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Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

October 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Runaway campaigning The race for the presidency had a near miss Thursday night when vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence’s plane skid off the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the crash landing. As of this writing, we’ve seen nothing that would indicate the incident is being politicized in any way, [&hellip...

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Thoughts on Tony and Dak, Donald and Hillary

October 28, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I don’t understand this election! Oh, I’m not talking about the overall election where we vote to keep this judge, or pass that bond, or elect a new secretary of state. No, I’m talking about the presidential election where we decide the future of our...

Schools should consider later start times

October 27, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Sleep deprivation, depression, unable to focus, unable to concentrate as well as other health issues are problems students struggle with on a daily basis. I should know, I am one. The problem. School starts so early in the morning (7:45 to 8 a.m.; it ends...

Thoughts on the power of signs and symbols

October 26, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1). Something can be said about the importance of signs and symbols and the meaning they are able to carry. Indeed, the level of meaning they are able to convey far exceeds...

Southeast NM and this year’s election tumult

October 25, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The Republican Party rules the roost here in southeastern New Mexico. Donald Trump for president, Steve Pearce for Congress, Nora Espinoza for Secretary of State — these are the front-running candidacies in this corner of the state, along with the many...

Don’t live your daily life lost in the woods

October 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

It was after 10 p.m. on a very dark Canadian evening and we were lost in the woods — literally. Out in nowhere in a land we had never been to before. Every street name was in French and we were unable to find the rustic resort we had made reservations to...

Roswell Next is big step forward

October 22, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

There’s a new organization in town called Roswell Next, the result of an initiative by a number of groups, including the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce and the Roswell-Chaves County Economic Development Corporation....

Evidence of God seen by evil transformed into good

October 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

The new atheism is an anti-theistic movement. The new atheism argues that any religion to claim that an all-powerful, loving God intimately interacts with creation is ludicrous, laughable and lamentable. Like a mad scientist wild-eyed in his lab, the new...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

October 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

Signs of our times Shame on those who are stealing or vandalizing campaign signs in our neighborhoods. Earlier this week the Republican Party released a video of a vehicle pulling up to a home with a woman getting out, ripping down and stealing away a large...

Making the right choice among the chaos

October 21, 2016 • EditorialComments (0)

I have done my best to stay away from the issue of the upcoming elections since I began, but I think it’s time to tackle the “elephant” in the room. Unfortunately for us as voters, and I mean all of the citizens of this amazing country we live in, we...