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When it’s springtime in the Rockies And my lips are turning blue I’ll be slogging through the blizzard like a brain-dead caribou. more
As you drive around Las Cruces today and see financial institutions on every corner, it’s difficult to imagine our city had only two banks in 1969. A few visionaries wanted to change that, and in April 1970, Citizens Bank opened its doors. more
The League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico believes every student should have access to a high-quality, equitable public education system regardless of ethnicity, ability, age, family income or location. more
Every bill passed by the New Mexico Legislature begins with a conspiracy to break the rules and then cover it up. And every member is in on it. more
Imagine you were a livestock man in medieval England 1,000 years ago. It's early spring. Snow on the ground, mud in the cow lot. You walk the small pasture where the heavy heifers are kept. more
Last month I complained about state and federal legislators spending a lot of time on things not relevant to governing. My conclusion? They’ve spent a lot of time working on solutions to problems that don’t exist, as we face the biggest health, economic and social crisis of our generation. more
Two years ago, 21 New Mexico physicians from seven counties signed an Op-Ed in the Albuquerque Journal. Our goal? To highlight how the state’s Health Security Plan could alleviate the state’s chronic shortage of medical providers. more
I did not like Green Eggs and Ham I thought the book to be a scam. I knew that it could not be right for all the eggs I’d seen were white. more
He’s the tumbleweed chef and rides with the wagon Ahead of the thunderin’ herd. more
One year ago today, March 12, 2020, our world began changing. For me, it was a slow-motion change. The edges of the world were melting, as if we were trapped in a Salvador Dali painting. more
During this last year, we have been able to listen to our favorite recordings as before. The pandemic, however, has precluded the possibility of many in-person performances and gatherings in which music figures prominently. more
A fine lookin' horse you've got there (if yer into modern art) I had a horse like that one time (but he wasn't very smart) more
Last week, waves of shock rippled through Las Cruces as the community got word of the sudden death of Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Karen Trujillo. more
As I begin my 13th year as a legislator, I have seen New Mexico achieve progress on many important issues. Regretfully, one area where we continue to resist reform and lag behind other states is the need for full transparency regarding the role of lobbyists and those who hire them in the legislative process. more
Everybody loves deregulation, until their kid gets sick from drinking the water. And for good reason. Deregulation is always good for business, at least in the short term. more
It is the best of times. Calving at its finest. The calling of those chosen to tend God's creatures. To take part in simple miracles. To alter the balance of life on earth by one small addition. It is the worst of times. more
About a year ago, on a nice February Saturday, as I was driving near the New Mexico State University campus, I said, “I should go to Presley Askew Field and check out the Aggies’ baseball team and their star, Nick Gonzales.” more
Near the beginning of the 2021 New Mexico Legislature, nine statewide health professions’ organizations sent a letter to legislators and the governor in support of the 2021 Health Security Bill. more
The Australian Open Tennis Tournament is being played without line judges this year to reduce the number of people in the arena. And it’s much better. more
We will be dealing with the fallout of COVID-19 for years. The fallout will include nearly immeasurable long-term issues with health (both physical and behavioral), many social issues and far-reaching negative economic impacts, some of which we may not even realize right now. more
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