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As things stand now, there may not be any presidential debates in 2024. And I’m not sure that would be a huge loss. more
Two of my sons have turtles. I don’t know why there are these water-dwelling creatures hanging around in their houses, apparently not doing much other than floating around, sticking their noses … more
If you’ve moved to Las Cruces in the past 20 years, you may be curious why White Sands Missile Range has an annual event commemorating the Bataan Death March, or why U.S. Hwy. 70 is dubbed the … more
Las Colcheras Quilt Guild of Las Cruces is deeply involved in caring for the local community. The guild with its 200+ members provides quilts to those in need and respond to every … more
The state of New Mexico has two different sets of rules when it comes to funding capital outlay projects for new construction or repair of basic infrastructure. All funding for education projects … more
My granddaughter is about to become a big sister. The first six years of her life she yearned for a sibling to play with. Her seventh? Not so much.      “I thought … more
Once, a long while ago, I accompanied my Uncle Nils to California. He was a truck driver and came through New Mexico to say hello as he passed by. I must have been in my teens at the time, still … more
Like many, I spend large swaths of time on the internet. Among the 4 billion people who use it, an estimated 63,000 web searches are preformed every second. For years, we’ve contributed online … more
Back when Neil Young was rockin’ in the free world, back when a thunderous power chord struck a blow against the empire, “The Sixties” were shaking the cultural firmament well into … more
During the horsemanship clinic I gave up in Albuquerque last fall, one of the participants asked an interesting question. She wanted to know how I would summarize, in a few short phrases, my primary … more
“We were going out of our minds,” Izzy said, reflecting back on when everything had shut down, pretty much without warning, due to COVID-19. The weather was cold, wet, dreary, and no … more
For two pounds/75 pence you get a whiskey side with a half lager or dark beer at the Lismore Pub in Glasgow’s West End. For less than $3.50, this “old man’s drink,” is a … more
The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) holds that all actions are controlled by intentions. TPB, developed by Icek Ajzen in 1985, suggests an individual's intention to perform or not to perform a … more
It’s Christmas time, when we celebrate the birth of Christ. In the U.S., surveys show that more than 80 percent of us believe in God. That’s more people than have lawyers, drive foreign … more
In this edition of the Bulletin, I continue a tradition carried by one of my mentors, the late Tom Reeves, who published newspapers in California, Colorado and Alamogordo, … more
Pitlochry is set in Scotland’s geographic center along a main route through the Highlands towards the Cairngorms. My first glimpse, as I approached Pitlochry by train, registered the … more
My wife lied to me. “No, I didn’t,” she insisted. But she did.  By omission, that is. You see, every year we go to a Christmas Fair with my buddy Maloney and his … more
In a world filled with flavorless, cookie-cutter chain stores, it’s nice to talk with local shop owners. There is a zest for life and an urge to create that fuels their day-to-day living. Lisa … more
Every year around this time, we start seeing the messages everywhere, in many forms: Peace on Earth, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. I’m beginning to wonder, though, do we really want Peace … more
Do you hate poetry? I hear that a lot. People see something written in a vertical form, strange lines, sometimes rhyming. For some, the eye just rolls away as soon as they see the … more
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