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Kadomatsu: Heaven, Earth, and Humanity

Protip: if you are trying to escape madding crowds, checking out a botanic garden in sub-freezing weather is a surefire way to attain this end. On New Year's Eve day, when the mercury threatened to climb above 30 degrees for the first time in days, I decided a sojourn to the Albuquerque Botanic…

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Added by Barelas Babe on January 5, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Happy New Year from Brrr-elas!

Happy New Year Duke City Fix!

Here it is, just a few hours into 2015, and I have tasted red chile and champagne, seen (but not yet shoveled) snow, and ground and sipped locally roasted coffee (David's Roast from Villa Myriam -- they sell it at…

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Added by Barelas Babe on January 1, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

La Señora 2012

I’ve often wondered: why does the year always go out as a hoary-frosted bearded dude in wizard robes?

Why not bid adieu to the year represented by an elegant woman of a certain…

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Added by Barelas Babe on December 31, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Carnuel Road Parade and Fiesta

In about two weeks balloonists from all over the planet will descend upon our ciudad bonita for the big annual fiesta. That’s an impressive event, and I encourage people to check it out.

 

That’s just one way of experiencing…

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Added by Barelas Babe on September 21, 2012 at 10:30am — 15 Comments

Car Vandal Values

I returned home last night from a road trip that was equal parts camping, conferencing, book proposal team writing, and socializing. Given the lateness of the hour, I only partially unpacked my car -- removing one duffel bag with clothes, my computer and hiking backpacks, hiking boots, toiletries bag, two pillows,…

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Added by Barelas Babe on August 17, 2012 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Paloma as Public Philosophy? De(a)finitely!

 

Love doesn’t need an audience or even a dress rehearsal, but sometimes it helps. Last night I sat through a dress rehearsal of Anna Garcia-Romero’s fabuloso play Paloma, which is…

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Added by Barelas Babe on August 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Vinagre y Turnips

Skarsgard Farms (formerly Los Poblanos Organics) delivered turnips and beets to my front porch last week. Seeing these root vegetables side by side in my refrigerator gave me a hankering for Lebanese-style pickled turnips with beet juice. Since there was…

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Added by Barelas Babe on July 31, 2012 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Apron Strings and The Wild Blue Yonder

This post is for mijito (and all Burqueños who love someone who is serving or has served our country).

 

There’s a literal component to this post: I’m an Albuquerque mama who actually wears aprons. I’ve got my cooking apron, my cleaning…

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Added by Barelas Babe on April 16, 2012 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

A Good Burque Friday

Hola Fixers! It has been a while, sí? I’m now blogging as Barelas Babe, Ph.D, which has a nifty little ring to it, don'cha think? But no worries, this Bareleña isn’t going to get too big for her pantalones (or should that…

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Added by Barelas Babe on April 7, 2012 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

Vacation – Barelas Babe Style

It will come as no secret to those who know me that I’m a bit (perhaps more than a bit) of a…

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Added by Barelas Babe on August 8, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

The World is Smaller Than We Think

Tomorrow is a big day for UNM graduates. As some of you may have read, I’ll be among those marching in regalia. Part of my mind will be elsewhere, though.

 

I’ll be the first to admit that my education…

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Added by Barelas Babe on May 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Morning Fix: Service Learning Version



  • Another APD shooting. Victim's family lawyers up
  • Your child's educational funding could be restored!
  • Earth Day is coming…
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Added by Barelas Babe on April 14, 2011 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Service Learning Version



  • High (school) relief in some Albuquerque households? 
  • Will Anasazi finally be finished?
  • Greasy Pizza makes greasy…
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Added by Barelas Babe on April 12, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Blowing in the Wind



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Added by Barelas Babe on April 11, 2011 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

Morning Fix: Happy Birthday Albuquerque!

  • A little transparency on the Kirtland AFB jet fuel leak would be nice. How about it, Gobernadora?
  • Thirty dollars worth of missing copper wire…
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Added by Barelas Babe on April 8, 2011 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: I Wish It Would Rain Down

  • Independent review says police shooting not justified. Police Oversight Commission rejects independent review; sides with APD. 
  • Still…
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Added by Barelas Babe on April 7, 2011 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: End of an Era



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Added by Barelas Babe on April 5, 2011 at 5:17am — 3 Comments

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

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