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The Monday buZZ - 8 August 2016

| August 08, 2016
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Altus Wealth Management

[Photo above: Ryan Lochte,  US Olympic swimmer]

THIS WEEK'S WEATHER OR NOT

Oh, man....looks like the heatwave is behind us!! Yippee!!

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Every four years we get these great few weeks of sports to feast upon. Woohoo!!

Now through August 21stCLICK HERE to see what's going on

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STUFF TO CONSIDER:

The election is Nov 8th. If you haven't registered, you have until October 11th(or Nov. 4th if you're voting Absentee). You can register online by CLICKING HERE


BERN.CO.Voting Centers: CLICK HERE for My Voter Information

FROM THE STUMP:

While it wasn't a great week for Hillary Clinton, whose "short circuit" and her ensuing explanation, blew a few fuses in my personal fuse box, those were hardly blips on the screen in comparison to what Mr Trump endured."The Boss" decided to take on Khizr Kahn and his wife - the parents of fallen US Army Capt. Human S.M. Khan who died saving the lives of his fellow soldiers - as a horrified nation watched. The verdict: Gold Star families - Muslim or not - are off limits, Donald. 

Remember Mike Dukakis in the helmet? Sarah Palin gazing at Russian from her kitchen window? Rick Perry's 3 government agencies? Howard Dean's scream? Mitt Romney's dog accommodation on family vacations? John Kerry in an astronaut suit? PALE BY COMPARISON to Trump's ill-chosen battle - will it prove to be "his Moment"?

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MEANWHILE, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD...

     

JAPAN HAD A ROUGH WEEK TOO. While the GOP candidate was contrasting  what a Japanese response might look like in comparison to a US one, in the event of an attack on an ally ("They could stay at home and watch Sony TV")the Chrysanthemum Throne's Emperor Akihito appears to be considering a step that the Japanese haven't seen in almost 200 years - a possible abdication. Will they let him?  Another question: Did you know that the imperial house of Japan is the longest continuous monarchy in the world? Akihito is the 125th Emperor in a line that extends back to the country's founding in 600 BC.

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STAY CURRENT & LOCAL:

WHAT TO DO IN THE DUKE CITY? Advance warning:

 CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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(Below, please click on link to the right of topic)

LOBO LAND - The Lobos Schedule

THE BOYS OF SUMMER - The Isotopes Schedule

STAYING HEALTHY - RunFit Events

WHAT'S COOKING - edible: Santa Fe/ Albuquerque/Taos

  : Coupons and discounts

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DAY TRIP:

Nedra Matteucci  GalleriesDetails

A walk through the gorgeous gardens at what was once known as the Fenn, browse the New Fiction table at Garcia Street Books (more info), a BLT for lunch or late afternoon refreshments at The Tea House (how to find it), and for the madrugadores among you - if t's a Saturday, you can always start at the Railyard for the Farmer's Market. Works for me!
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NOT SO LOCAL and very green

Anna Wintour's Wild Garden. An English Garden created by Miranda Brooks is a feast for the soul. It's amazing how refreshed I felt after meandering through this NYT Magazine spread. Treat yourself to a a "day in the park" by clicking here... 

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iPICKS:

Music and YouTUBE: Here Comes The Sun - in a way you could never imagine (stick with it)

PERFORMANCE: REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM gets standing ovation

iEats:

I have been making Cold Cucumber Soup for years, but last week was the first time I garnished it with a nice plump, fresh, wild caught shrimp. What a swell idea!

  For the recipe, please click here

One comment: the next time I make this, I'm cutting the amount of lemon juice to 1/3 cup. "Hothouse cucumbers"  are those long English cucumbers - I find them at Whole Foods and also La Montanita.

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IT'S ABOUT THE JOURNEY - this week's vacation pick

Help celebrate the National Park Service's Centennial. Absolutely one of my FAVE places in the US.

Be sure to check the weather history for the month you choose - it snows up there early!  DETAILS and PIX

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CONSUMERVILLE:

I have a friend who thinks the moon rises and sets with TIMBUKTU. Check out their website HERE

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NOTE TO DIARY:

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the nonprofit 516 ARTS


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CLOSING BELLE:

LAST WORD:

feliz cumpleaños

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