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Everything rises and falls on effective leadership

July 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of my mentors is author and pastor John Maxwell. I have listened to hundreds and hundreds of talks by him as well as many of his books on CD. His wisdom has helped equip me to teach leadership to others. I had the opportunity to meet him once at a book signing after he [&hellip...

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‘No’ votes against taxes explained

July 23, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I felt I had to respond to Mr. Jose Mike Jimenez’s attack on the property owners of Roswell who do not always support school bonds. Let’s begin with the defeated Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell mill levy increase that Jimenez is especially upset...

Sharing economy is dismantling our economic models

July 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Need a ride? Text Uber to have a driver show up and take you there in his or her own vehicle. Need a vacation rental? Go to Airbnb.com to book everything from a castle to a couch directly from the owner. Need tools, sports gear, photo equipment, garden space?...

Reciprocity weaves life’s laws into one fabric

July 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Scripture reveals the reciprocal nature of God’s commands stating, “The Word of God is quick, (alive) and powerful, and sharper than any two-edge sword …” Our unrepentant behavior suggests a failure to understand how the Word works in us — that it...

False religions create violence

July 22, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Did Russell Scott really ask what source I used for my statement about early Christians in war? How about the following: “A careful review of all the information available goes to show that, until the time of Marcus Aurelius [Roman emperor from 161 to 180...

Release your inner child and enjoy life’s moments

July 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

When I was asked to write a column for the Roswell Daily Record, the topic of subject matter came up. I was given a mandate to write on news occurring in and around Roswell. I therefore make it a practice to read the paper and see what is happening within the...

Voting for who you disapprove of least

July 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The upcoming presidential election set for Nov. 8 this year has many people frustrated on who will take over the presidency. Many who are prejudice against Donald Trump may come from the fact that he is an ignorant businessman who ends up making numerous...

Two good attorneys have now passed

July 21, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Over the last few weeks the criminal justice system in Chaves County and the state of New Mexico has suffered two great losses with the passing of attorneys Harry Wilcox and Jesse Cosby. On June 27, my old friend Harry Wilcox passed away. Harry and I knew...

It takes a process to educate a child

July 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s almost that time again when Roswell’s children are going back to school. Some of the children are leaving their home for the first time to head to college. While students might be more or less excited for school to start, it is worrisome that New...

Don’t blame ‘extremists’ for nuclear’s infeasibility

July 20, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Nuclear energy is the Acme of Rube Goldberg devices. Some readers will remember those old Goldberg cartoons, where a simple task — like turning on the light, or opening the door — is completed after an intricate chain reaction. The mousetrap strikes a...