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Some little kids will heed your advice and never touch the hot stove; others need to find out for themselves. It’s the kid who touches the hot stove twice you’ve got to worry about. more
Lee Trevino has a street named after him in El Paso. Abraham Lincoln has a town named after him in Nebraska. Monty Montana has his namesake state, and I’ve even got some hills named in my honor in South Dakota. more
The morning of Friday, Feb. 5, I drove U.S. 70 from Las Cruces to Tularosa. The whole way, across the desert, two counties, three cities and two military installations, flags were at half-staff. At homes, businesses, government agencies, churches. more
Why must Sunday morning remain the most segregated time of the week in America? Is breaking the color barrier in the church so impossible? Do we expect heaven to be separated by color, too? more
I’m not sure if the Super Bowl this Sunday is a testament to our persistence and ability to overcome challenges, or more evidence that our priorities are all screwed up. more
Do you believe in ghosts? How ‘bout angels? Miracles? Tarot cards? more
It was late on a Tuesday night in early December, so late it turned into Wednesday morning. A person or persons decided, for whatever reason, the way to get in the holiday spirit in southern Doña Ana County would be to derail a train. more
Today I can report that the state of our state is … to be determined. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham broke with tradition last week and skipped the state of the state address, which has always been given by the governor a couple hours after the start of each legislative session. And I’m not sure why. more
"As long as you've got good elimination, you've got it made." – Uncle Leonard "If a man can't drive in a bar ditch, he's got no business on the highway." – Tink more
I don’t believe any of these five businesses closed in 2020 due solely to the Coronavirus, but it certainly had an impact. more
If they get the technology right, this could be one of the most productive 60-day sessions in the history of the New Mexico Legislature. It will undoubtedly be the least ceremonious. more
Yer lookin’ at a man who never learned to cook unless you count pork & beans And a flowery grace like you’d read in a book is really beyond my means more
On the third Monday of January, the night before Opening Tuesday of the New Mexico Legislature, the Santa Fe Plaza is bustling. Music and people are spilling out of the many restaurants and bars, vehicles are all over the place. You can hear the laughter and feel the eager anticipation. more
New Mexico’s legislators will soon be making critical decisions about funding essential services, including education (which accounts for about 57 percent of the total budget). more
Trumpism was an ugly and violent political movement that was always destined to die an ugly and violent death. more
Dr. Fosse, once of Pretori, told me about Martha and Arthur, two star-crossed rare white rhinos. In a governmental gesture of goodwill, South Africa agreed to ship Arthur to Tanzania to mate with Martha. more
Rioting Americans overtook the U.S. Capitol building and tried to interfere with the Presidential election certification. more
This is the time of year when people all over the world join in a collective wish that next year will be better than this one. Never in my lifetime has that bar been set so low. more
Grandpa Tommy's dad used to say, "A cowful is a substantial quantity." According to my research, the rumen on a mature cow can hold up to 300 pounds. And by anybody's standards, that is quite a bit. more
Halls of Fame are terribly subjective entities. The criteria are vague and the elections mysterious. more
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