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El Capitan: The Saint who owned our family

January 4, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

El Capitan By the time he came to live with us he already weighed about 60 pounds. Only a few months old, his paws were bigger than my hands and he had yet to grow into his ears and jowls. He never really would. His reddish brown, white and black fur was soft like velvet, [&hellip...

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Reviewing past predictions, laying out new ones

January 3, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Last year about this time, I made some predictions for 2016. Turns out, I was right, wrong and a little in between, with observations both on and off the mark. A quick review, and some new predictions: • I said it would be a brutal winter in New Mexico,...

A whole new year

December 31, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Happy New Year, Roswell! In today’s edition, you’ll find a review of the year that just ended. It’s the news of the past, some dark and torturous, some good and decent. Altogether, it’s a reflection on the year 2016 and what it meant for Roswell and...

A domestic violence and sexual assault facility

December 31, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

One of the hardest things for a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault is to take that first step and walk through our shelter doors. Regardless of the victim’s gender or gender preference, race, culture or socioeconomic strata, we see the hurt and...

Planning for a successful 2017 and beyond

December 31, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It has been said that people don’t plan to fail, but they do fail to plan. As the great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” Or the father driving his family who said, “We are...

God kneels lower than you can imagine

December 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The other day I was having a conversation. I did my best to persuade. They heard the opposite of what I said. It would be like telling someone to take a right and they go left. Or to go forward and they go backward. My speaking was clear. They twisted my...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

December 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Welcoming banner St. Andrew’s church is welcoming immigrants and aliens, as their banner states. Father Dale Plummer points out that a sign reading “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You” would likely go unnoticed. They want people to notice they’re...

Take small steps all year to meet your goals

December 30, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve been reflecting lately, as we all do at this time of year, about the past 12 months and maybe even the time beyond that. It seems as the year draws to a close, we like to look back at our successes and our failures and how maybe we can create a new...

Google video changes my outlook on this year

December 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

At first glance, this year has been awful. Our country suffered the horrifying attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Our own small town suffered the horrifying loss of an entire family at the hands of their father and husband. We lost great stars such as...

For Auld Lang Syne: A freshman semester in review

December 29, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

As I partake in New Years’ Day preparations, I cannot help but muse on the tranquil pandemonium, the harmonious cacophony, the comprehensible incoherency known as the first semester in college. While reminiscing about specific anecdotes certainly provides...