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How would you like to make $30,000 for the state of New Mexico?You can do it easily, in less than 10 minutes.By now, you have probably received in the mail one or two pieces of information with your … more
"So, how'd yer dad git that big dent on the door?" I asked Dave. Truth is, it was quite an accomplishment forone single dent to stand out from all the other wear and tear, … more
I still remember the day my dad taught me about the importance of a handshake.I was probably 9 or 10, and was riding with him in the front seat of our Plymouth Fury with apush-button transmission. I … more
In the beginning, I wanted to poo-poo the novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19, but I couldn’t. more
If you’ve ever seen anyone panic as he or she is about to give a speech, you know it’s not a pretty sight. The speaker’s galloping anxiety, surely accelerated by uncontrolled … more
  It’s a funny thing, but through the ages wise and learned medical practitioners have incorporated laughter into their healing work. It was Solomon, the wise king of the United … more
There are many questions and concerns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The shutdown of schools, business establishments and restaurants combined with social distancing and self-quarantine have resulted … 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
The skateboarder rose up on his arc as a bird aloft to fly.Then he smoothly dipped back down, continuing to move forward.The freedom of the solo skateboarder was inspiring and uplifting, especially … more
A scream from the kitchen. The thud of a faint.             She sighs and arises and walks with restraint. Her neighbor lays peaceful, … more
To the editor: As many commentators have noted, Trump’s handling of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has been a disaster for the American public. First, he got rid of the pandemic … 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
Butch has a theory about hardcore born-to-rope ropers: as soon as they build a loop and take one swing, it kicks their brain out of gear. To demonstrate how this theory works, he told me about a … more
I live near El Paseo, and have always had a soft spot for it. I spend a lot of time shopping and commuting there, and don’t consider it blighted or dangerous. But it has seen better … 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
"Boys will be boys," reflected Jack, as he told me a story from his youth. Seems when Jack was a teenager back in Ripley, Oklahoma, he and his teenage friend were serious about becoming bull … 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
Feb. 16-21 was National Engineers Week, with the theme “Engineers: Pioneers of Progress.” Throughout its century-plus history, the New Mexico State University College of Engineering … more
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