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Playing God: Who are we to take away humanity’s will?

August 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The sinister tentacles of manipulation ensnare unsuspecting victims, but also hold the user in its malignant grip. Manipulation is a weapon that produces a deviated outcome insignificant to the user, but devastating to the victim. This is the sin of manipulation. People influenced by the actions of seducing spirits create an all too easy result [&hellip...

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Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

August 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Welcoming leaders Congrats to the former assistant director of the Roswell Museum and Arts Center, Caroline Brooks, for being named the museum’s new executive director, and to Mona Kirk, who worked for the Roswell Independent School District for 29 years,...

Roswell is where my home and heart remain

August 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve been thinking lately that many of the faithful readers of the Roswell Daily Record may feel I have nothing to say about our city except to point out its faults. I admit, I have been guilty of pointing fingers at our city leaders in government, and...

Education, given freely, is too often abused

August 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

What is education? It is the ability to absorb and take in information. In our country (the United States of America), education is something most of this generation is very used to having. It is given to us without us having to even fight for it. Others...

Homeless people falling through the cracks

August 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Homelessness was criminalized as far back as the 14th century, with vagabonds being put in stocks, branded or even executed in some cases. It wasn’t until 1872 that the first American homeless shelter, the New York City Rescue Mission, was founded. After...

For all the right reasons, Roswell is home

August 24, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I love Roswell. I always have. But I’ve been asked countless times, why? That’s a sad question, but it seems as if hating Roswell is a status symbol for some. I don’t get it. My roots are here. My newly widowed great- grandmother brought her two boys...

Special session will put Band-Aid on open wound

August 23, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Susana Martinez must hate having to call the Legislature into session. The Republican governor doesn’t have much of a record of success there, largely because of an obstinate Senate and its Democratic majority. But thanks to an inability or unwillingness to...

As Murphey sings, I have come from a long line of love

August 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Every one of us knows a couple whose marriage has stood the test of time. A grandparent or great-grandparent-type couple who truly enjoy each other’s company after 50 or 60 years of being committed to one another. Truth be known, each of these couples has...

Voter frustration: The lesser of evils

August 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

For most American voters this election cycle, the “lesser of two evils” is a decision they must make on or before Nov. 8. We can’t count the number of times we’ve heard people say they’re for Donald Trump because they can’t vote for Hillary...

Good triumphs over evil in the battle of ideologies

August 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

When Europe came under the control of the Nazi demon, would it be possible for love to conquer hate? Would all Christians succumb to anti-semitism or would some unite under Christ’s command to love their Jewish neighbors and make opposition according to...