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Only pain and death comes with meth

August 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In Albuquerque — the same city where the highly addictive drug methamphetamine has been glorified in the popular TV program “Breaking Bad” — a 10-year-old girl, Victoria Martens, was brutally murdered last week. Police allege that the girl’s mother, Michelle Martens, did nothing as her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, and another woman, Jessica Kelley,...

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Campaigns hit home stretch as alternatives loom

August 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Here we are, about 10 weeks from Election Day, a good time to assess the race for the presidency. Hillary Clinton has been riding a solid lead in the polls for weeks now, since the party conventions in July, and that has pushed Donald Trump to shake up his...

Sometimes you just need to grin and bear it

August 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I have walked a bear down the streets of Atlanta. I stood by and watched a live bear tackle a Clemson Tiger mascot, laying him out flat on his back and then crawling on top of him. I watched a bear, dragging a mini trampoline, run onto the football field at...

The air center’s great potential

August 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The decommissioning of 20 American Airlines to the Roswell International Air Center last week is a bellwether of the tremendous potential for economic growth at the center. The air center is already home to companies like AerSale Inc., which specializes in...

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...

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...