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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 school!” You [&hellip...

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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...

Generational curses and living in light of beatitudes

May 12, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Before you could walk, and perhaps even before, you may have been taught to fear. Some homes eat copious amounts of fear for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The recipe for fear is usually worry mixed with some type of devastating outcome. Maybe you have had the...

Drugs are a call to action for rehabilitation

May 12, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I read recently where the Salvation Army is building a transitional home for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and I applaud them for their vision and charity as they pursue a much-needed program. Too often people complain about the current...

Dictionaries traverse the sea of words

May 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

As final exams week descends upon countless college students nationwide, I find myself yet again writing research papers. While writing said papers, I cannot help but ponder over a statement a character said in The Great Passage, a movie that a friend...

Instilling true positivity helps teens with self-image

May 11, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Who doesn’t love the summer with its hotter weather, clearer sky and painful sunburns that just won’t go away? Aside from that last one, there are many reasons to appreciate the rapidly approaching end of colder weather. The beautifully vast and starry...

Teachers should be celebrated and supported

May 10, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week in New Mexico — a perfect opportunity to reflect on the tremendous impact our teachers have in helping every New Mexico child have a chance to succeed in life. Every child in New Mexico — no matter their background...

If one term doesn’t work, try another

May 9, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

The term “global warming” isn’t working anymore because the earth hasn’t warmed in the last 18 years. Instead, let’s try “climate change” instead because it’s always happening naturally or manmade, whether mildly or catastrophically. Better...