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SOTW and Stuff - 29 January 2019

| January 29, 2019
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Pictured above: Slate Street Cafe (which now has a new restaurant across from IPCC: Sixty-six Acres)

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* SOTW : State of the World

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Duke City Weather or Not

Tomorrow the high in Chicago is expected to be minus 14 degrees - yikes!

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This Week's Quiz 

[COMMON EXPRESSION]

 and 

Hint: Call the Ortho!

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Kid Stuff

Youth ages 14 to 25 are invited to discover employment and volunteer opportunities in Albuquerque.

The City of Albuquerque is hosting the first annual One ABQ: Youth Job & Volunteer Fair

from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Read all about it - please, CLICK HERE

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Stylin'

        (Photo: NYT)

"Living above the shop" - CLICK HERE

Recycling that old sleeping bag - CLICK HERE

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iWatch

When you have a few minutes,you might find this interesting - both the content and the terrific graphic technique.

Note to Diary: Subscribe to Atlantic Selects

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iLunch 

( occasionally in Los Lunas)

For an ex-New Yorker, Los Lunas definitely qualifies as a trip to the country -

I discovered TEOFILO'S this summer when I was canvassing on Saturday mornings in Valencia County. And I love this place! I NEVER get rellenos close to the best I'd ever had ( unfortunately, I no longer remember where that was...) but it's irrelevant: TEOFILO's rellenos rock!! As does everything else I have tried - just be forewarned: the options can be brobdignagian. What could be easier? Twenty-five minutes door-to-door, you take I-25 south to the Los Lunas exit, hang a left on Main Street and just before you reach SR 314 or see the RR tracks, it's on your left. It's also across the street from the Luna Mansion, which they also own. Ask for Grace - she's loads of fun.

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iPonder

I read an article somewhere in the past few days that maybe, because things have gotten so bad around the world, that we could see a shift towards strengthened alliances - something that, as far as I'm concerned, would be a welcome relief after the shellacking many of our allies have taken since January 2017. The thinking being that many are dealing with common problems (populist factions, growing unease over political shifting to the extreme right, and income inequity to name a few) that working together may be more effective and efficient. I think the populists, love 'em or hate 'em, have some legitimate beefs - they've just taken them to an unacceptable  extreme. Things are bad out there - lots of populations are forgotten.

Closer to home, we need to only look at our own state to witness the plight of children living in poverty, poor education, unaffordable healthcare, and unaddressed climate change. Let's start close: pay attention to what is happening during this 60-day legislative session. (While we must also pay attention to what may be a slowdown in the damage being wrought in Washington, and support our MOCs).Change is in the air - let's hope if Congress can work with the Senate and chart a better course from now until  2020. McConnell cannot control the President and last week he saw key GOP senators voting with the Democrats - we'll see...

Do you know who your state representatives are? They are doing exciting and important work in Santa Fe. PLEASE Call them: to thank them, to tell them where you stand, to get answers. 

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iLuvCats

Meet Bubba - the king of the castle.

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