Monthly Archives: February 2021

Open the classroom windows

NOTE:  It appears New Mexico readers agree with me on this topic.  I have received more comment on this article than on any of my other columns except those about horses. Classrooms do not need windows, the architect assured me. … Continue reading

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Not a great time for a special election

New Mexico Congress member Deb Haaland has been nominated to serve as US Secretary of Interior. Lots of New Mexicans are happy about this. I’m not. My concern is not with Haaland. I wish her all the best. I especially … Continue reading

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Virus numbers force state into crisis mode

In a California hospital, patients who could barely breathe were crowded in a hallway because there was no room for them anywhere else.  This was in a TV news report in mid-December. That’s what it looks like, I thought. Around … Continue reading

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The diabolical plan that never was

Could Brian Egolf really be that dumb? That was my first thought when the headline caught my eye, as I picked up the morning newspaper from my driveway. The headline implied that New Mexico House Speaker Egolf, a Democrat, was … Continue reading

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Fear beats communication in election

Too much of this recent election was about fear. The campaign messages you saw, on TV and social media, were designed to ramp up your anxiety beyond the boiling point. Too many of us, I suspect, voted not so much … Continue reading

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