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V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

Literature

Tel Aviv Graduate Visits Page 1

Sharon Nir, graduate of Tel Aviv University in Israel, will be at Page 1 Books at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 12, to talk about and sign her memoir of moving to the United States, The Opposite of Comfortable.

The book is described as such: "Sharon Nir, a young mother and successful businesswoman, is faced with the most difficult decision of her life; should she abandon her career and her place of birth, Tel Aviv, to follow her husband, who has been offered a once in a lifetime opportunity—a surgical fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City? In this heart-breaking and riveting memoir, Sharon shares her difficult but extraordinary journey of discovery: from her move to New York City, where she experiences loneliness and the shock of not having a career and the traumatic events of 9/11, to her return to Israel, the difficult relocation to Jerusalem and the discovery of a challenge her son has to face, through the baffling and grueling process of legal immigration in the United States, a journey that will force Sharon to question every certitude. What does it mean to lead a full life for a woman in the 21st century? The Opposite of Comfortable seeks to answer this difficult question while celebrating the strength and resilience of the female spirit."

Nir was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. She holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Language and Literature from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA in Marketing and International Management from Northeastern University, MA. As a system analyst and marketing manager in the high tech industry, Sharon developed the first Knowledge Management system in Israel and enjoyed a successful high-tech career when at the age of 29, she decided to follow her husband as his career took him to New York City. In 2009, the family immigrated to the United States. Sharon, her husband and two children reside in Albuquerque.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Nir event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

V.25 No.6 | 2/11/2016

Council Watch

Council Considers Casitas, Comments and Ethnic Cleansing

All in a day’s work for busy officials

Though City Councilors postponed many items, the meeting buzzed on for more than four hours.
V.25 No.4 | 1/28/2016

Council Watch

Council Considers DWI, Lady Lobos and the Bosque

The City Council applauds the Felony DWI Court, loves Lobos and hears about APD recruitment difficulties.
V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015

news

The Daily Word In JLaw, Latin Grammys and Black Friday

The Daily Word

Mali commandos rescue hostages from Radisson Blu Hotel attack.

Bill passed to slow refugees entering the US.

Israel spy gets released from U.S. prison.

Donald Trump gets dragged at the 2015 Latin Grammys.

Now I kind of want to be broken up with through text message on my wedding day because this looks pretty fun and I’m slightly jealous.

Let’s talk about how awkwardly cute JLaw is. I mean, who gets super drunk to get through filming a sex scene?

Retailers just really want you to remember what’s important on Thanksgiving -- Black Friday Sales.

V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015

Council Watch

Sisterhood Revisited

The council discusses Israel, drag racing, Indigenous Peoples Day and more

Illegal street racing, Israel’s relationship with Albuquerque and more are discussed at this week’s meeting.
V.23 No.31 |

news

The Daily Word in border bills, CIA spies and a penis cloud

The Daily Word

A three-day truce between Israel and Palestine was interrupted after Israel reported one of their soldiers went missing in the southern Gaza Strip.

The House Republican leadership will present a new border bill today that “further tightens a 2008 trafficking law.”

The FBI are assisting authorities in Oregon in trying to find a mother who went missing seven days ago.

Former president Bill Clinton says he had the chance to kill Osama bin Laden hours before the 9/11 attacks.

After an internal investigation, it was confirmed that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Bernalillo County deputies took down an alleged drug and prostitution ring on Second and Alameda streets.

It's tax free weekend, y'all!

A nationwide warrant has been issued for a Las Cruces teen accused of voyeurism.

Teenager Tony Day is expected to plead guilty for the 2012 murders of his adoptive mother and her daughter in Tucumcari.

Penis cloud!

V.23 No.30 |

news

The Daily Word in the president's popularity, porcelain presents and one big fart

The Daily Word

Authorities believe bad weather caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in Mali, resulting in the deaths of 118 people on board.

The Palestinian Fatah movement calls for a “day of rage” in honor and respect for those suffering in Gaza.

Obama is meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador today to urge them to slow the number of immigrants coming toward the US.

Speaking of President Obama, according to a CNN poll, 33 percent of Americans think the president should be impeached.

A Michigan dog-owner may be charged with involuntary manslaughter after his two canines fatally mauled a man.

California Police are investigating a number of incidents where porcelain dolls have been left in front of homes of little girls they resemble. Cause that's not at all creepy.

Albuquerque police and the Department of Justice “announced progress in reaching a deal designed to fix the problems the [DOJ] report identified.”

Two men who did construction work without licenses and ripped off numerous individuals will face criminal charges.

The sister of a homeless man who was beaten to death by three teenagers speaks out.

According to the ABQ Journal, the two APD officers who shot and killed Jeremy Robertson on Tuesday have shot and killed other men within the last four years.

Feeling flatulant? Head to Dover!

V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013

Animals

I’m extinct! Just kidding, no I’m not!

The Hula painted frog is rediscovered

The Hula painted frog, a somewhat-silly-looking speckled amphibian, was thought to have died off long ago. This already elusive creature was declared extinct in 1996, about 40 years after its swampy home, Israel's Hula valley, was drained in the 50s. But in 2011, one female frog was spotted lurking in the muck by a park ranger, and since then, 13 more have been discovered.

These “living fossils” are not the first animals to have been declared extinct and then re-found years later. They join the ranks with the woolly flying squirrel, the pygmy tarsier, Caspian horses and, of course, the illustrious coelacanth.

V.22 No.1 |

news

The Daily Word in hand grenades, stalking, massive wall

The Daily Word

Former Congressional candidate Gary Smith spent the night in jail with charges of stalking a former rival.

Two hand grenades have been found in checked baggage in the past week at Albuquerque's airport.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is suing the NCAA over sanctions imposed over Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Murder in Rio Arriba County appears to be payback for a stolen PlayStation.

New rule makes it easier for immigrants to gain U.S. citizenship if they have immediate family who are already citizens.

Sandy Hook students return to classes for the first time today at a new school.

Starbucks to sell reusable plastic cups at a dollar apiece and will offer discounts on coffee when customers bring them in.

Israel finally finished their ridiculously huge, nearly impenetrable wall at the border to Egypt.

I would so eat a Cool Ranch Doritos taco.

V.22 No.1 | 1/3/2013

news

The Daily Word in entertainment 2012, pit bulls and bad lip reading

The Daily Word

President Obama and congressional leaders try one more time to make a plan for the fiscal crisis.

Los Lunas police look for leads in Christmas Walmart theft.

Entertainment 2012: The year that nothing really great happened.

Thanks to Pepsi you could join Beyonce on stage at the Super Bowl!

Old temple and ritual vessels found in Tel Motza, Israel.

The fate of two pit bulls in Santa Fe, who fatally mauled a chihuahua, was be decided in court.

I now present, for your viewing pleasure, Kevin Bacon made out of bacon.

It looks like Kate Winslet is headed to space.

The Dark Knight Rises was among the most pirated films of 2012.

Bad lip reading turns a One Direction song into a really awesome trailer for a foreign thriller film.

V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012

news

The Daily Word in Black Friday, Black Widow and Giant Tortoise.

The Daily Word

Nerves still high in Israel, despite cease-fire.

Black Friday started on Thursday this year, and some people are really unhappy about it.

Tragedy strikes the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Scientist believe they can bring a particular species of giant tortoise back from extinction.

World famous pool player “Black Widow” sues Albuquerque company over endorsment deal.

Chickenpox outbreak in Indiana is apparently the largest in US history.

Family of Hector Camacho wrestles with life support decision.

Bernalillo County commissioners gain international attention over upcoming vote to amend animal ordinance.

Yesterday in the NFL: The Texans won, the Cowboys lost and the Patriots embarrassed the Jets.

Black Friday in a nutshell: an incredibly overwhelming nutshell.

I hope you had a better Thanksgiving than this cat had.

V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012

news

The Daily Word in Israel, miracle Lobos, Nativity spats

The Daily Word

Israel is prepared to send troops into Gaza, but would still prefer a diplomatic solution.

Alford’s Lobos snag a miracle 70-69 win over George Mason, head to the Pacific Jam tournament final against #23 UConn.

Fight over Nativity displays in California heading to court.

Twinkies will survive!

Some animals were in fact harmed in the making of The Hobbit.

Two APD officers under investigation for sexual misconduct.

Curiosity rover suggests that astronauts might be able to survive on Mars.

Bill Nye and Shia LeBeouf: A glorious combination.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez appear to be back together.

Nob Hill business owners will meet tonight to duke it out over food trucks.

The juice train.

Apparently the KC Chiefs killed a guy.

Gas prices drop in New Mexico, AAA shows state at below the national average (finally something we WANT to be below average!).

Hubble may have photographed its farthest galaxy yet.

If you are going to counterfeit bills, at least use the right president.

Ah, action figures.

V.21 No.46 |

news

The Daily Word in MacAfee, Pabst, Twinkies and WTF am I going to do with all these Coyote Pelts?

The Daily Word

Owner of the Los Lunas gun store sponsoring coyote hunt may give the resulting pelts to the homeless.

This Truchas Penitente has a purpose in life.

The Rio Grande Sun actually used the headline "Man Shot in Drug deal Gone Bad."

The Ten Commandments monument finally unveiled in OK City has spelling errors.

The Albuquerque Hostess Outlet Stores shelves were nearly empty on Saturday, a widespread phenomenon as Twinkies panic peaks.

Pabst and Twinkies.

You have virtually no digital privacy/rights.

BBC pedophile libel Twitter.

This woman died because Irish law allows NO abortion.

These Israeli soldiers look like they're on a Banana Republic catalog shoot.

D-bag bar promotion.

Tesla was kind of a Nazi.

Earth to Major MacAfee.

More on Facebook's page reach limiting.

IKEA furniture was made by East German forced Labor.

There's a Bond exhibit going up at the D.C. spy Museum.

On this day in 1938, Gordon Lightfoot was born, ensuring that he would be around to write the song Canada's grocery stores play every minute of every hour of the day forever and ever.


News

The Daily Word in BP, poorest president and Pong

The Daily Word

BP's looking at a $4.5 billion fine and criminal charges against staff members.

The gap between rich and poor in New Mexico is the widest in the nation.

Pit bull terriers killed a Chihuahua and sent her owner to the hospital.

Debbie O'Malley might remain on the Council and take a seat on the County Commission.

Remember when 48 women training for the military said they'd been sexually assaulted or harassed by their instructors? The Air Force has a weird solution: Trainees must have a wingman all the time.

Nonstop flights from Albuquerque to New York.

FBI investigates death threats against the guy holding the coyote-killing contest in Los Lunas.

The poorest president in the world. "If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them."

Violence escalates in Gaza and Israel. Rockets kill 15 Palestinians and three Israelis.

Louisiana governor is the first Republican to denounce Mitt Romney's notion that he lost the election because President Obama gave gifts to minorities and youth.

5-Hour Energy shot-like drink blamed for 13 deaths.

Colorado Visitors Bureau plans NOT to capitalize on legal recreational marijuana.

Science looks at rappers' brains to find the basis of improvisation.

Pong is 40-years-old and no one has topped it, says this guy.

How to become as observant as Sherlock Holmes. (Also, "Sherlock," the BBC miniseries available on Netflix instawatch, is dope.)

V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012
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dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #262: I find a tiny stalactite from Da Vinci's ear.

I walk along a road in Israel with my friend. Together we lament the waste of water. In some moist river stones, I find a tiny stalactite from Da Vinci's ear. I place it in a small vial: he can be cloned from this.

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