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When knights went into battle, they depended not only on their sword, but on their shield as well. While we do not carry shields around with us, there is one about halfway up in the sky above our … more
The economy on the border between Columbus and Palomas, Mexico is being reshaped dramatically this summer because of the coronavirus quarantine and the Trump policy of lengthening the wall between … more
In 1775 Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general in the United States. Letters were taken to a post office, where the postmaster would note the postage in the upper right … more
Every month I need to have my article to the editor by a certain deadline. And every month, around the beginning of the second week, I realize I have nothing. With deadline getting closer and closer, … more
It took us some time to get used to this new normal, but I hope by now we’ve all come to accept these circumstances and move on. Personally, hiking has given me a sense of normalcy these days … more
“I say with pride that I was born with the soul of a gypsy. For me, the term gypsy is one of endearment. It speaks of fierce independence, curiosity, restlessness, and a willingness to try most … more
Have you ever rightly considered what the mere ability to read means? That it is the key which admits us to the whole world of thought and fancy and imagination? To the company of saint and sage, of … more
I took my granddaughter to see the house where I grew up. Across the street is the elementary school where I got into all kinds of shenanigans as a kid. I wouldn’t say my friends and I were … more
April's edition of Desert Exposure is out! Since so many of our regular locations are simply closed currently here are some places you will be able to find … more
Kids are funny. My granddaughter, now five, will ask me “Guess what?” with a mischievous grin. more
The forklift didn't go to the moon, but a simple misunderstanding illustrates the respect and credence that the public gives museums. more
Where have all the migrants gone? For some months now, the extraordinary program put together by the city of Deming has been empty. When I last visited, the cots were in neat rows, the storeroom was full of blankets, clothing and hygienic items like toothbrushes, and volunteers were ready to assist. On the walls there were large welcoming banners in Spanish, Portuguese and English. more
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