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On a trip to Washington, D.C., recently, I was reminded of what it feels like to be patriotic. It’s something most of us say that we are, but it can be difficult to explain the emotions it … more
In 1981, Sally Field won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of an ambitious and reckless newspaper reporter in the film “Absence of Malice.” The reporter uses information leaked by a … more
I walked out of the dentist’s office after getting my teeth cleaned. Because of the pandemic it had been a year or two. Okay, three. Don’t judge me. Outside, I could hear children … more
When I was in high school, the little store on campus sold giant cookies. They seemed about U.F.O. sized and everyone’s favorite choice was the chocolate chip kind because you could see endless … more
On Feb. 3 and 4, Las Colcheras Quilt Guild of Las Cruces held its first show in three years. Our theme was Spring Fling, to create a sense of new life, joy, and new beginnings. Those of us who worked … more
I love my shower. This is because it’s neat, organized, everything is in its place. The products are the ones I love: the scents, the froth on the body wash. The right shampoo and face wash … more
It’s Southern New Mexico’s dark, dirty secret. The visitor centers from Alamogordo to Lordsburg, from Las Cruces to Truth or Consequences, avoid this truth and fear its … more
Cleanliness is next to godliness.      That’s why, once a month, I take a bath whether I need one or not. This past month, however, I had to give myself an … more
I imagine many readers of this paper are also fans of the quality programing on the various PBS stations across our state. If you enjoy a good story with interesting characters, and also happen to … more
My friend always chuckles when I go to a diner or a whole-in-the-wall, family-owned restaurant and order an Old Fashioned. It’s what I call a traditional, classic burger. You know the kind. … more
Here, New Mexico desert light strikes wonder in the heart, provides brilliant backdrops and translates to film. No winding here, just straight forward goldness at dawn, at sunset, … more
Sometimes, in between all the bad news, I wonder about things. Does the universe go on forever? Can life exist on other planets? Will Tide clean better than the next leading brand? And then … more
At the beginning of this month, the Dona Ana Arts Council is presenting quilts in two wildly different themes, Cryptography, and Oasis, created by art quilt group 4 Common Corners.  4 Common … more
For as long as humans have had art, art has had patrons, angels driven by what we can maybe call a “nobility of civic purpose.” In Las Cruces, patrons of our quilters make possible the … more
If Yvette Herrell wins re-election in the newly re-configured New Mexico Congressional District 2, will that disprove the lawsuit filed by the Republican Party now pending in the state Supreme Court alleging gerrymandering? more
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