No! New! Roads!

Urban Albuquerque has a well written and clearly explanatory blog up, arguing for no more new roads in Albuquerque, and particularly not the new plan for the Paseo del Volcan project, which, as you can see if you click on the link, is considered REALLY important by the city government, cause it is going to…

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Geni Hits 100 Million

Geni.com, the genealogy site with the “let’s create a World Tree” goal, has hit 100 million profiles.  Hurrah!   I love Geni, and I’m on the site regularly.  Since they made me a curator, that’s only right, really.  I have a job to do. Since the goal of Geni is indeed to create a world…

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Things I Know About Alice

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Alice — she of the Wonderland and Looking Glass fame. This is appropriate:  It’s the 150th anniversary of the original text.  Happy Birthday, Alice!   I first read the books when I was 5, and they’ve been favorites of mine since then.  And I used to teach the…

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The Old Town Skirmish

During the Civil War, New Mexico was not, really, to be truthful, an important field of operations.  At least, not much, and not for long.  We did indeed see some action — the Confederates invaded the territory with the goal of, eventually, controlling the gold in Colorado (sort of a latter-day Seven Cities of Gold action, really). …

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The Rail Runner: Yes and No

For the last couple of months Laura has been working at an internship up in Santa Fe, for a law firm that gives her nice lunches and treats her very well.  It’s a lovely job. But it entails commuting from Albuquerque — that’s an hour drive each way.  So it’s LOVELY that there’s an express rail…

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Post-Holiday Errands

So there was December, and I was ill and all, and there were holidays, and it was busy, and what with one thing and all a Bunch Of Stuff did not get done. And now it’s the new year!  Hooray!  So I ran errands. First there was the last of the Christmas gifts to mail…

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Heavenly Creatures

Laura and I have been, over the years, reading detective novel series at about the same time — we’re not reading the same book at the same time, we pass them on to each other, but we’re reading in the same series.  We went through all of Tony Hillerman’s Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee series,…

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