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Passing batons in the exchange zone will live on

May 20, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

It is what happens in the exchange zone that counts. We hold the baton we run with for such a short period of time. We receive it from another, carry it for a while and then hand off to the one who follows. In track and field competitions, there are team-relay events. In these events, [&hellip...

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Legislators should put skin in state’s budget game

May 20, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Being a New Mexico Legislator is a demanding job, but it’s not without its benefits. Probably the most valuable perk we are offered as elected representatives is the Legislative Retirement Plan. The Legislative Retirement Plan provides retirement benefits...

Class of 2017: Have goals, but enjoy the present

May 20, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

To those who are graduating this year, coming from my lofty years of experience, I am about to give you some timely advice. Take it for what it’s worth. Don’t waste too much of your time worrying about the future. The real-life problems will blindside you...

City buys signs instead of kid-friendly activities

May 19, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I see the last day of school will be on the 26th of this month. Then our children will be flooding the streets in search of fun activities to keep them occupied for the summer. However, the options are going to be limited due to some very poor leadership...

Understanding the grand theme of the Bible

May 19, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

God’s word, the Bible, like other books, has a theme. Two previous articles dealing with the kingdom and God’s name were written to help you understand what that theme is. Put simply, the entire theme of the Bible is this: The sanctification of God’s...

Please get Harry Potter out of U.S. politics

May 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Can we stop with all of the Harry Potter metaphors in politics? There are grown adults comparing our convoluted, complicated political environment to the fictional world of Harry Potter and it’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen. We’ve...

Remembering the ‘Good Old Days’

May 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I suspect the headline of this article will turn away some readers who cringe anytime they hear someone bring up the way things used to be. The good old days. “I remember back when I was a kid. We had to walk 4 miles through 3 feet of snow just to get to...

The terrain of our birth is woven into our blood

May 17, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

What is a man? Is he an age? I’m 54. Is he a race? I’m German/Mexican. Is he the color of his hair? Mine is strawberry blond thinning to gray. My father was a bull rider, and my mother a homecoming queen. They were also two of the most stubborn people I...

Solar energy waste, a liability or an opportunity?

May 16, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

My wife and I took a recent road trip to Midland, Texas, to visit the Petroleum Museum. We drove south on Texas Highway 385 toward Odessa and I noticed an unusual amount of old rusted machine parts spewed about in the fields. There are two ways to look at all...

Things my mother always told me …

May 13, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

My mother always told me, “When you wash your hands in the sink, the dirt is supposed to wash down the drain, not be wiped on the towel.” My mother generally told me this in an agitated voice, obviously upset because the hand towel by the sink was covered...