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How do candidates running for office for the first time introduce themselves to the public at a time when public introductions can be deadly? more
We must sell it, I told Mother, for we really have no other choice. The price is much too dear to harbor any doubt. more
During all the craziness, health concerns and economic slide of the Coronavirus Times, I’ve found periodic comfort in the knowledge there are still plenty of good things unaffected by the disease. more
In the wee hours of the morning on Feb. 19, the New Mexico House of Representatives voted to give final approval to a $7.6 billion state budget, an increase in spending of about 8 percent from the previous year. more
As a lifelong asthmatic, I went to work from home before the governor shut down the state and ordered social distancing. more
The literal upending of our collective lives in response to COVID-19 has given us a new-found appreciation for basic things to which we used to not give even a second thought, like toilet paper, … more
As I shelter-in-place at my computer, I’m glancing out the window noticing the bright sunshine and warm temps, wishing I were on the golf course. more
I still remember the day my dad taught me about the importance of a handshake. more
“Marriage Story,” (2019) is full of pain, angst, regrets and anguish, but it’s also full of moments that reach into the heart and make you say, “Yes!” The film starts with lists the two … more
It feels like we’re all in the opening scene of a horror movie, with birds flocking ominously on power lines all over town. more
We’ve gotten so many messages from so many sources the past two weeks, it makes the head spin. One of the more practical ones came Monday evening from Las Cruces City Councilor Gill Sorg: “Notice from Utilities: paper products like paper towels are not flushable – they will clog up the system.” more
I was talking with a friend recently about buying local. Most of us understand the value and importance of local businesses. Most have heard the adage that, if you spend a dollar with a locally owned business, it stays in our area and gets spent at least seven times locally before it leaves town. With corporate chain stores, not as much. more
Arnold Palmer (1929-2016) was once featured in an ad about adroit business practices. His advice was as applicable to how we can play good golf as to succeeding in business. Here is my version of … more
March is birthday month at Children’s Reading Alliance (CRA). Counting from the very first meeting in 2011, we are either nine years old or four years if you count from incorporation as our own 501 … more
Being a voter in New Mexico during the presidential primary election is a little bit like being a Cleveland Browns fan during the Super Bowl. It’s interesting to watch, but it would be a lot more … more
Alisha Porter was making clay pots as if her life depended on it.And it just may have.At the Friday, Feb. 28, opening of Devasthali Hall, New Mexico State University’s brand-new art building … more
I’ve thought a lot about home the past few weeks. Not the home where I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma — although I do think of that home often, especially lately – but I mean the … more
The elder gentlemen settled into courtside seats behind tables after the NMSU Aggies defeated Utah Valley Feb. 15 on a last-second shot by Jabari Rice. more
Few things evoke Americans’ passion more than guns. The passion is evident in New Mexico, as the state Senate voted 22-20 Feb. 7 in favor of Senate Bill 5, the Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act, or the Red Flag bill. The state House of Representatives is likely to vote on the bill before the session ends Feb. 20. more
What do you think of when you think of war? If you’ve been to war, you don’t have to think. The images, the sounds, the pains, the tension come even when you don’t want to think about it. Those of us who have not been to war stand in awe of those who have served, and express gratitude for a debt that cannot be repaid. more
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