Barelas Babe's Blog – September 2010 Archive (7)

Albuquerque Needs More Freak Shows

Writers get it. Whether it is a blank piece of paper in a typewriter (remember those?), a flashing yellow cursor on a black screen, or thin blue lines on a piece of notebook paper, the feeling of writer’s block is terrifying. I’ve lived through all of the variations of writing I’ve described above and suffered for it.



And even now, when I'm staring at a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on September 20, 2010 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Oh Honey, Honey

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Added by Barelas Babe on September 17, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: All's Fair at the Fair

  • It's not what you know, it's who you know."
  • Downtown police shooting yesterday = number eleven. Just an outlier year for APD?
  • No good deed goes…
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Added by Barelas Babe on September 15, 2010 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Double-Dipping

  • Most double-dippers working for the city of Albuquerque are…
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Added by Barelas Babe on September 14, 2010 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

On Being an Aspiring Art Collector (on a Tight Budget)

I could never imagine making a car payment of $500/month, but I could easily imagine making art payments of that amount. This was my first thought when I learned about the Collectors Club at Albuquerque’s Tamarind Institute. Since I don’t have the disposable income at the moment, the point is moot. But someday, when the kids are educated and out of the house, I just might give… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on September 13, 2010 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Pork and Pies

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Added by Barelas Babe on September 13, 2010 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Why We Labor

I have a Depression era pressed-glass serving plate that belonged to my great-grandmother. Circling the edge of the plate are these words, "It is pleasant to labor for those we love". Almost a decade after Nana Amy passed away, her great-grandchildren had the opportunity to select a keepsake or two. I chose this plate because I appreciated this irony of these words juxtaposed against a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on September 6, 2010 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

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