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The Sunday Poem: Georgia Santa-Maria... Love Poem for my Stove

A wood-burning cook stove is the total opposite of that funky electric Hotpoint you had in your first apartment. There are tricks to using one but once you know how, it becomes a partner in turning a cold room into a sweet-smelling, warm kitchen. No wonder they are passed down from generation to generation.

Georgia Santa-Maria is an Albuquerque native, born in the old purple brick St. Jo’s on Martin Luther King. Jewell Thompson, her 5th grade… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 17, 2010 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix - Seal is one virile guy.

  • Keep your eyes peeled in late February for the Breaking Bad Mobile. How playa is that?
  • Guv'ner is advised to tidy up.
  • Sorry Seattle,…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 15, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix - American I-dull

  • Please tell me what's wrong with this idea?
  • A stallion owned by an Albuquerque trio was ALMOST named the 2009 World Champion Racing…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 14, 2010 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

"The Sets In Da Buildin"- Is this how ABQ Hip Hop is?

I (regrettably) came across this as part of my addiction to internet surfing, as documented earlier here.



Now you all have to suffer the same fate.

d.i.e. set…



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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 13, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

I Resolve to Evolve



My lovely machine (to me, anyway) stands neglected. I haven't ridden in over a month and this galls me every time I look at it. Look at it's headlights. See that glint of reproof? Meant for me and only me, muchachos y muchachas.



Perhaps I should state here and now my intentions for this new year? Public humiliation as a punishment for failure is a great motivator, non?



* Ride my bike! Ride to work often and… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on January 10, 2010 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Morning Fix - T.E.R.R.O.I.S.

  • Git yer grub on! New restaurant event coming to selected Albuquerque (and Santa Fe) establishments near you...
  • This whole Leno (NBC, really) vs. Conan thing got you yearning…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 13, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix - "Realist, All His Life"

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 12, 2010 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix - Concealed Carry Headlines





  • Glad I keep procrastinating on the whole Avatar thing. Here's a cool blow by blow account, complete with spoilers for the…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 11, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Jessica Lopez... Ordinary Woman

The extraordinary Jessica Lopez reflects on "the ink blots and back ants" of love gone bad.



Jessica Helen Lopez is a Poetry and Creative Writing Teacher/NM History Instructor at Robert F. Kennedy Charter High School. She is a former member of 2006 and 2007 City of Albuquerque Slam Team and the 2008 National Champion UNM Lobo Slam Team. She is currently a member of the writing collective and performance troupe Mestizo… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 10, 2010 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Modern Style and Mountain Views

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Added by Adelita on January 8, 2010 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Further Adventures in ABQ Recycling

So far I've dropped off hazardous household materials and taken a collection of glass bottles to go live in the great glass bottle ranch in the sky. Now, I find myself faced with a slow New Year clean out of my garage. The cardboard boxes I have no problem with - break them down and toss them in the recycling box. Unused (but still useful) items have been taken over to Thrift Town as ARC donations.



But what was taunting me were the two old… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on January 7, 2010 at 8:53am — 10 Comments

Morning Fix:Five Finger Discount

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Added by Adelita on January 7, 2010 at 6:15am — 2 Comments

And Now, A Breakfast Experience, In Memoriam



There are restaurants of all ilk, possessing personalities all their own- like the ones where the chefs come out in their whites to yuk it up with the clientele. And of course, there's the kind that have rude waitstaff as part of their schtick. I like those. I have patronized dining establishments that were true "neighborhood… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on January 6, 2010 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: The Voters Speak

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Added by Adelita on January 6, 2010 at 6:16am — 9 Comments

In Memorium: DCF Poet Maisha Baton... July 2,1938 - Dec. 27, 2009

Albuquerque poet Maisha Baton died on December 27th of cancer. She had spent the last few months with her daughter and family in Pittsburgh, PA. She was 71.



Maisha was featured in the Duke City Fix on April 19th in The Sunday Poem series. In that poem, FROM SHIPROCK TO ALBUQUERQUE, are the following lines:



And the only path open to us… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 5, 2010 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

Morning Fix: Just Shooting Fireworks



  • What does a high early turnout for South Valley incorporation mean?
  • I've seen this building and I have to say, it's pretty cool.
  • Calling all veterans.…
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Added by Adelita on January 5, 2010 at 6:33am — 13 Comments

Of Rice Pudding and Resolutions

It is the first Monday of the New Year, and I am thinking of rice pudding and philosopher W.D. Ross. The rice pudding is easy – a jaunt to La Montañita for raisins and local eggs to mix with last night’s leftover rice for a quick and easy dessert for the progeny tonight. W.D. Ross is more complicated, as befits a philosopher.



All college… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on January 4, 2010 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Go! Fight! Win!



  • I'm leavin' on a jet plane...oh wait, not any more.
  • Slumlord should be forced out of his home with no place to go and should be forced to pay for rent for his former tenants.
  • A moment of silence for…
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Added by Adelita on January 4, 2010 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gary Brower... Shooting With Dick Near Corpus Christi

Dick Cheney continues to insert himself into the current political debate. Poet Gary L. Brower has the former VP in his metaphoric sights as he focuses on a very real hunting trip. The Incident occurred on February 11, 2006, when then U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt. Both Cheney and Whittington called the incident an accident.



Gary Brower is one of the… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on January 3, 2010 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix--Happy 2010 Peeps!

As I write this is it about 3:15 in the morning and I have not gone to bed yet, but I did celebrate the new year in the company of friends, indulging in champagne at midnight and some fan-friggin-tastic ritualistic shots of brandy with sugar and coffee coated limes (it was pretty fun) and giving the kids sparkling cider and letting them crash wherever they fell. Scanning the news channels is pretty uneventful this morning.

However, KRQE did have… Continue

Added by Cara on January 1, 2010 at 3:33am — 6 Comments

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