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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
At the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s annual Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe last week, several entities presented their wants and needs to state legislators and administrators. More than 125 Las Crucens also made the trip, learning more about the community in the bargain. more
Habit can be a powerful thing. Maybe it’s the most powerful thing. Great athletes are talented, yes, but the most successful ones create the habits of working out, of practicing, of studying opponents. Top business people develop habits that keep them learning, growing and improving. more
By this time next week, copies of our 16th annual Southwest New Mexico Legislative Guide should be making their way across the state. Creating this publication, which has won several state and national awards through the years, is a huge undertaking, stretching our small staff to its limits. The result, though, has always been worth it. The publication is used as a vital resource by people all over New Mexico, including the staff at the Roundhouse, our state’s capitol building in Santa Fe. In recent years, some readers have taken to tearing pages from our magazine, and putting them in plastic sleeves in loose-leaf notebooks so they don’t wear out from use. more
New Mexico is no stranger to astronauts. Borman Autoplex in Las Cruces is named for one (Frank), and two other New Mexicans – Harrison Schmitt and Edgar Mitchell – have walked on the moon. But Steve Braithwaite has to be the first “banananaut” to traverse the Land of Enchantment. more
In May 2011, at age 65, I walked out the back door of the Ruidoso News, where I had been editor for seven years, into the refreshing mountain scent of retirement. more
The snow at my feet suddenly started flying. I was trudging in bright sunlight through Glacier National Park with a friend in late February. Then I realized that it wasn’t the snow but a pair of Ptarmigan invisible against a glaring white background who took off as we approached. Yes, the disruption was startling, but we both responded with silent smiles. Who would break the quiet of a wintry day? more
One day last week, three different people in three separate settings said to me, “Richard, you’re such a happy person.” That is generally true, but that same chilly night, I stopped into Toucan Market to get a few things to go with dinner. Driving away, I saw someone huddled in a corner. I stopped to check on her, and gave her some food, as well as a stocking cap to warm her head. more
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