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The Sunday Poem: Rich Boucher... Please have Pity on these People; They are From the Past

Irony and humor are not the tools of every poet. But here Rich Boucher wears them like six-guns in this look into American history and how it is viewed.



A past member of five national poetry slam teams (Team Worcester, MA 1995 & 1996, Team Washington, DC in 2001, Team Wilmington, DE in 2007 and Team Albuquerque, NM in 2008), Rich has published four chapbooks of poetry and for seven years hosted an open reading and slam in Newark,… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 1, 2009 at 7:30am — 15 Comments

Halloween Chickens

In an effort to keep the scary Barelas chickens from pecking my jack-o-lantern to pieces, I'm feeding them pumpkin rinds and seeds. We'll see if it works.

Added by Barelas Babe on October 31, 2009 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

The Morning Fix

  • It's Halloween, boys and girls. Go get yourself some scared.
  • Albuquerque may be geting a shot at standing in for Asgard.
  • For some reason I though it would be…
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Added by pepeye on October 30, 2009 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

The Morning Fix



  • Baby showers just aren't what they used to be.
  • The film industry likes us. It really, really likes…
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Added by pepeye on October 29, 2009 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

They are all reasons to be... a concert review in tangentia



It occurred to me yesterday, as I read my favorite degenerate sports fan/sportswriter's column, that this week is the nexus of All Things Great, and for so many people.



To wit: we successfully made the transition from Autumn to Winter, I covered (and then uncovered) my tomatoes on Monday night to prolong a little fresh… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 28, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Morning Fix

  • Soon we will all have another choice for disposing of those restless $1's in our pockets.
  • Baillio's, BAILLIO'S, B..A..I..L..L..I..O..S may be in trouble.
  • Defense attorneys are accusing ABQ police of having a…
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Added by pepeye on October 28, 2009 at 6:00am — 11 Comments

Hiking the Zipper

NOB HILL--One of the benefits of having a good public transportation system is the ability to do 'point to point' urban hikes on the weekend. A five mile hike down old Route 66 is possible, and then using the Rapid-Ride bus to get back home. This might be called Destination Hiking and it is in contrast to making a loop around your neighborhood so you end up back in your own front yard. All this is made easy by having the buses run on Saturday and… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 27, 2009 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

The Morning Fix: Episode II - The Return of the Pepeye

During Episode I, the Dark Lord Ning reached out through his series of tubes to vaporize Monday's Morning Fix. But I'm back to fight again for the rebel cause. No Ewoks allowed.



  • So the Census is getting started up here. No real news there, but the KOB…
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Added by pepeye on October 27, 2009 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Halloween Costumes

All around Albuquerque, parents who are missing the Martha Stewart gene are panicking. Me? I’m grateful that those years are mostly behind me, and that my contributions these days are limited to hemming, driving teens to thrift stores and fabric stores, and identifying where things are stored in the attic. (The latter is the most challenging task by far).



That’s right. It is time to start thinking about Halloween costumes, if you haven’t… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — 9 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gaurav Rajen... India: An Invitation (1988)

The adventure that is Gaurav Rajen's life began in India where he was born. This look back to his native land tries to come to grips with what has to be one of the most complex countries on the face of the planet. Packed with emotions and vivid images, this poem both dances and broods.



A short second poem, Late Night Hells, follows.



I live in Albuquerque's NE heights. I am an engineer with a doctorate working on… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on October 25, 2009 at 7:29am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Go! Fight! Win!

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Added by mateoism on October 23, 2009 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Deep Breath, Beautiful Sunrise

  • We're baaack!
  • Lifeline: NM Awarded Homeland Security $$$.
  • 71 yr old man walking entire Route 66,…
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Added by mateoism on October 22, 2009 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Soon to be ex-Mayor Marty holds pay increases until after City election.

An article in this morning's Albuquerque Journal (yes you will need to log in or use the "Free Trial" link on that page to read the article) notes:



"About a week after the city election, a handful of city employees received pay raises, including a 67 percent bump for an aide to the mayor. Scott Forrester, an assistant to Mayor Martin Chávez, whose term ends Nov. 30, saw an increase in… Continue

Added by Ben Roberts on October 21, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Downtown Arts & Cultural District

Exciting things happening here in downtown Albuquerque! This week the Downtown Action Team brought in a Resource team to meet with several breakout groups including artists, business owners, planners, architects, educational groups, marketers, media, non profits, etc. to discuss planning of the recently state designated Downtown Arts & Cultural District. I participated in two of these breakout sessions, the gallery owners/educational groups/museums and the artists/artisans… Continue

Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on October 21, 2009 at 11:49am — 13 Comments

Local Etsy Seller: NUEVOMEXCELENTE





There are quite a few benefits to one’s wife having a subscription to BUST magazine. Among these are music and film reviews. It was by virtue of the hallowed pages of that fine “Ladies” magazine that I was able to turn my friends onto this, not to mention,… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on October 21, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: NO, No, no

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Added by mateoism on October 21, 2009 at 6:00am — 23 Comments

Tableside Guacamole No More

Garduno's is toast. Probably.

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s1200777.shtml?cat=516

"A judge has ordered the popular New Mexican restaurant chain Garduno's to stop operating until it has settled a dispute over back taxes it owes the state."

Added by Andrea Lin on October 20, 2009 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

El Kookooee to burn in the South Valley October 25

This man of fire, El Kookooee, (~ El Cucuy, the boogeyman) is a large puppet made of wood and is stuffed with the paper momentos of written fears that is burned in effigy every year on the last Sunday in October during the Festival de Otoño in the South Valley near 3908 Isleta Blvd SW in the Rio Bravo State Park, near Harrison Middle School in the baseball diamonds at 35.017814, -106.680967 - consider parking at the South Valley Library or at about 1450 Camino del Valle SW. This year, La Novia… Continue

Added by Joel Deluxe on October 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Ernest Blumenthal & the WPA (Part 2): The Old Airport Terminal

THE ALBUQUERQUE SUNPORT--Imagine the emotions running through Ernest Blumenthal when he found out that he was to be the architect for Albuquerque's New Airport Terminal. He must have started working on it in 1936 or 1937 for it was completed in 1939. The U.S. was still in the depths of the Great Depression. The WPA (Works Progress Administration) was the largest employer in the country, and the new terminal was a WPA project. It was actually more than… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on October 20, 2009 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

An Environmentalist Rides the Rail Runner

I took my first Rail Runner ride today, Downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe. The journey was delightful and the scenery eye-popping. I have made the trip several times by car and was amazed at just how much "civilization" can be found between I-25 and the Rio Grande.



Unfortunately, the rabid environmentalist in me was somewhat troubled. Despite the fact that I was on the 7:30 AM from downtown, the train was nearly empty. My best guess would be 25% of the available seats were filled… Continue

Added by Muskrat Sam Donaldson on August 27, 2009 at 6:23pm — 19 Comments

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