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Our kids and the larger world they live in

May 30, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

First, allow me to do a little bragging about my kids. Then I’ll tie it to the larger world. I have two daughters. Amy, the older one, lives in Memphis, Tenn. Over the last year, she’s moved from a pre-school teacher to an after-school program director (that is, from a worker to a boss) while [&hellip...

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A Norteño, sort of, moves to Roswell

May 22, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

In recent months, I’ve found myself living and working in three different communities. Very different, but with one standout similarity. I’m talking about Las Vegas, Taos and Roswell, three New Mexico municipalities with their own unique identities. I...

Internet more fun when I was the only one on it

May 17, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I love computers and the Internet, but not to the point of being an Internet junkie — or at least I hope so. Here’s how urbandictionary.com defines the term: “a person who is addicted to the internet, and, if there is no way to get to the internet, will...

Amtrak, Donald Trump, China, expanding monster

May 16, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

By Glenn Mollette I am sad for the eight people and their families who died and the many others injured because of the recent Amtrak disaster. Tragedy can happen regardless of ownership. I wish we didn’t own Amtrak. Our federal government should get out of...

As U.K. elections go, goes US?

May 15, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Does Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s smashing re-election victory last week in the United Kingdom presage good fortunes for Republicans in the 2016 presidential race? We’re not making predictions. But history has shown a strong — although...

‘NMMI vs. NMMI’ lawsuit huge waste of money

May 3, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I have circumstantial evidence that there may be a blatant violation of the Sherman Act, the nation’s oldest antitrust law, going on right here in Roswell. The law was passed in 1890 to restrict giant businesses known as “trusts” from controlling whole...

‘The Other White Album’ is the best of The Beatles

April 12, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

A few months ago, I undoubtedly caused a shockwave in the classical music world when I proclaimed in one of my weekly columns that Beethoven’s greatest symphony is not the Fifth but rather the much-lesser-known Third, which happens to be my personal...

Are GMOs evil or beneficial?

April 7, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

Want potatoes that don’t get bruised? How about apples that don’t turn brown when you peel or bite into one and walk away for a few minutes? What if you could resume eating the scrumptious wheat breads and cakes you had to abandon because gluten was...

If I could be anything else … auto mechanic!

March 29, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I love being a newspaper editor and a writer. But if there was anything else I could be, I’d be an auto mechanic. That probably sounds surprising coming from someone with a desk job who has a college degree, but I love working on cars. I consider myself a...

Spring in Roswell? Have I missed something?

March 22, 2015 • EditorialComments (0)

I’m happy that winter is finally over, but a bit disappointed by this so-called spring weather we’ve been having lately. I know Friday was the first official day of spring, so perhaps I’m being impatient. I moved to Roswell in late April and, except for...