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The 'Real World' is Not a Cross-Country Race

Hanna Skandera tells us, in a recent Albuquerque Journal guest editorial, what should have been an inspirational and heart-warming story about her glory days in track, when she trained for months for that one big cross-country race at the end.  She came in second.  It’s implied that the rest of them were ranked-and-filed as, I assume, winners and losers?

There are two…


Added by Kris Nielsen on March 9, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Hanna Skandera’s Reforms Cause More Than 'Discomfort'

Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera recently wrote an editorial to the Albuquerque Journal stating more untruths, vague ideas, and plenty of blame against those who are questioning her initiatives.  She suggests that there will be some “discomfort” during her period of reforms.  I suggest that discomfort isn’t the problem; what we’re fighting against is the…


Added by Kris Nielsen on January 8, 2014 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

How coloring my hair changed my life

When I came back to America after a very rough trip through Europe, I was virtually destroyed mentally. I thought I was an awful person, I had no respect for myself, and I absolutely didn’t love myself. I won’t get into why I felt this way, but it is important to my story. I struggled constantly with my self-worth. I would talk down to myself. I told myself that I was ugly and, while I knew I could be a contributing member of society, I didn’t want to be. I just wanted to stay in my room all…


Added by Megan on August 13, 2013 at 10:14pm — No Comments

FEAR OF FALLING-:-aerial dance performance

Fear of Falling at the AirDance ArtSpace


Josh Burgess and Morgan…


Added by Jeff Hartzer on January 10, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Here and There

My front tire keeps going down. Very slowly, but down it does go. Doesn't appear to have a puncture, so is this due to elevation? And yet the rear tire doesn't lose air nearly as rapidly. I need a new pump. The one I have sucks. Well, blows actually, but you know what I mean. It might as well suck, I guess is what I mean. I don't think you should have to pause to take your pulse when airing up a dang bicycle tire, y'know?

It is a few days past our one-year anniversary in Albuquerque.… Continue

Added by Rob Creighton Garrison on April 4, 2010 at 6:13pm — 5 Comments

Legislature Shifting Money Away From Schools

During the 2010 Regular session of the NM Legislature, three separate bills were introduced (SB208, SB255, and HB268), all of which attempted to take money assigned to public schools away and reassign it to the general fund. The net effect of each of these bills is a diversion of approximately $100M per year away from our schools. While SB208 and SB255 did not reach a floor vote, HB268 passed the House just prior to the session ending.

We need to let our… Continue

Added by Mark on March 1, 2010 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

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  • No, Ma'am, feminist porn is not an oxy-moron.
  • Why VP Biden is visiting our newly renovated Andaluz
  • Obama to…

Added by Self Serve on November 5, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

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  • You don't have to pay or watch an ad to read this.
  • Even around Halloween, toxic waste is not cool.
  • ARCA greenhouses get…

Added by Self Serve on November 4, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The Pornotopia Community

It's pretty amazing how much work it is to put on a porn festival. The 3rd Annual Pornotopia Erotic Film Festival takes place in eight days according to the countdown clock on our website, and I continue to be grateful for all the individuals and organizations making Pornotopia 2009 possible.

Tickets are about to be printed, Pornotopia T-shirts are being designed, flyers are being distributed, sponsors are preparing… Continue

Added by Self Serve on October 29, 2009 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

all's fair...

Ah, the fair. It's the yearly melting pot that brings Albuquerque and New Mexico together in the name of puke rides and funnel cakes. Horses, cattle, adorable bunny rabbits and artwork are hauled in from across the state. We identify with each other culturally through these things. It's one of the oldest methods of social engagement and definition. It smacks of the childlike excitement at the prospect of cotton candy and mechanical rides; it's tied strongly to ideas of discovery, or observation… Continue

Added by Señorita Ruth on September 25, 2009 at 12:04am — 1 Comment

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

Albuquerque author Melody Groves on KSJE FM

Western Writer Melody Groves will discuss her irrepresible Colton Brothers and their adventures in her novel Arizona War on KSJE fm's Write On 4 Corners, Friday July 31 at 2:30 pm MDT. To listen live, go to and click on now playing. to listen to the archive go to mp3 podcasts write on four corners. Then find July 31's show. Feel free to download for your use, giving KSJE, Public Radio for the Four Corners credit of course.

Also University of New Mexico Press… Continue

Added by KSJE 90.9FM on July 30, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

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Added by Self Serve on July 17, 2009 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Rejuvenated on top the Hill of Tome

Today I climbed the hill of Tome joining hundreds of faithful to see the three large crosses.

I was out of breath and my weak legs kept sliding on the loose rocks. But on my way up I met this man who was carrying a heavy cross on his shoulders. He climbed the long steep hill with his cross and when he saw me taking pictures, he made a point to stop to talk to me.…


Added by buggs on April 10, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

What happened Friday in Santa Fe

Since Someguy takes the weekend off, and I know some of you only get your news from DCF, as sad as that may be, (no offense Someguy, you do us all a good service), ya'll need to know that the death penalty is nearly no more in New Mexico. Our legislators voted 24-18 to repeal it today. No matter how you feel about it, this is historic, as NM may join many states across the nation that have recently abolished the death penalty. It is all up to our Governor now. It is on his desk. It is my hope… Continue

Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on March 13, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Another hand about to be bitten.

This time the film industry folks. Can you believe there is a bill going into committee tomorrow that will stop the state incentives paid to the film industry to keep them filming in NM? You may not know, but NM is not the only state offering these incentives. We are just the best state for the film industry that offers them.

Uh Huh. HB725. Basically this bill kills the… Continue

Added by Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast on March 2, 2009 at 7:40pm — 30 Comments

Robert Mirabal book

I just finished Running Alone in Photographs by Robert Mirabal and it is AMAZING! Anyone who knows of Robert Mirabal, or anyone that is in love with New Mexico for that matter, will love this book. It is sweet, sad, full of characters you probably know, and has lots of Robert's poetry.

Added by Stephen Smith on February 26, 2009 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Albuquerque Architects Baker A+D Unveil New Site

Baker Architecture + Design

Albuquerque, NM

We want to share our updated portfolio and website with our Albuquerque friends and colleagues. It's always hard to make time to update the site, but in this "economic downturn" / these "uncertain times" (OK, who here is sick of hearing these two phrases?), we had this opportunity to take stock of what we've done over the last 6 years. We have a lot of new… Continue

Added by Baker A+D on February 16, 2009 at 11:40am — No Comments

Sit. Stay.

I posted this for a short time last weekend and then pulled it because I wanted to think about it for a while before posting again. There have been quite a few blogs and discussions about Albuquerque's future and growth, each one prompting me to wonder if I feel good or bad about it. It's a conflict in my head.

I moved here in March, 31 years ago. I was very disappointed with the lack of green, the lack of (what i knew as) ethnic food, the sand that blew in my face, the lack of… Continue

Added by Sarahjmd on February 5, 2009 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

This is why I love living in ABQ...Chili Pepper and Taco foot race at an Isotopes Game

I found this in my video archives and I just think it is hilarious.

Lose Weight Fast with my Lose 30 in Thirty Fitness… Continue

Added by Rocco Castellano on February 1, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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