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The Sunday Poem: Erin Adair-Hodges... Where [Chekhov] Was Coming From

Even if you’re very familiar with stories written by Erin Adair-Hodges, the Alibi’s Arts and Literature Editor, you are probably not familiar with her work as a poet. Guess what? Erin was the 2004-2005 Poetry Fellow at the University of Arizona where she received her MFA. Next fall, to cap off her work at the Alibi, she’ll be teaching poetry at CNM (along with her usual English courses). Erin lives in a… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on June 7, 2009 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Two a Day

I am inspired by Summer of Like, a weekly post by a DCFer calling herself, well, Summer of Like. Tired of having only a few close friends in Albuquerque and relationships that last under two months, she has decided to ask out one person everywhere she goes for ten weeks. I like that idea; doing something outside of your norm to change something that you're not happy with. For me,… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on June 5, 2009 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Take the Kirtland Survey

Since so many smart and community-minded individuals read Duke City Fix (have I captured your attention yet, with flattery?) I’d like to invite your participation in a community survey. We’re conducting a study related to Kirtland Air Force Base and are surveying the community on issues related to the base and the surrounding areas. Take the survey.



Anyone is welcome to take the… Continue

Added by Mr Cog on June 4, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

Rationalizations & rule breaking: week 2

Sorry it has been so long since my last update on the Summer of Like. As predicted, I've already encountered some problems. First, I broke rule #2. But there were some extenuating circumstances- I've been housesitting in the south valley, and have fallen into a deep void of large, flat screen HD cable TV, and 2 lush acres of gardens and orchards right on the river...can you blame me for wanting to stay in? I also had 2 out-of-town visitors last… Continue

Added by summer of like on June 3, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Camelot



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Added by Adelita on June 4, 2009 at 6:02am — 4 Comments

my light green thumb appreciates the true skill of others



I was thinking today about how it's finally summertime. The pool near my house brims with kids and floaties and sunscreen daily. All the animals at the Zoo can be heard chattering away late into the evening. And my tummy has started to crave all the fresh local summer produce that I yearn for during the cold winter months.



One of the many things I love about… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on June 3, 2009 at 10:00am — 17 Comments

Morning Fix: Beep! Beep!

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Added by Adelita on June 3, 2009 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Kapow!

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Added by Adelita on June 2, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Poll Watching 101

I had my blog post all planned out for today. On Saturday I would walk over to the Barelas Bridge to watch the Race Down the Rio Grande and perhaps engage in a kinder gentler version of “Jay-walking” to mark the… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on June 1, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Mission Control

I'm taking on the Morning Fix this week!

  • Search for missing boy suspended.
  • Smith's Grocery workers marching the streets of Albuquerque. Workers disappointed with contract, wages.
  • Santa Fe sending…
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Added by Adelita on June 1, 2009 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mitch Rayes... Postcard from Chiapas

For eight seasons Albuquerque poet Mitch Rayes outfitted jungle trips to remote rivers and ruins in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. He first arrived there in 1979 and for almost two decades spent a large portion of his time in an area of Chiapas inhabited by a small group of indigenous Maya known as the Lacandones. His most recent poems are based on reminiscences of those years.



Born in Detroit, he made his first visit to New Mexico… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 31, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

It's Friday!

Looks like rain, feels like rain, but where is the rain? Need to get out there and water my beautiful flowers!



Remembering when my grandmother who lived in the home I live in today always had a little lawn and nice flowers and actually some bushes she brought home from Bakersfield, CA! Her oldest son, my late uncle lived there with his family for years! She brought home the pomegranate bush that continues to grow beautifully in the front yard it must be over 50 years old! Just a bit… Continue

Added by Dolly on May 29, 2009 at 5:48pm — 1 Comment

Perplexity, Persistence, and the MRGCD Elections

This is a tale of perplexity and persistence. More than a decade ago, when I purchased my first home and moved to Barelas, I registered to vote, wanting to do my civic duty and wanting to have my say about matters close to home. I read all of the election literature I received, including the newsletters sent out by the Middle Rio Grande… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on May 29, 2009 at 11:30am — 24 Comments

Is it really conservation

I have been walking the west side of the bosque north of central for 10 years now. They recently started doing some conservation work. I agree that some of these things needed to be done but some of them I question. They are removing the trees that are not native which I love as most of the non native trees really drink a lot of water. My question on this is they are leaving the stumps and as it has warmed up the stumps are showing new growth if you are going to get rid of a tree shouldn't the… Continue

Added by aaron lewis on May 29, 2009 at 9:45am — 10 Comments

Albuquerque (almost) Tops Best City List

Albuquerque has been recognized by Kiplinger in its Best Cities 2009 edition.



We're No. 2, right after Huntsville,… Continue

Added by Alexis on May 26, 2009 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Memorial Day Musings

Yesterday we marked Memorial Day weekend with a family backyard barbeque; it's an annual tradition. This year we had four different generations at our gathering, representing every generation from the Silent Generation to the Millennials.



Since every guy at our gathering had… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on May 25, 2009 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

Gaspirations

It's time to get busy, judging from last week's tragi-comic bicycle adventure (or Miss Adventure, as it's obvious our relationship is not on a first-name basis).



Call it an acclimation proclamation, a call to harms. In short, I'm going to have to go out on the bike and hurt myself over and over again. It just needs doing, else I'll remain standing beside the road sniveling "Mommy! The stupid old air HURT me!"



The facts are these: Last week I kitted up (that is, I donned… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on May 24, 2009 at 10:00am — 15 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Gary Jackson... Autumn in Chestnut Falls

Do your neighbors have tentacles for arms? I mean real tentacles? Maybe you should read this. I first heard Gary Jackson at the Michael Datcher event. What a wonderful night that was! And this matter-of-fact treatment of the totally grotesque has all the dark irony of a reporter covering a nightmare.



Gary Jackson was born and raised in Topeka, KS, but received his MFA in Poetry from the University of New Mexico. His poems have appeared in… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 24, 2009 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Day One of the Summer of Like

Last night I kicked off the Summer of Like. I headed out to One Up (downtown) with my favorite wingman, S. It was a different scene than I expected - someone was having a birthday party, so most of the people there knew each other. I introduced myself first and foremost to the cucumber margarita. Big Success. :) I'm typically a wine or irish whiskey girl, but the cocktail menu was just too interesting to pass up. The light and fresh cucumber… Continue

Added by summer of like on May 23, 2009 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

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