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A new year arrives today. It is that time of the year when we accidentally write “2022" and then have to figure out how to make the “2" into a “3" so it is correct. Old habits die hard. It will take a while, but we’ll all eventually get there.

In my day to day life, when I talk about someone who is so excited he can hardly stand it, I often say, “He is as excited as a child on Christ…

In my home office hangs a quote: “The turtle only progresses with his neck out.” It was given to me by my uncle, a businessman, when I first r…

CLOVIS — I thought John McCain was a terrible politician, and a worse presidential candidate. He never met a war that he didn’t back and his c…

SILVER CITY — Attorneys seeking to overturn the will of voters who approved a constitutional amendment in 2020 reforming the state Public Regulation Commission had to …

SILVER CITY — After my recent exposition about having my cellphone destroyed, and my subsequent deliberations and indecision about a replacement [see Nov.30 Roswell Da…

Too many people here live with hunger, and food banks need help. You knew that, but you may not know that the bigger picture of hunger in New Mexico is actually improving.

The classic 1970s movie “Love Story” featured a popular line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” This concept may have worked for the big screen, but it is…

SILVER CITY — The legislative session is fast approaching, and major issues like crime, education and taxes will be considered. But I’d like to suggest three voting bi…

SILVER CITY — In June 2012, I succumbed to the hype and joined with millions of others to watch Nik Wallenda attempt to cross over Niagara Falls on a high wire.

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LAS VEGAS — Pick up any news article that deals with the bestowing of some sort of honor, be it the Super Bowl, winning the U.S. presidency, being named a beauty queen…

As temperatures drop and heating bills rise, we’re watching the state Public Regulation Commission, which will soon shed its five elected members in favor of three app…

That question hovers over American politics because Joe Biden reached that milestone last weekend, the first octogenarian in our history to occupy the White House.

On Nov. 17, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would not run for a leadership position in the Democratic Caucus for the new session of Congress. Given the recent…

SANTA ROSA, N.M. — The other day I heard a program on NPR discussing how children and youth are taking in the threat of climate change. One teenager spoke of how he be…

In 2009, SunZia Southwest Transmission Project held a public hearing in Deming to gather feedback on its plan to build a high-voltage transmission line from Lincoln Co…

Although I’m sure most of them are smarter than I am and are already making this a practice, I’d like to warn my fellow bike riders and other outside exercisers that i…

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On the night of Nov. 8, New Mexicans could curl up in bed knowing that our election was mostly over. Whether we liked the results or not, we knew what most of them were.

You are a once in a universe happening. There has never been anyone like you in the history of mankind. There will never be another like you once you are gone. There a…

If you ask me, Thanksgiving is better than Christmas, for a whole host of practical, spiritual and personal reasons.

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During debates of the Energy Transmission Act in 2019, some boosters made it sound like New Mexico could just switch from coal to renewable. Poof!

The difference between a revolution and a civil war is who wins the war after the last shot is fired. In both instances there are shots fired by members of a country a…

In recent employment interviews I asked some of the applicants what they felt were their biggest weaknesses. Several of those interviewed gave very honest answers alon…

Back when I was doing public relations, my standard advice to the brass was, “Never say ‘no comment’ to a reporter. It makes them wonder what you’re hiding.”

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The mission of the New Mexico Foundation of Open Government (NMFOG) includes advocating, educating and litigating to help New Mexicans vindicate their rights under the…

On a recent trip to Europe I had the opportunity to visit 12 different countries. Over the years we have now visited 19 countries. I was reminded about how different t…

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Just about the only thing dogs and cats in the animal shelter have going for them is that there are groups of people willing to work together to help them. Without tho…

If you want to start a revealing conversation ask the question, “If you could witness only one event in the history of mankind, what event would it be?” Many events ju…

There is deep concern in our communities and vulnerable populations across the state about a topic that impacts many New Mexicans: The idea that “free” COVID-19 servic…

“I don’t need all of your drama!” Why would a person say this? Is there someone you think of when you read this line? Would you like more or less drama in your life tomorrow?

Why is it usually the case that the most positive collection of thoughts ever spoken about a person are shared after the person dies? We always hear such kind words sp…

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Two things I know. Today is the youngest you will ever be for the rest of your life. When the sun rises tomorrow you will be another day older.

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If you are feeling down or depressed, do something kind for someone else. Don’t expect any return back and see what happens. In other words, if your life is not fulfil…

You might have heard about work that the Environmental Protection Agency and New Mexico Environment Department are doing to clean up contaminated groundwater at severa…

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There have been a lot of game changers since COVID-19 began — including the virus itself, which has completely upended our way of life, across the globe. For two years…

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In New Mexico elections, the most confusing decisions we make involve voting for judges.