Barelas Babe's Blog – May 2009 Archive (4)

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

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

UNM H1N1 Case Confirmed

As a parent of a UNM student, I've got to say I'm impressed with the official UNM response, which I've cut and pasted at the end of my post.



In case you haven't heard, a student living in the Hokona Hall dormitory was diagnosed with H1N1 and has now fully recovered. As a response, UNM has set up a number of precautionary measures, including hand sanitizer stations at graduation and foregoing the congratulatory handshake. (All three of the universities that I work for have adopted… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on May 14, 2009 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Mothering is Forever

I was a teenager when I began to understand that mothering was forever; that it wouldn’t end when I became an adult. This revelation came to me as I watched a mother nag her adult daughter to put on a sweater to ward off the summer evening chill.



That mother was my great-grandmother, and she was 82 years old. My grandmother shrugged off her mother’s care with a few words, and went outside to take out the kitchen trash – without a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on May 4, 2009 at 10:00am — 16 Comments

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