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Tender times call for conscious measures

December 14, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The hatred, fear and anger expressed online whenever someone posts an opinion or even a documentable fact about a politician has become indicative of a sick society. When we can’t hear someone say something we disagree with about our favorite candidate without wanting to hurt them, we are sick. How about we stop that. OK, [&hellip...

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Stories in small town newspapers say a lot

December 13, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Every weekend, I (or a proxy, if I want the weekend off) go through well over a dozen New Mexico newspapers and their websites in search of compelling stories to send out to subscribers of the Community News Exchange. This weekly column is part of this weekly...

History of the upcoming Wreaths Across America

December 12, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

MaryAnn Murphy of the Patriot Guard Riders wants to alert everybody about this weekend’s special event. This year’s annual Wreaths Across America ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17. It will be held at the Gen. Douglas McBride Veterans Cemetery,...

Investing in others’ lives on after you are gone

December 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Funerals are for the living to honor the dead. They are a gathering of survivors whose lives were touched or impacted by the deceased. Funerals can provide closure on a person’s life. Funerals are a final “good bye” to a person’s life. They can be...

Stepping forward, still remaining

December 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

So now the Roswell City Council has made its decision to go forward with a gross receipts tax to fund the construction of a brand-spanking-new recreation and aquatic facility. How much the increase will be remains to be seen, but we think it’s wise to build...

Coffee and conversation generates good ideas

December 10, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

SaraLei Fajardo, the Roswell Daily Record’s general manager, came up with the idea, that we reach out in “town hall” fashion to our customers, and last Tuesday she joined Barbara Beck, our publisher, and myself as editor for a “coffee with the...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

December 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Coffee and conversation The Roswell Daily Record’s “coffee” with our readers on Tuesday morning was, we think, a great success — good enough for our publisher, Barbara Beck, to declare it a monthly occasion from here on out. At the informal gathering...

Maybe Roswell has its own ‘illuminati’

December 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I was speaking to a couple of people the other day and the conversation turned to the topic I was thinking of writing about this week. We discussed different topics: the violence that seems to pervade our small community; how many of our young people can’t...

Recreating ourselves: What do you want to be?

December 9, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The question most asked of children is: What do you want to be when you grow up? It is a simple question whose answer provides a slice into personality and perhaps personal nature. It is usually followed by: You can be whatever you want to be. Are we lying...

“New math” and why Boolean Algebra should be taught in schools

December 8, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

While it pains me to confess it, despite the technological advances that are occurring within my generation and my intense love for science fiction, my computer expertise is subpar, to say the least. Sure, I can find online sources, cite them, and type/submit...