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I have watched and know many law enforcements officers who have behaved in extraordinarily kind and compassionate ways. They have responded with care to dangerous situations and shown compassion to … more
What if we instituted a mandatory speed limit in Las Cruces? And what if we set it at 50 mph? And that was not a top-end speed, but the required speed, meaning everyone had to go 50 mph all the time. more
“… like a tree planted by the water ... it does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green and it has no worries in a year of drought.” ¬¬ -- Jeremiah 17:7-8 Lying flat on my back, I gazed up through the leaves of the cottonwood tree at a perfect New Mexico sky. The tree was 30 feet high, and I lay halfway up it. more
Mr. Moses remarked the other day he'd received a catalog in the mail from a western clothing outfit. He wasn't sure who the outfit catered to, but the name 'Long Island' seemed to stick in his mind. more
As a general rule, I think elections are better than appointments, and more perspectives are better than fewer. And so, the proposed constitutional amendment to reform the state’s Public Regulation Commission comes to the plate with two strikes against it in my scorebook. more
September marks Suicide Prevention Month. Just as we are protecting our physical health right now, we must also take care of our mental health as we navigate this pandemic. Help is available. more
In 1775 Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general in the United States. Letters were taken to a post office, where the postmaster would note the postage in the upper right corner. more
If you oppose a minimum wage increase, proponents tend to label you. The labels include “Rich greedy business owner,” “Short-sighted capitalist,” or “blind to the issues of poverty.” I disagree with significant raises in minimum wage for two primary reasons. 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
It’s all about lines. Where is your line? It varies from topic to topic. Lately everyone, it seems, is expressing their line on almost every topic. more
The New Mexico Legislature passed a number of useful bills in the recently completed special session dealing with police reform, racial equality and elections. 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
If you’re over 40, you remember the Sears Catalog. And for 60 years, from 1933 to 1993, Sears and Roebuck added a special Christmas edition to their catalog, renamed the “Wish Book” in 1968, when I was barely big enough to hold it in my hand. But for three months, every October to December I thumbed through it every day, rewriting my Christmas list. more
When word came down last week New Mexico State University had canceled its football season, you could hear the snarky comments coming from miles away, things like: “Hey, the Aggies will finally have an undefeated season!” 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
When the crew came toward the cookhouse Hazel shut and locked the door. "Don't you even think about it! Looks like y'all been in a war." more
Duplicity and political opportunism by prominent business leaders tears the fragile fabric of our community. It weakens the cohesiveness of a strong and vibrant and caring area like ours. We are seeing this in the efforts to discredit science and our governor, who is following science to protect us all from a virus that has no political agenda. more
In this time of contested history, it has become difficult to choose an appropriate way to recognize individuals. People in the past lived out the ideas and culture of their time. Few rose above them. more
Without question, COVID-19 has plunged us into far more than a health crisis. more
August is National Women’s Suffrage month, commemorating the struggles women faced for the right to vote, gained through ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Aug. 26, 1920. more
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