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Truth a casualty in Trump’s bid for election

September 20, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Take a deep breath, I tell myself, it’s only campaign hyperbole. We’ve witnessed election-year spin over and over through the years. But last week’s remarks by Donald Trump are breathtaking in its intended deception. It turns out, Trump declared after years of fanning the flames of the “birther controversy,” that President Barack Obama was born...

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Listen carefully or you’ll miss the best advice

September 17, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Is this a hard question to answer with the single biggest piece of advice you have ever been given or are there several pieces of advice that come to your mind that you think are equally valuable? Do you take...

Shame, guilt, and the goodness of God at the cross

September 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Both secular and religious people experience shame and guilt. Shame and guilt exist because of our failure to do what is right. To put it differently, shame and guilt arise because of the awareness of a standard that we do not meet, or the violation of that...

Snippets; Afterthoughts on the passing scene

September 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

‘Fixed’ from the inside Kelly Barker of Fix Roswell is correct when she says Roswell cannot be “fixed from the outside.” There needs to be local involvement before Roswell can make even a small dent in our animal overpopulation problem. Unfortunately,...

It’s up to you to create a sense of belonging

September 16, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve been thinking lately of Roswell and all of the different aspects of living in a small city like ours and how, too often, we only consider certain aspects that make up our community. It isn’t the buildings, the parks, or the businesses that make up...

My Hispanic heritage and heroes

September 15, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Each person has a place of origin where their DNA started. Science tells us the human raise comes from Africa and, while some of our ancestors stayed there, others journeyed into different parts of the world: Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America....

Today’s technology has its good side, too

September 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The ancient Greek philosopher Plato once said, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” meaning that a need or problem encourages the creation of a solution. But in today’s technological world, many inventions have actually become a necessity to some....

Overloaded with communication and information

September 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In the beginning, people communicated face-to-face, or at least within earshot of each other. It was primitive but effective enough, and the social creature we call “human” evolved into the dominant species we are today. Then came long-distance...

Letters arguing religion are getting old

September 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Maybe it’s time for a truce, at least in our faith-based letters to the editor. If you like to read the letters to the editor — and I know a lot of you do — you’ve seen what I’m talking about: Would-be theologians and religious apologists have taken...

Once united, still divided

September 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It happened less than a year after one of the most divisive elections in U.S. history. Al Gore had won the popular vote and George W. Bush won the election. It took about a month to declare Bush the next president, after a 5-4 Supreme Court decision to stop a...