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Living right in the Borderland, we enjoy Mexican food any time of any day. We listen to Latinx music on the radio and watch Spanish language programming on TV. New Mexico is an officially designated bilingual state. more
In my backyard, each spring, desert turtles emerge from their underground homes. They do so tentatively, staying close to home, gingerly venturing further each day; sometimes returning to their holes for a bit more sleep. more
Funny thing about writing a column: As you read this, you and I are having a conversation but when I write, I am alone, and my focus is extremely narrow. more
When Alma Flor Ada first read the ancient Aztec story, “The Lizard and the Sun,” “It was not more than a paragraph in a reading textbook,” she remembers. But the tenacity of the lizard appealed to her then and stayed with her years later when grown-up author Ada began writing for children. more
Stories of indigenous people preserve the “old language” that unites the human and more than human worlds, as Nalungiag, an Innuit woman, explained to ethnologist Knud Rasmussen in the early 20th century. more
The Lascaux caves in southern France are the oldest known signs of storytelling. “A 36,000-year-old painting in the Chauvet cave,” according to a 2018 article in NewsArtnet, “is thought to tell the story of a volcanic eruption.” more
Reading helps shape the brain, according to Joseph Henrich, Harvard professor of human evolutionary biology. Development of what he calls mankind’s “collective brain” powered the evolutionary success of our earliest ancestors. more
Remember “Horton Hatches the Egg?” How about “Charlotte’s Web?” Memories of treasured stories make us smile or sigh. The stories of childhood stay with us and contribute to how we see ourselves in society. more
I live near an elementary school, and before the reign of COVID-19, I enjoyed the happy hum of children’s play emanating from the playground. Now, as I walk around my neighborhood, I rarely see or hear even one child outside at play. more
Children’s stories used to end with, “And they lived happily ever after.” You have been making that promise come true for thousands of children in Dona Ana County one book, one child, one family at a time. more
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