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Please get Harry Potter out of U.S. politics

May 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Can we stop with all of the Harry Potter metaphors in politics? There are grown adults comparing our convoluted, complicated political environment to the fictional world of Harry Potter and it’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen. We’ve already got people shouting from the top of their lungs about how Trump is [&hellip...

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Remembering the ‘Good Old Days’

May 18, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I suspect the headline of this article will turn away some readers who cringe anytime they hear someone bring up the way things used to be. The good old days. “I remember back when I was a kid. We had to walk 4 miles through 3 feet of snow just to get to...

Rec/aquatic center should be put on hold

May 17, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Roswell residents are increasingly concerned about fiscal responsibility in the current municipal administration. First, a $600,000 expenditure for Welcome to Roswell signs compounded with an increase in gross receipts tax, to fund the new recreation/aquatic...

Get rid of filibusters for the future

May 17, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I think career politicians can’t be trusted to do what’s best for our country, a belief shared by many who want term limits. The Supreme Court said we can’t have term limits for Congress unless we amend the Constitution, but we can urge the Senate to...

The terrain of our birth is woven into our blood

May 17, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

What is a man? Is he an age? I’m 54. Is he a race? I’m German/Mexican. Is he the color of his hair? Mine is strawberry blond thinning to gray. My father was a bull rider, and my mother a homecoming queen. They were also two of the most stubborn people I...

Solar energy waste, a liability or an opportunity?

May 16, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

My wife and I took a recent road trip to Midland, Texas, to visit the Petroleum Museum. We drove south on Texas Highway 385 toward Odessa and I noticed an unusual amount of old rusted machine parts spewed about in the fields. There are two ways to look at all...

Poultry not the real problem

May 15, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I’ve recently read three different articles in the RDR newspaper about the poultry situation within the city limits of Roswell, including where a person had to pay a court fine. The latest article was on Friday, which indicated a council vote of 4-4, with...

Perspective between labor, management

May 15, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I wish to add my perspective to the recent discussions about the relationship between labor and management. We must first point out that the proponent of workers’ rights does not outline any worker-friendly policy. He just complains that it does not exist....

Things my mother always told me …

May 13, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

My mother always told me, “When you wash your hands in the sink, the dirt is supposed to wash down the drain, not be wiped on the towel.” My mother generally told me this in an agitated voice, obviously upset because the hand towel by the sink was covered...

Generational curses and living in light of beatitudes

May 12, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Before you could walk, and perhaps even before, you may have been taught to fear. Some homes eat copious amounts of fear for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The recipe for fear is usually worry mixed with some type of devastating outcome. Maybe you have had the...