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Today's Opinions

  • Work of Art: It’s not part of my bivouac

    It’s interesting when people consistently use the incorrect word and can’t tolerate any correction, even when it’s offered politely.

    Let me explain:

    A friend with whom I once took classes at Highlands had been hobbling around on crutches a couple of weeks ago. I saw her this week, sans crutches and asked how she was doing. “Much better! I’m just glad I’m not ambulatory anymore!”

  • Embracing transparency

    We congratulate the New Mexico State Investment Council for finally seeing the error of its ways and agreeing to be more transparent when it comes to settlement agreements.

    The investment council voted last week to adopt a new policy requiring that all settlement agreements be voted on publicly by the full council. Negotiations can still take place behind closed doors.

    This is a significant — and welcome — change from its previous practice.

  • Editorial cartoon - June 1, 2015
  • Dispatch New Mexico - Our kids and the larger world

    First, allow me to do a little bragging about my kids. Then I’ll tie it to the larger world.

    I have two daughters. Amy, the older one, lives in Memphis, Tenn. Over the last year, she’s moved from a pre-school teacher to an after-school program director (that is, from a worker to a boss) while also attending the University of Memphis, where she’s been recognized as an outstanding senior in her chosen field of anthropology. No easy feats, I’d say, for someone who’s only 23 years old. Thankfully, she has the energy to do both.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - May 29, 2015

    THUMBS UP! COMING IN THIRD AT NATIONALS

  • Editorial cartoon - May 29, 2015
  • Another perspective - How important is San Juan Generating Station to NM?

    By Carla Sonntag

    How important is affordable electricity, 811 jobs and annual royalties and taxes of over $40 million to New Mexico? Not a concern at all for radical environmental groups that would like to see the San Juan Generating Station completely shut down and for the power to be replaced with solar energy. Their plan is estimated to cost $1.5 billion.

  • Just a Thought - How to rob yourself of joy

    By Rick Kraft

    Be joyous. Be joyous today. Be joyous and contagiously spread your joy to others.

    It all starts on the inside. It then continues on the inside. At some point it can end on the inside or it can continue on to the outside. What is important here is that you control your inside. You determine who can control your inside regardless of what others do on your outside.

    Another way to put this is to recognize that life is what you make it. Your experience in walking this world is primarily governed by what happens between your two ears.