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The Santa Fe New Mexican

I just gotta unload

Sometimes, dream jobs have to stay that, "dreams" especially when reality hits and you have to look at the jobs that are less glamorous. Granted this story isn't anywhere near inclusive into whether or not she was fully prepared to leave her high paying job for a dream job, but that is a huge chance you take when you step out onto that path. If she's working at home, can she get a part time job at a restaurant or as a cashier or other job that at least helps w/the bills she has? Is she cutting back on her expenses? I don't know if now is the time to take the chance of leaving a secure job that pays the bills ($80K would pay my bills twice over) to pursue a dream job w/zero guarantees. I know some folks who'd be dang happy w/$20K coming in.  (Jan 29, 2009 | post #2)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Memory Lane - only for Real Santa Feans

Yes, Lilly Baca's. She was very stately, very strict in a nice way and quite proper. I always wanted to please her with my castanet (sp?) playing so she would nod her head. I loved learning the dances. She always struck me as what a gentlewoman should be and the type of woman I would never grow up to be. I didn't know she was a curandera....but now it fits.  (Jan 24, 2009 | post #595)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Memory Lane - only for Real Santa Feans

I remember S&H and A&W. My grandpa ran Al's Market on Hickox St. I also remember COPAS and Triny's store....wow, long time ago. I can't remember the lady who ran the dance school out of her house on Hickox.  (Jan 23, 2009 | post #587)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

55 Percent

Wondering sounds more like mad and frustrated. No I don't work for SFPS nor am I defending them. I'm asking where you get your solid info. What stats do you have that show 70% of the kids don't graduate because they don't speak English? If you're a parent, you should know where to get the info starting from the school board giving you physical products vs "...the super's mouth" unless the "super" was willing to put that on record. Still don't understand how not speaking English equals moving away, free lunch, etc. Head to the PTA as well. You could get your info or at least a start from there.  (Jan 21, 2009 | post #6)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Inauguration addresses

Dave, I was struck by the following, said of the end of Pres Obama's speech: America, he said, may be experiencing "this winter of our hardship" -- riffing on Richard III's "winter of our discontent" -- but will prove "when we were tested" -- as Abraham was by God -- "we refused to let this journey end ... with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations." What are your thoughts?  (Jan 21, 2009 | post #2)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

55 Percent

Your correlation doesn't fit. What do you define as "anything "? What measure are you using? What are you basing the research, findings and baseline for? Is it your kids that aren't learning anything or someone else's?  (Jan 21, 2009 | post #2)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Lost Souls Room

We always have a bright future as long as we work towards it. I'm hoping we do just as our new President is talking--uniting. Based on discussion I've seen on other boards, talk is going in opposite directions. "It's a black thing". I'm truly hoping he's working towards a "people thing" and most importantly, we help him. God bless you all.  (Jan 20, 2009 | post #104)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

President Obama

Sorry, inauguration  (Jan 20, 2009 | post #69)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

President Obama

One of the things we learn as military members is that everything changes and nothing changes and if you stick around long enough, that'll change. Mr Obama is my boss, my president and the leader of my country.....at least for the next four years. God bless us and God bless him. He started this job out in a tougher position than any other President I think. So many are placing so much more on him than any other President. Happy Inaguration Day  (Jan 20, 2009 | post #67)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

No title

Close your eyes so you don't see the crosses. You know, like folks tell people to turn off the tv/radio if you don't like the show/lyrics. Take it somewhere else. +++++++++++++ The crosses are only as powerful as you make them and it seems to me you hold them in pretty high regards.  (Jan 14, 2009 | post #18)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Lost Souls Room

There is nothing better than an old, lovely quilt, hot cider (with a little sumptin', sumptin'), warm socks a fire in the fireplace and your honey next to you to keep you warm. Try that one. :)  (Jan 2, 2009 | post #91)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Obama pick: An invocation of controversy

PS - this isn't about gays and lesbians for me. Their lifestyle is theirs as is each of ours. I know plenty of women who believe I'm personnally dragging my family to hell because I work outside the home and am remarried but I wouldn't change my lifestyle to suit anyone else's beliefs. My previous post is simply on Mr Obama's personal pick of a particular person to do his invocation. If he chose a pastor or preacher or ordained minister who is gay to do the invocation and folks felt he was letting down a different group....my post would be about the same. I have to believe he chose who he chose for the same reason America should have chosen him--we all picked who we believed to be the best person to do the job the best. Everyone has their own bridge to "build and get over".  (Jan 1, 2009 | post #48)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Girl dies at Ski Santa Fe

May God's comfort be with her family and friends. Losing a loved one is so difficult but even more so when the loved one is a child.  (Dec 31, 2008 | post #22)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Officer linked to alleged hit-and-run resigns

Honestly, this will not happen to me. I don't choose (it's not a mistake, get it right) to drink and drive and I choose to do whatever it takes to keep a FRIEND or LOVED ONE from driving after they've had two or more drinks. I'm not afraid to look at myself.  (Dec 23, 2008 | post #191)

The Santa Fe New Mexican

Lost Souls Room

PC, I thought I had your e-mail but don't. :( Do you still have mine? We came home last night to "A Southwestern Christmas" and it covered Las Posadas, the beautiful churches in Trampas, Chimayo, Santa Cruz, and a couple more. They talked about the farolitos and luminarias and showed the plaza. It was so very gorgeous and brought tears to my eyes. It's been so long. Oh, if you guys venture out for Christmas or Yule or Soltice or whatever you believe, enjoy the beauty that is NM, the people, the tastes and the culture. Find someone you love and give them the biggest hug ever.  (Dec 21, 2008 | post #55)