Is there a loss of connection to God in this digital age?

Our society has a fixation with keeping connected to information or each other. I don’t usually get on my soap box as the step up leaves me vulnerable to falling off. However, I thought long and hard and prayed about this week’s column. The question to consider is what would happen if we were as […]

Freedom can be as simple as no bonnet blindness

A friend mentioned that she had been looking through some of her treasures and had come across a collection of sun bonnets. Of course, that evoked many memories of early life in those canyons at lma. Her collection included bonnets made of lace and other fancy materials. They held their shapes by having slats sewn […]

God’s divine influence can balance all, even a potluck

Some of our church members drive 50+ miles each way on Sunday. Until a few years ago, they’d go home after morning worship, have lunch, and immediately begin the drive back for evening services. Several other families drive about 25 miles each way. Consequently, we moved our afternoon service to 1 pm and have a […]

Telling region’s stories has had profound impact

Growing up in Pueblo, Colo., I’d come home from school in the 1950s and ’60s, I’d do my chores and homework, then read an escapism western or sports story in a library book I’d checked out the Saturday before. I’d sprawl on the floor in front of the small black-and-white television and plug my ears […]

World Wide Web has been a life changer for billions

The World Wide Web turned 25 years old last week. When I say this was a life-changing event for me, it’s a sentiment I know I share with six billion people, more or less, worldwide. Without the World Wide Web, the Internet was a secret shared by a few cognoscenti in the military, other branches […]

Taking pride in preserving the history of our area

Those of us who are members of the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute, as well as all people who are interested in our history certainly owe the city a thank you for all the work they did to paint and help rearrange the lobby and the first room most visitors enter as they view our Tucumcari […]

Daylight Saving (no ‘s’) Time causes inconvenience

Daylight Saving Time arrived on Sunday with its usual confusions: If it’s an hour later than it was at the same time yesterday, that means it looks like it’s actually an hour earlier. Or maybe it’s the other way around? So it’s darker longer in the morning, which means it will mean dusk will come […]

Although it’s not morally right, being bad can feel good

There are times when the actions of others make you angry and you have a desire to get revenge, but then calmer thoughts prevail and you choose to be a better person and not sink to the other person’s level. This column is not about one of those times. A few weeks ago I pulled […]

Change, good or bad, not always easy or to our liking

About a week ago I decided it was time to do a little transplanting in my flower garden. Years ago I would grab my shovel and start digging before getting on my hands and knees to place the plant in its proper place. This time was different. I enlisted the help of a young man […]

A chance encounter leads to discussion of relatives

When the Batten Family Singers presented their concert at the Fair Barn a few weeks ago, I was privileged to meet Mr. Batten and to have a visit about one of his relatives, Mose Batten, who was a city policeman for many years and who was also a friend for as long as I can […]