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Investing in others’ lives on after you are gone

December 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Funerals are for the living to honor the dead. They are a gathering of survivors whose lives were touched or impacted by the deceased. Funerals can provide closure on a person’s life. Funerals are a final “good bye” to a person’s life. They can be depressing. Some people make a point to not go to [&hellip...

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Stepping forward, still remaining

December 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

So now the Roswell City Council has made its decision to go forward with a gross receipts tax to fund the construction of a brand-spanking-new recreation and aquatic facility. How much the increase will be remains to be seen, but we think it’s wise to build...

Coffee and conversation generates good ideas

December 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

SaraLei Fajardo, the Roswell Daily Record’s general manager, came up with the idea, that we reach out in “town hall” fashion to our customers, and last Tuesday she joined Barbara Beck, our publisher, and myself as editor for a “coffee with the...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

December 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Coffee and conversation The Roswell Daily Record’s “coffee” with our readers on Tuesday morning was, we think, a great success — good enough for our publisher, Barbara Beck, to declare it a monthly occasion from here on out. At the informal gathering...

Trump moving forward despite the Democrats

December 9, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Obama mocked, what is Trump going to do, wave a magic wand to keep Carrier from moving its jobs to Mexico, and 60 days before taking the president’s place, Trump did — and a thousand families will celebrate Christmas with grateful hearts. The...

Maybe Roswell has its own ‘illuminati’

December 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I was speaking to a couple of people the other day and the conversation turned to the topic I was thinking of writing about this week. We discussed different topics: the violence that seems to pervade our small community; how many of our young people can’t...

Recreating ourselves: What do you want to be?

December 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The question most asked of children is: What do you want to be when you grow up? It is a simple question whose answer provides a slice into personality and perhaps personal nature. It is usually followed by: You can be whatever you want to be. Are we lying...

“New math” and why Boolean Algebra should be taught in schools

December 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

While it pains me to confess it, despite the technological advances that are occurring within my generation and my intense love for science fiction, my computer expertise is subpar, to say the least. Sure, I can find online sources, cite them, and type/submit...

The problem with Jill Stein’s recount efforts

December 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Ever since the election of Donald J. Trump, there have been several efforts from people on the left to protest him becoming the president-elect. This seems rather ironic since Hillary Clinton and some of her supporters believed that it would be Trump voters...

Light parade owed to many

December 7, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

MainStreet Roswell would like to thank everyone who made the 2016 Electric Light Parade possible. We would like to thank Holly Carter (and her dog Lucky), for driving Mr. and Mrs. Santa in the parade for all these many years, the city of Roswell Parks and...