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R.I.P. Getting a tan

R.I.P. Getting a tan

    Halloween creeps closer as leaves start to fall, pumpkins appear in windows, hot air balloons arrive for the annual Balloon fest in Albuquerque, creepy spiders turn up in school cafeterias and jackets become more than optional. It is a sparkling day and...

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Remembering Ernie Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

Remembering Ernie Ernie Pyle Library-Albuquerque

    At an annual celebration of the famed World War 2 correspondent, Ernie Pyle, at his home in Albuquerque, N.M., a docent tells the small group about the permanent closing of Pyle's childhood home, in his birthplace,in Indiana.  Ernie Pyle was a...

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Police Band Zona Colonial Plaza Santo Domingo Event

Police Band Zona Colonial Plaza Santo Domingo Event

    The last police band i saw was in Cuenca, at a celebration for ex-pats and foreign business development in that Ecuadorian city. This Santo Domingo events aim is to support women and fight domestic violence in Latin America.This police band provides some...

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Turkey Time A Day of Thanks, 2018

Turkey Time A Day of Thanks, 2018

    Pots and pans are on the stove, the table has been set for three, a Butterball Turkey browns in the oven. It took four hours for this bird to cook and slicing it up on the kitchen counter means dinner is close. Alan, Sherrie, and I have Thanksgiving this...

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StarBucks Break Coffee on skeleton crew

StarBucks Break Coffee on skeleton crew

    Halloween has crawled out of the grave for another year. At a local Starbucks, Freddie doesn't have to bone up on store policy, customer relations, or how to work the register. He hands out coffee and keeps his mouth shut because he rattles when he...

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Flamingos A long way from home

Flamingos A long way from home

    Flamingos are often seen in front yards as plastic yard ornaments, and double as stir sticks in fancy lounge drinks. This evening, the Albuquerque zoo is hosting a music concert. Surrounding the stage, families and friends have spread umbrellas,...

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Demolition Manzano High School Gymnasium

Demolition Manzano High School Gymnasium

    In 1965, this gym was state of the art for our time in high school.  It had locker rooms for boys and girls, a weight room,offices for the coaches and staff. It had polished hardwood floors on the basketball court that gleamed and rows of wood...

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Heavy Artillery The War Begins

Heavy Artillery The War Begins

    In the 1960's, a most favored slogan was " Make Love, Not War. " Their were lots of babies conceived in hippie vans as the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane fanned anti war sentiment, wore flowers in their hair and had meetings with...

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Midway Blues Amusements

Midway Blues Amusements

    Bennett's Amusements moves in the day before an event, fences off their area at the Festival, back up huge equipment trucks, rides, and promotions. Agile carnies pick up wrenches and assemble a superstructure of steel connected by hundreds of feet of...

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