Barelas Babe's Blog – July 2010 Archive (4)

Bittersweet Birthday: Twenty Years of the ADA in Albuquerque

It is a bittersweet birthday, this 20 year anniversary celebration for the Americans with Disabilities Act. I’ve yet to learn how Burqueños are marking this day, but perhaps folks will fill me in. To be sure, the celebration is less important than the achievements over the past 20 years. Legislation that provides accessibility to over 50 million Americans is a profound… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

History of a House and its 'Hood

I’ve always preferred houses with a history. The story of how a neighborhood comes to be is part of this story, but given enough time, the house itself builds a history.

When we first saw our place in Barelas, I was enchanted by the deep window sills created by double adobe walls – perfect perches for cats and children. And I was intrigued by tales of the water well that was somewhere on the property and shut down (or not).

We… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

Morning Fix - Declaring Independence!


Added by Barelas Babe on July 2, 2010 at 7:00am — 17 Comments

Morning Fix: Happy Birthday Tamarind!

  • New laws today: expensive cigarettes, no double-dipping, plus guns in saloons restaurants that serve booze.
  • No deals cut. No balanced budget. As of midnight, labor unions and the City of…

Added by Barelas Babe on July 1, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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