before November 15th, 2009, so as to be in place for the holiday shopping season." The traffic… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 10, 2009 at 8:14am — 21 Comments

Morning Fix: Burn Him!!!!

  • For those of you headed north this afternoon, have a fun and safe Zozobra! In case you didn't know, you can take the Rail Runner there and back. The last train leaving Santa Fe (#521) has been moved from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for the event. Note that train #521 only goes as far south as the Downtown Albuquerque station.
  • Can't/won't make it to Zozobra? Not to worry,…
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Added by mateoism on September 10, 2009 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

I Remember When, Episode 1





The year was 1994. I had been in Albuquerque less than a year, and at the time of today's short tale my Duke City experience was nine to 10 months old. How do I know this? I just found my "thought books" (blank page artsy-type journals about 5" by 8.5" in dimension) up in the crawl space above the garage (when I was rearranging and reconfiguring the plastic bins of toddler clothes). My thought books are two in… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on September 9, 2009 at 9:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Hungry & Speechless in burQue

  • Hungry? I mean, really hungry? Your appetite could earn you $3,000 at the NM State Fair this year!
  • In other food news, a new benefit for UNM faculty/staff members. Go for the GOLD!
  • Some dreams do come true!…
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Added by mateoism on September 9, 2009 at 6:30am — 11 Comments

The Race for Mayor: Deconstructing the Signage

NOB HILL--If you want to know how the campaigns are going, just look at the signs...the yard signs, that is. They give a pretty good idea of the different directions these two candidates are heading. I have not seen any signs for the third candidate, Richard Berry.



Richard Romero Flies the Red, White, & Blue

What can be said about the Romero yard signs? First of all, the red, white, & blue colors seem to reflect a… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 8, 2009 at 12:07pm — 19 Comments

Morning Fix: The Hangover

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Added by mateoism on September 8, 2009 at 6:30am — 13 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Cathy Arellano... West Mesa Women

I’m a resident of Burque’s South Valley. I write about growing up brown, coming out queer, and living as true as I can which is kinda crooked. I write to re-member my family, hand-me-down shared rentals, window glass crumb-filled streets, dive bars, and other ignored people, places, and things. Also, I write to understand this new place that reminds me of home, San Francisco’s Mission District, and makes me feel like an outsider at the same… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on September 6, 2009 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Anybody Up for ABQ Scavenger Dash?



Not sure where I first saw this, but the roving Scavenger Dash -- which looks like a shorter, local & trivia-infused version of CBS' Amazing Race -- is coming to our fair burg on November 7. Up to 300 teams of 2 people each will be accepted, with the day's antics benefiting the Foundation for Burns and Trauma. This looks like FUN. After taking a number of clues, the teams spread out throughout the city but are limited to walking,… Continue

Added by Don Brown on September 2, 2009 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Where in 'Burque is Anneliese?





(photo credit: Kristen Kohlstruk)



With a tip of the hat to Adelita (who tips her hat to Matt Lauer, whose producers tip their collective hat to Carmen Sandiego), Anneliese Grey and I would like to present the latest installment in the DCF "where the hell is… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on September 2, 2009 at 10:00am — 29 Comments

Painting Barefoot With 5-Foot Brushes at Opera SW

2ND ST. & MESCALERO, NW--"What's the matter Sam...have you quit wearing socks?" I asked. We were sitting in the Flying Star last week. It was about 7:00 in the morning. Sam wasn't wearing socks and I wanted to know why. I guessed he was out of clean ones.

"I can't wear socks today. I've got to paint in my bare feet," he said. Sam Pillsbury had been painting an opera set for a couple weeks, but this was the first I had heard of… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 1, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Doing Bioethics: Death Panels and Good Deaths

Death has dominated the news cycle this past week – from discussion of “deathers” at town hall meetings to analysis of Senator Ted Kennedy’s last days. My field of bioethics deals with both of these issues.



In bioethics we label these… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 31, 2009 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Heights and Loathes

Sunday is traditionally house-cleaning day at der Garrisonhaus, and these days there's lots less acreage to cover now that we've down-sized living space. Unfortunately that means we gave up the washer and dryer provided in the larger apartment and must now use the community laundry rooms.



Cripes. I hate picking up after other people, man. It's like our neighbors just moved here from the Pleistocene epoch, when people wore mostly dirt. Why must I get elbow-deep in somebody else's… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on August 30, 2009 at 5:28pm — 2 Comments

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