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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? Somebody will rent them to you [&hellip...

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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...

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...

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...

Cop killers on the rise; we need to support our officers

July 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Next to baby killers and children rapers, cop killers have to be the lowest form of life on the earth. I’m sure there will be people who take offense at that statement, but I’m equally as sure there will be many, many more who agree with it. We veterans...

Inconvenient as it is, the earth is heating up

July 19, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It’s hot. Record-breaking hot, for the umpteenth year in a row. Which brings us to an inconvenient truth. And with that lead, I probably lost half of this column’s readership. The truth is not only inconvenient, it angers a lot of people. There’s just...

Some random thoughts on life in difficult times

July 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Those who protect us should not have to be protected. When law enforcement is protecting the rights of others to assemble, they should not become targets. The issue isn’t whether law enforcement agrees or not with the views of those they are protecting. The...

The pillars of our community

July 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Roswell lost a pillar of its community recently, when Martha Murphy passed away at age 88. Murphy was well-loved and known for her grace and generosity. She and her husband Bert started from meager means, built a classic American dream and then shared their...

Stronger state economy requires shared vision

July 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As elected city leaders, New Mexico Municipal League members understand the importance of creating jobs in a state where recovery from the 2008-2009 recession has been slow at best. Because the Municipal League represents the state’s 106 cities, towns and...