Abbas Wins District 20
Democrat’s election is certified by the state
Another part of the progressive puzzle falls into place as Abbas is the certified winner in District 20.
The city wants to know what you think about red-light cameras. Speak up! We’ve got the low-down on how to cast your ballot.
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Home and Garden
City cash creates eco-friendly living for the working class
The Downtown @ 700-2nd complex is one of 12 paid for, in part, by the city’s Workforce Housing Trust Fund. They expand the housing choices for the city’s working class and those with disabilities.
I Am Good for Something
Art’s healing effect on mental illness
He’s finished a sequel to his first book, which looked at mental illness and recovery. Three decades later, he’d become a doctor. He had kids. And then he had another breakdown.
More Voices, Louder Voices
Let's look back at the highly publicized detainment of photographer Adolphe Pierre-Louis, who ended up in cuffs, on his knees for 30 minutes, on the side of I-40 for all the world to witness.
Odds & Ends
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Image courtesy of visitalbuquerque.org
River of Lights
N.M.'s largest all-original holiday light show with over 550 sculptures and millions of twinkling lights.
Image via Pixabay
The Cuddle Revolution
This is a completely platonic experience for adults only. Please arrive on time. Use a series of exercises to practice consensual and safe touch, as well as authentic connection.
Image via Pixabay
New Year's Day Despacho Ceremony
With the new year comes comes second chances, renewed senses of hope and a clean slate. Sally Moon hosts and leads her annual New Year's Day Despacho Ceremony to bolster the cleansing process. The Peruvian tradition passed from the Incas, is broken into three distinct parts. First the creation of the Despacho. For this component, participants should bring whole bay leaves, flowers and a dollar bill. Each contributor is blessed and pays honor to Pachamama by preparing the gift, filled with gratitude and prayers. Join in the second task with the break to feast. So bring a sharable dish for the occasion. The third and final stage of the ceremony is the the burning and burial of the Despacho. This part begins at 6pm and takes approximately two to three hours. While it is acceptable to leave prior to the fire ceremony, it is considered disrespectful to leave in the midst of the celebration. Women are asked to wear a skirt for the observance. This all takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 1 from 1 to 8pm at the Wild Moon Boutique in Old Town for free. Sow the seeds of intention and align with the highest destiny on the first day of the new year. Make sure to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.