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Morning Fix: No Black. No White. Just Blues!


Added by Adelita on August 28, 2009 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: 4,000,000 and Counting

  • Volunteers at KUNM send letter of "no confidence" to UNM's administration. But Deputy Provost Richard Holder said "I don’t think any of these [issues] rise to the level of the disputes in the ’80s. They seem quite minor and basically non-important." Ouch! Wonder where he volunteers...
  • Nickelodeon likes…

Added by Adelita on August 27, 2009 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Green Chile Trade: Sharing The Love

A year ago, I express mailed a particularly good batch of freshly roasted green chile to a former New Mexico coworker and friend who is now living in Alaska. She was JONESING for the chile. A few weeks ago, she returned the favor: freshly caught Alaska salmon. Tonight, I combined her special package with my own recent batch of freshly roasted. The result? Sublime.

Do you have stories of sending green chile and having friends return… Continue

Added by Don Brown on August 26, 2009 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Good city

I am not a good city dweller. I cringe from getting into my car, even to go hiking, because the drive must take me through an ever-amplified din of pavement and billboards and exhaust and angry angry people, each with a distracted finger on the trigger of a three-thousand-pound steel and plastic weapon. There is trash on the street, and a fat woman in tight jeans kicks her little girl, because her hands are too encumbered by cellphone and Wal-Mart bags to be good for slapping. My neighbor's dog… Continue

Added by Jessie on August 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Of Bobcats and Ranch Hands

It rained a bit the last two days, eh? And then in Monday’s Journal there was an article about the ever increasingly urbanized bobcats of Placitas. And it got me thinking…

The recent rain was a bit of a departure from the “monsoon season” norm—I’m no meteorologist, but first… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 26, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: The Illustrated Man

  • Hey, my fourteen year old wants a koi fish tattooed on her shoulder. Guess she missed her opportunity.
  • Smith's lights up and is going green.
  • Call it what you want:…

Added by Adelita on August 26, 2009 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Duke City thrift

Maybe I'm a cheapskate, maybe it's the "recycling" vibe, but I love Albuquerque's second-hand stores. Sure, sometimes you have to root around to find the treasures, but I've never been disappointed here. Beyond the average t-shirts and jeans, I've found a belt buckle inlaid with real turquoise (which I thought at the time was glass or plastic), Ann Taylor and Talbot clothing with the tags still on, never-worn Dansko shoes, and hot pink cowgirl boots… Continue

Added by Laura on August 25, 2009 at 3:25am — 13 Comments

The Crosswalk Wars: Garduño Steps In

NOB HILL--City Councilor Rey Garduño has entered the fray of what might be called The Crosswalk Wars of Nob Hill. He is about to introduce a resolution in the City Council that would establish two more traffic signals, one at Central and Wellesley. and the other at Central and Morningside. A City Council resolution would be a way to out-flank the city administration which… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 25, 2009 at 7:30am — 30 Comments

Morning Fix: Volunteer. It Does a Body Good

  • If you couldn't be there in person, Bingaman's town hall meeting transcript.
  • West Siders - Paseo de Volcan forging ahead.
  • Best headline from the Daily…

Added by Adelita on August 25, 2009 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

Beautiful Burque Sky

This evening while driving west on I-40, my daughter noticed that the clouds were in the shape of the Sandia Mountains. It was a cool mirror image - mountains to the east, mountain shaped clouds to the west! Totally took my breath away!…


Added by Adelita on August 24, 2009 at 10:13pm — 6 Comments

A Visit to the Star Axis

Saturday, August 21st, my wife and I made a group trip with a number of other people to the Star Axis in northeast New Mexico. The trip was arranged and led by the Contemporary Art Society of Albuquerque as part of the Land/Art New Mexico exhibitions, and about 2 dozen people caravanned by car out of Albuquerque at 8:15 or so in the morning, after we all signed papers waiving our right… Continue

Added by M&M on August 23, 2009 at 10:04pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Caught With His Pants Down


Added by Adelita on August 24, 2009 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Richard Vargas... what war?

It is amazing that with three full-time news channels we hear so little about Iraq and Afganistan. Who can name more than one province of either country. Not many of us. And this is after what...six years of being there?

Richard Vargas is the author of two books of poetry: McLife and… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on August 23, 2009 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix : Back-to-school summer mix

  • Phew! The city avoids stepping in this pile.
  • Mad scientists save us from ourselves again. Maybe those clunkers can be put to use as solar…

Added by once banned twice shy on August 21, 2009 at 1:50pm — 5 Comments

They're baaaack...

I get way too excited by hot air balloons, but they're one of the reasons I love living in Albuquerque. We usually have a dormant spell during the summer where we don't see them (at least not over on the west side), but they're back!

The balloons are a bit early this year, perhaps thanks to the mild temps we've been having. And in this neck of the woods, they're among the many signs… Continue

Added by Laura on August 20, 2009 at 9:08pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: The old switcheroo

  • Get your "Obama is a Socialist Nazi!" and "Obama=Hitler" signs ready!
  • Man named David plays cop who plays john.
  • Phoenix seen rising from…

Added by once banned twice shy on August 20, 2009 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Summer is Over

I hate to be a(n) hyperbolic alarmist, but I think summer is over. Yesterday, whilst extricating dog doo ‘neath the cherry tree, a lone, waxy yellow cottonwood leaf flittered down to the ground from a high branch on one… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on August 19, 2009 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Part-time locavore

Farmer's market season brings out the locavore in me. I have good intentions during the rest of the year, but it gets hard to live on chard, squash, and garlic. Especially after the smorgasbord available right now at the farmer's markets. Fresh eggs with bell peppers for breakfast, rainbow chard for lunch, and grilled veggies with pesto for dinner. Munch on apples and green beans in between. And pecans by the handful! Heaven...

It… Continue

Added by Laura on August 18, 2009 at 9:20pm — 1 Comment

UNM Continuing Education: Now Is the Time to Check It Out

NOB HILL--To relieve the winter blues I visit REI every couple of weeks and fantasize about cook pots, trails, and starry nights. In spring the seed catalogs come and I mentalize rows of heirloom tomato plants and dark melons with moons and stars on them.

It is now late summer and those other dreams have come and mostly gone. I have done the trails. I have hoed the rows of summer and eaten a good part of the harvest.… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on August 18, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Dog Days of August

We said goodbye to our beloved old dog at the beginning of summer. He joined our household at 6 weeks of age, a huge ball of fluff from Animal Humane whose only crime was that his father, a dog of indeterminate heritage, had impregnated his mother, a pure-blooded Newfoundland with… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on August 17, 2009 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

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