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Morning Fix: Earth, Wind, and Fire



  • In case you were hiding under a rock this weekend, Martin Heinrich is running for the Senate. 
  • Let the…
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Added by Barelas Babe on April 4, 2011 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Nukes and the Duke City

I had never met a nuclear physicist until I moved to Albuquerque. Now I know several.

 

I had never heard the term “atomic tourism” until a few years ago, when a seatmate on a flight told me why he was travelling to New…

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Added by Barelas Babe on March 14, 2011 at 4:30pm — 14 Comments

The Barelas Cold House

For the past year or so I’ve been reading about people who deliberately keep their houses cold. I’m not talking about those who dare to lower their thermostat to 65 degrees from the recommended 68 degrees, but people like…

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Added by Barelas Babe on February 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: Kuumba

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Added by Barelas Babe on December 31, 2010 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Nia



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Added by Barelas Babe on December 30, 2010 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Kwanzaa Day 4 - Ujamaa



  • 2010 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow gets a…
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Added by Barelas Babe on December 29, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Ujima - Collective Work and Reponsibility

  • Local luthier dies - rest in peace Lorenzo Pimentel, maker of magnificent guitars and beautiful music.
  • The Daily Beast chronicles the…
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Added by Barelas Babe on December 28, 2010 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Kujichagulia y Burque

I have this odd habit of remembering the first time I encounter new words. More than meet-ups with new faces and new places, the circumstances surrounding my new word encounters are inscribed on my brain’s memory card.

 

Take this word:…

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Added by Barelas Babe on December 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Kujichagulia



  • Habari gani? Today's Kwanzaa principle is…
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Added by Barelas Babe on December 27, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Under Pressure

I pulled out my pressure cooker last night. The weather has been getting colder and I was in the mood for one of my favorite dishes, Barelas Babe's Turkish Bean Soup.



Twice in the past seven days the topic of pressure cookers has come up in my conversations. A friend recently mentioned a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 15, 2010 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Barelas Babe’s Turkish Bean Soup

2 cups of dried cannellini beans (white kidney beans)– soaked overnight*

3 Tablespoons of olive oil

2 large onions (chopped)

3 cloves of garlic

3 stalks of celery (diced)

3 stalks of carrots (diced)

2 Roma tomatoes (finely chopped)

5 cups of water

¼ to ½ teaspoon of NM red chile powder

5 cups of water (or vegetable stock)

juice of half a… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 15, 2010 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Morning Fix: Friday Fomentation

  • Union lawsuit against city dismissed.
  • Lobo women take on the Fighting Irish today. GO LOBOS!
  • Spare…
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Added by Barelas Babe on November 12, 2010 at 5:00am — 30 Comments

Morning Fix: Veterans Day

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Added by Barelas Babe on November 11, 2010 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: To the Bat Cave!

  • Pumpkin toss! Smashing crime criminals in the Duke City.
  • DADT - immigration style. Brought to you by APS.
  • Bat caves are…
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Added by Barelas Babe on November 10, 2010 at 5:00am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: Turn on the Heat!

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Added by Barelas Babe on November 9, 2010 at 5:00am — 12 Comments

Morning Fix: Monday Mayhem

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Added by Barelas Babe on November 8, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

A Malestrom of Mail

‘Tis the season of stunning fall foliage, calacas y calaveras, and incredible waste. I’m talking about the dead forest deposited in my mailbox daily. Campaign leaflets, postcards on cardstock, glossy 8 x 12 flyers and everything in between.



Last Friday, we received ten pieces of campaign mail, so I decided to take note of who got what in my household. We’ve got two last names and 3 voters; two males (one older, one younger) and moi in the… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on November 1, 2010 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

Save the Ta-Tas!*

If you are a woman over 40 or if you love a woman over 40, you should know this: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Monthly breast self exams and regularly scheduled mammograms are the best way to detect… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Suspended Under a Twilight Canopy



I have a confession to make. When I travel abroad and people ask me where I am from, I don’t tell them Albuquerque. I don’t even tell them New Mexico. I tell them…wait for it ... Santa Fe. (Go ahead and start throwing rotten tomatoes – I deserve it).



Why on earth… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on October 4, 2010 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

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 — 10 Comments

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