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I have a friend who thinks like a plant. At least that’s how I see it. She worked for us in our nursery a year ago planting up seedlings, while I worked on willow cuttings for a forest service … more
Cell towers, 5G, are spreading the coronavirus; Dr. Anthony Fauci sent the virus to China in 2015; Medicare is incentivizing hospitals to lie on admittance and death of patients giving out $39,000 … 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
Due to the many stores closed due to the Coronavirus, Desert Exposure’s distribution locations have been reduced, but quantities have been increased at those that remain open. Below, … more
This month marks a couple of significant milestones for my relationship with this wonderful paper and the local horse community.  It was ten years ago, April 2010, when I wrote my first column … more
Over half of all RVers have pets, and I’ve written about them from every possible angle except one. The angle of “what if your pet doesn’t want to give up its nice, comfy house and … 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
Look for the brightest star in March’s evening sky and you will have found the constellation of Canis Major, the Big Dog. Located just east of Orion, the Hunter, Canis Major’s bright star … more
A decade before the Soviet Union sent Sputnik into space, White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico launched the first Aerobee rocket, a platform that would eventually carry animals. Lifting off with … more
Kids are funny. My granddaughter, now five, will ask me “Guess what?” with a mischievous grin. more
Lepus, the Hare, hangs a third of the way up in our southeastern sky as it gets dark on these February evenings. The central star is Arneb, the brightest star in the constellation. The other stars in the constellation form a pinwheel around it. Lepus is the 51st constellation in size among the 88 official constellations with only 290-square degrees. more
The forklift didn't go to the moon, but a simple misunderstanding illustrates the respect and credence that the public gives museums. more
Five years ago this month, our company published its first edition of Desert Exposure, after we purchased the publication from David and Lisa Fryxell. more
Following a 615-mile, two-day drive taking me through Dona Ana, Socorro, Catron and Grant counties, I present my New Year’s resolutions for 2020: more
Back in the early days of dial-up internet (for the younger readers, you used to have to dial into an internet connection using your land-based phone line. This connection was limited in speed due to the bandwidth limits of the phone line) it could take you 15 minutes or more just to download one picture. 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
I love movies/shows and I love books. But these things are not the same. They touch the soul at different levels, work on the brain in twists and turns that make us think in different ways. Until recently, after a conversation with my critical, analytic youngest son (age 18), I naively thought the way most of us experience these things is similar. But, never assume, I must once again remind myself. more
Fortnite is one of those rare games that has transcended the online world. Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games back in 2017. It is a free-to-play battle royale game where up to 100 players strive to be the sole survivor. Fortnite boasts a player base of more than 250 million players and earns hundreds of millions of dollars per month. more
Randy Zavala of Las Cruces got a phone call from a number he didn’t recognize one day. The voice he heard when he picked up the phone told him it was the Social Security office and they were contacting him because he was being investigated and there was a warrant out for him. more
I remember once my Nana told me to sit up straight. Actually, she said it tons of times. I could hear her voice now – “enderezate.” She always sat up straight. It meant something to her. more
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